“I know President Joe Biden is deeply concerned about the dangers of World War III,” the CIA chief said Thursday.
“None of us can accept the threat posed by tactical nuclear weapons or the potential use of low – powered nuclear weapons, considering the setbacks they have faced so far from a military perspective, as President Putin and the Russian leadership may sink into despair,” William Burns said in a speech in Atlanta.
The Kremlin talked about keeping its nuclear forces alert Speaking to students at the University of Georgia Tech, the head of the main US intelligence agency said, “But we do not really see any definite signs of deployment or military action.”
“Obviously we are very concerned. I know President Joe Biden is deeply concerned about the dangers of World War III and is doing everything he can to prevent a nuclear conflict from becoming possible,” he added.
“A force is falling”
Russia has a number of tactical nuclear weapons, less powerful than the Hiroshima bomb, and according to its “rise-and-fall” principle, in the event of a routine conflict, the low-energy nuclear weapon must first be reused. With the west.
But he said the hypothesis was that “NATO is intervening militarily in Ukraine during this conflict, and this is not something that was planned as the President has made clear.”
William Burns, who recalled being the US ambassador to Moscow, did not have enough harsh words for “revenge” and “stubborn” Vladimir Putin, who for many years was immersed in an explosive mixture of “flaws,” ambition and insecurity.
“Every day, Putin proves that falling power is as destructive as rising power,” he added.
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