Ukraine War, August 16, 2022: Putin, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, and the risk of nuclear war

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Dispatches

1) Marina Lopes, “A U.S.-Russia nuclear war could starve 5 billion to death, study says,” Washington Post, August 16, 2022 (2:48 a.m. EDT);

Analysis

Vladimir Putin appears to be confident he can “beat” Joe Biden in any nuclear showdown. His belief and perception are not going to change.

What can the U.S. do?

One suggestion is that Biden publicly form a small nuclear decision group, so that Putin will not know who he is really up against in any nuclear showdown.

This idea needs to be developed, and implemented.

The Trenchant Observer

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