Just the title of WSJ’s article conveys an extraordinary level of recklessness. But it gets worse in the body where the author recommends arming U.S. naval forces with “tactical nuclear weapons,” and getting ready to attack a Russian nuclear submarine.
I take it WSJ’s article is just an information war salvo. No serious warfighter — even in Russia — considers an escalation to nuclear war to be a viable option in the context of the Ukraine conflict. Russia doesn’t need to nuke Ukraine because Russia is winning militarily; Ukraine/NATO can’t nuke Russia because the risk of nuclear retaliation is too great.
I’m told that detonating just 400 of today’s nuclear bombs would kill every living thing on Earth, including coronavirus. Globally, there are more than 12,000 nuclear bombs to detonate.
Either WSJ has gone insane with this piece, or else in its way it is trying to show that WE have. Dear God preserve our precious bodily fluids.