Nuclear war between the United States and Russia or China is ‘a real possibility’ because Moscow and Beijing are ‘aggressively challenging’ world peace ‘in ways not seen since the Cold War,’ a four-star admiral warns.
Admiral Charles A. Richard, who heads the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), which oversees America’s arsenal of nuclear weapons, expressed alarm at Russian and Chinese ‘cyber attacks and threats in space.’
Richard accused Moscow and Beijing of ‘taking advantage of the global pandemic to advance their national agendas.’
The Navy officer added, however, that at STRATCOM ‘we assess the probability of nuclear use is low.’
Nonetheless, the US ‘cannot dismiss or ignore events that currently appear unlikely but, should they occur, would have catastrophic consequences,’ Richard writes in Proceedings, a journal published by the US Naval Institute.
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Source: Daily Mail