Senior Policy Director John Erath spoke with Yahoo! News about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats.
“This is something we have not seen before, which is a nuclear state making a direct threat to use nuclear weapons,” John Erath, senior policy director for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, told Yahoo News. Biden “is reminding the Russians that they are taking us down a very dangerous road,” one that has rarely been traveled — and could lead, Erath says, to a nuclear exchange.
The question is whether those threats are anything more than rhetoric. What does their frequency, or intensity, say about Putin’s state of mind?
“I think they are prepared to follow through on the threat. I don’t think they want to,” Erath told Yahoo News. “What the president is saying is, ‘Hey, be careful. This is a road nobody wants to go down.’” Read more