Policy Analyst Monica Montgomery spoke with The Hill about the Biden administration drawing “red lines” when it comes to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
“Red lines is, I think, a very scary word in Washington, particularly following President Obama and the red lines supposedly drawn in Syria, and a lot of politicians and also leaders will shy away from that,” said Monica Montgomery, a policy analyst for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
Montgomery said red lines can also be read as permitting other brutal actions.
“I think Putin’s already extremely aware of the risks that nuclear use would bring NATO into the theater,” she said, adding it was still wise to leave room to maneuver, as some theoretical uses of nuclear weapons may not justify such a drastic response. Read more