Biden Administration Already Talking About Nuclear Weapons Against Foreign Enemies
Two weeks into the Biden administration and we’re already talking about nuclear war?
President Trump goes four years in office without even coming close to a war and now the Biden administration is saying that it is a real possibility that we may need to use nuclear weapons against either Russia or China.
Here’s my question, what would warrant the use of a nuclear weapon today? If you ask me, it would have to be the 100% certainty that a foreign enemy was immediately planning on hitting us with a nuclear weapon. It can’t be speculative, it has to be absolutely imminent and the only course of action that we could take to protect our country.
You’ve got to think about this, the world is much more populated than what it was during World War II. There likely wouldn’t just be tens of thousands of people who would die as a result of a nuclear weapon. The real probablility is that it would kill millions of people, most of which would be innocent people.
STRATCOM Commander Admiral Charles Richard has warned that we needed to change out approach or we’re going to face something that we’re not prepared for.
“At the U.S. Strategic Command, we assess the probability of nuclear use is low, but not “impossible,” particularly in a crisis and as our nuclear-armed adversaries continue to build capability and exert themselves globally. Further, assessing risk is more than just assessing likelihood; it also involves accounting for outcomes. We cannot dismiss or ignore events that currently appear unlikely but, should they occur, would have catastrophic consequences.”
Richard then added,
“There is a real possibility that a regional crisis with Russia or China could escalate quickly to a conflict involving nuclear weapons, if they perceived a conventional loss would threaten the regime or state,” he continued. “Consequently, the U.S. military must shift its principal assumption from ‘nuclear employment is not possible’ to ‘nuclear employment is a very real possibility,’ and act to meet and deter that reality. We cannot approach nuclear deterrence the same way. It must be tailored and evolved for the dynamic environment we face.”
“We must adapt to today’s strategic environment by understanding our opponents’ threats and their decision calculus. We must also accept the gauntlet of great power competition with our nuclear-capable peers. It is through a holistic risk assessment process that we can better align national resources and military readiness to ensure strategic security,” he concluded. “In the end, it comes back to the threat. Until we come to a broad understanding of what the threat is and what to do about it, we risk suffering embarrassment—or perhaps worse—at the hands of our adversaries.”