Biden Says Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ at Highest Risk in 60 Years

President Biden said Thursday that a nuclear “Armageddon” is at its highest risk since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Biden claims that the risk of another “Armageddon” is at its highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • During a speech at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Thursday, Biden said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”
  • The President also warned that the use of low-yield tactical warheads could quickly lead to global destruction.
  • “I don’t think there is any such a thing as the ability to easily use a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon,” Biden said.
BIDEN ON A POTENTIAL “ARMAGEDDON” IN THE FUTURE:

“We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.” Biden went on to say the threat from Putin is real “because his military is — you might say — significantly underperforming.”

BACKGROUND:
  • Last month, Putin warned he would use “weapons of destruction” after he mobilized 300,000 more troops, the first Russian reserve mobilization of its kind since WWII.
  • Putin vowed to use “all means” necessary to defend the region, saying, “If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will use all available means to protect Russia and our people – this is not a bluff… I shall stress – by all means available to us.”
  • The Russian president continued, saying that “Those trying to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that the tables can turn on them,” American Faith reported.