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M.A.D. Once Described the Nuclear Impasse; in Ukraine It Has Gone Back to Its Original Meaning

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Ukraine’s two largest Western backers, America and the United Kingdom, have so far committed $15.8 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively, in security assistance to Kyiv, and one of Liz Truss’s first announcements as prime minister was that the UK would match that in 2023, so she isn’t expecting the war to end anytime soon.
The mainstream media has presented the conflict in very black and white terms: “Bad guy Putin invades innocent country—West must do something.” Although no one can be sure that this “something” won’t lead eventually to thermo-nuclear war.
Last month, the UK’s Ministry of Defense assured me that a hotline exists between London and Moscow to prevent escalation of the conflict….

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