The New York Times reported that leaked documents show American intelligence planning for Putin’s death.
Documents that surfaced from a leak of classified material from the Pentagon reveal the troubling information that the US has outlined 4 “wild card” scenarios that could come to pass in the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Those scenarios, reports The New York Times, include hypothetical scenarios for the deaths of either Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as “the removal of leadership within the Russian Armed Forces and a Ukrainian strike on the Kremlin.”
It is unclear what the US intends to do in the event that Putin is killed, though they are substantially concerned about a Ukrainian strike on the Kremlin. The Pentagon believes could lead to an escalation of the war, full-scale mobilization, and potential use of nuclear weapons by Putin. Fears of a strike on the Kremlin could be part of the Biden administration’s rationale for not sending long-range missiles to Kyiv.
The leaked documents obtained by the Miami Herald from the Pentagon reveal the extent of Russia and China’s influence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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