As the Biden Administration worries about how Russia and Iran will react to perceived American escalation, the world’s bad actors continue to escalate. Russia has already completed its deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, president Alexander Lukashenko saying at the end of last month.
US officials have remained silent about their intelligence on the transfer, and it is possible that Lukashenko is lying. But the US national security advisor Jake Sullivan saying in June that Putin had begun “taking steps to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.” In July, the Defense Intelligence Agency said there was “no reason to doubt” Vladimir PutinRussia’s claims about sending nuclear weapons to Belarus, according to cnn.
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