Is Biden’s Nuclear Armageddon Claim Factual?

Is Biden’s Nuclear Armageddon Claim Factual?

President Biden had a stark message Thursday night: The world faces “the prospect of Armageddon” for the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “direct threat of the use of a nuclear weapon” is no bluff as Putin stares down military defeat in Ukraine and the potential to “lose significant power within Russia.”

Indeed, nuclear threats abound:

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock, an assessment of the imminence of nuclear conflict that has been updated regularly since 1947, is the closest it has ever been to nuclear midnight — and the last update was before these developments.

Threats abroad are a reminder of the need for unity at home. Our leaders at their best rise to the occasion of global challenges, but these dire times find them more divided than ever. Join us in our workof building the unity we desperately need.