Lexington COO Loren Thompson was interviewed by Chief Executive to offer his perspectives on the nuclear threat from Russia, a topic that had all but ceased to be discussed until the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Today, and for the foreseeable future, the United States and Russia will always be only one afternoon away from being destroyed in a nuclear war,” said Thompson.
On the specific threat of nuclear war as an outcome of the invasion of Ukraine, Thompson stated that there was a relatively simple way to avoid that. “I think this is a relatively simple thing to fix. Basically, the United States tacitly agrees that it will not sponsor Ukraine’s membership in NATO, in return for the Russians withdrawing from the country. Now, the drawback is that we would have to make a concession. And although we might never publicize that concession the Russians, undoubtedly, would cite it as their reason for desisting in an invasion. But, you know, there are more important things at stake here for Washington than how we look.”
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