How Putin’s Ukraine invasion could quickly threaten Americans at home
Biden should consider every feasible tool in his kit to counter Putin’s quest to conquer a free democratic nation.
NBC News reported Thursday that President Joe Biden was briefed on a “menu of options for the U.S. to carry out massive cyberattacks designed to disrupt Russia’s ability to sustain its military operations in Ukraine.” Reportedly, those options included disrupting the internet across Russia, turning off electricity and hacking railroad controls, all with the specific and limited aim to degrade Russia’s capacity to continue moving troops, equipment and supplies into Ukraine.
I’ve spent 30 years in counterintelligence, intelligence and security work, but I’ve never had to articulate the previous sentences as real-time, real-life scenarios. Contemplate, yes. Carry out, no. Yet here we are in completely uncharted territory.