A former Army commander said, according to the Daily Mail, that the U.S. would deliver a “devastating strike” against Russia’s military if the country’s president, Vladimir Putin, attacked Ukraine with nuclear weapons.
Retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges qualified that while a response from the U.S. “may not be nuclear,” if Putin were to use such weapons against Ukraine, the U.S. could “destroy the Black Sea Fleet or destroy Russian bases in Crimea.”
Hodges’ comments come after the Russian leader sent shock waves around the world after he warned Wednesday in a speech that he was not bluffing about the use of nuclear weapons.
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