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Russian Security Official Warns U.S. Policy Blunders Could Lead to a Global Catastrophe

Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary Mikhail Popov said in an interview with Izvestiya that Washington’s policies are leading towards a “global catastrophe.” “In the overall difficult and nervous internal political situation in the US that has emerged recently, the price of a management mistake, committed by the national leaders, either deliberately or involuntarily, has increased significantly,” he said. “And there won’t be much distance to a global catastrophe.”

TASS added: “In this regard, he reminded that, in the mid-1970s, Major Harold Hering was discharged from the US Air Force after asking if there is any way for him to make sure that a potential nuclear missile launch order comes from `a sane president’.” Popov commented: “Now, 50 years later, this question sounds even louder and more relevant. Especially so after the recent publication of the report by Special Counsel Robert Hur, who was appointed to investigate the case of classified documents that Joe Biden and his entourage took out of the White House.” Noting Defense Secretary Austin’s illness and absence, Popov stated: “Surprising as it may be, the US nuclear shield has effectively been compromised.”