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Nuclear war unlikely despite Russia’s threats, says military strategy guru Edward Luttwak

WASHINGTON - Even if Russian President Vladimir Putin orders that nuclear weapons be used against Ukraine, his generals will not do it, surmises war historian and strategist Edward Luttwak.

“Nuclear weapons are too powerful to be useful,” Dr Luttwak, 79, told The Straits Times’ Conversations on the Future.

  • Nirmal Ghosh
  • The Straits Times

“I think we will avoid nuclear war,” added the veteran US military strategist, when asked about the nuclear threat and if the war in Ukraine could escalate into a third World War.

Major nuclear powers like Russia, the United States and China are complex, with procedures and checks and balances, said Dr Luttwak, who…

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