Joey Jones outlines America’s three options in combatting potential nuclear crisis

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With rumors of Russian President Vladimir Putin leaving even the nuclear option on the table, Fox News correspondent Joey Jones laid out the three strategies the United States can take against a potential nuclear war in Ukraine.

The retired U.S. Marine bomb technician explained on “America’s Newsroom” on Friday that the options to combat such a potential nuclear crisis include “Prepare, prevent, or preempt.”

In the event of a very small tactical nuke, sometimes called a briefcase nuke, or other nuclear threats Jones said American officials can prepare by trying to “utilize intelligence to say this is where it will probably happen and this is how we prepare for it to survive it.”

Individuals are panic prepping for a potential nuclear attack by stocking up on potassium iodide tablets – an agent that protects against radioactive iodine – driving the prices through the roof on eBay.

Although Jones conceded that it’s still unclear if a nuclear bomb is a real threat yet or not, he noted that the second option is to “prevent” a nuclear attack.

“Prevent, really looks like you get a decisive victory, you surrender if you’re Ukraine,” Jones explained. “Or you use diplomacy, or you threat, you posture.”

The final option according to Jones is to “preempt” a nuclear attack which he likens to a President George Bush or President Donald Trump-era doctrine.

To “preempt,” he explained that you have to have the mindset, “We think you’re going to do this, we’re going to do something bigger before you get a chance.”

Amidst experts like Jones outlining real strategies to stand up against nuclear threats from Putin, last week The Atlantic took time to express its writer Robinson Meyer’s dire concern over the impact nuclear war would have on climate change.

“I mean this quite literally,” staff writer Meyer wrote. “If you are worried about rapid, catastrophic changes to the planet’s climate, then you must be worried about nuclear war. That is because, on top of killing tens of millions of people, even a relatively ‘minor’ exchange of nuclear weapons would wreck the planet’s climate in enormous and long-lasting ways.”

But he also lamented that a full-blown nuclear conflict would not even be enough to reverse “human-caused” climate change.

“And even though the world would get cooler, the nuclear winter resulting from a full-blown global conflict (or even ‘nuclear fall,’ as some researchers prefer) would not reverse the effect of what we might morbidly call ‘traditional’ human-caused climate change,” he added.


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