Biden must stop Putin’s “secret war” – The Washington Post

Biden must stop Putin's "secret war" - The Washington Post

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will have to solve many domestic and foreign policy problems, but one of the most important will be Russia policy.

Joe Biden will have to solve many domestic and foreign policy problems as president. In particular, Biden will have to contend with the controversial policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s what The Washington Post wrote.

U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials in Cuba and China were victims of a mysterious attack that began with a loud noise that provoked earaches, headaches and dizziness. This was followed by vision problems, tinnitus, cognitive difficulties and long-term health problems. Two CIA officers also felt similar symptoms while traveling in Australia and Taiwan.

A Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered rewards to fighters who were affiliated with the Taliban. Russian military intelligence carried out cyberattacks on Democratic National Committee computers to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

All of the aforementioned incidents occurred between 2016 and 2020. While there are unanswered questions about each of these incidents, it all looks like a concerted effort by Russian President Vladimir Putin to wage a covert war against the United States. It is a war using “advanced weapons” and cyber attacks.

Broadly speaking, Putin may seek to achieve his political goals, such as pushing Americans out of Afghanistan, disrupting U.S. elections, or canceling U.S. rapprochement with Cuba. However, his strategy also has tactical goals: weakening U.S. cyber defenses and intimidating U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers serving abroad.

That said, U.S. President Donald Trump has never “discussed” all these mysterious incidents with Putin. But Joe Biden should do so and find out if Putin is really waging a covert war against America.