Signs to Look For if U.S. Thinks Putin is About to Detonate a Nuke

Wes O'Donnell
5 min readOct 8, 2022

These are the warning signs that things are about to get very bad.

A U.S. Army Staff Sgt. prepares to send a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear report on radio during the Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Oct. 8, 2019. Public domain.

Putin is having a bad week.

The sole bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia has been rocked by an explosion today, collapsing part of it into the sea. Putin opened the bridge personally in 2018 and it has been a cherished pet project.

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Wes O'Donnell

US Army & US Air Force Veteran | Global Security guy at War is Boring, GEN, OneZero | Intel Forecaster | Law Student | TEDx Speaker | +Democracy | +Human Rights