“I can’t argue with your conclusions.” So said Gen. Tod Wolters, head of U.S. European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), in agreement that Joe Biden’s threat of sanctions to “deter” Vladimir Putin from launching an invasion against Ukraine was a failure. (Joe begs to differ.)
Gen. Tod Wolters, the head of U.S. European Command, admitted that the Biden administration’s attempts to deter a Russian invasion of Ukraine did not work.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 30, 2022
Wolters made the admission on Wednesday during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on the continuing war in Ukraine and its “overarching effect on the United States and NATO,” as reported by the Washington Examiner. Joining Gen. Wolters in testimony was Dr. Celeste Wallander, the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.
During questioning from Wisconsin Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher, Wolters said he was part of the effort to deter Russia, as well. Gallagher asked, as transcribed by WE: “Would it be fair to say that deterrence failed in Ukraine?”
Wolters began to give a typical non-answer to Gallagher’s question: “Number one, I would say that NATO’s solidarity remained” — prompting the lawmak …