Austin: US would like Russian military ‘weakened’

The flaw in MAD is becoming apparent. Who would be the first to go nuclear? No one. That is the flaw until tactical nukes. Syria and now Ukraine. The USA will seek to push Russia to the limit. Russia will preempt this by striking foreign targets in Ukraine or even military or transportation targets in neighbouring countries. As things escalate Russia will be drawn into tactical nukes to avoid being the first to go big.