No less than United States president Joe Biden is aware that the threat of Russian leader Vladimir Putin of using nuclear weapons is highly possible.

Biden believes that the use of nuclear weapons is at its highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, especially after Moscow suffered setbacks in its ongoing war with Ukraine.

Hence, it is, for this reason, he Biden believes that it would be wise to take the threats against Putin seriously.

"For the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis, we have a direct threat to the use of nuclear weapons, if in fact things continue down the path they'd been going," Biden said told fellow Democrats. "We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis."

However, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said last week that despite these feelers from Moscow, there have been no signs that Russia was imminently preparing to use a nuclear weapon.

Ukraine has been able to retake territory occupied by Russia, including four regions that Russia took illegally.

Hence, such is a reason why Russia has all the reasons to resort to nuclear means especially if they are compromised.

For those who may not know, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day event that happened in October.

It began when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev broke a promise and installed nuclear weapons in Cuba, putting Washington DC and New York City within range and testing then-new US President John F. Kennedy.

Kennedy considered a full-scale assault on Cuba but decided on a naval blockade to prevent military supplies from coming through. This forced the Soviets to dismantle the missiles and take them back to Russia.

Regardless, the White House reportedly finds no reason to change its nuclear posture.

“He was reinforcing what we have been saying, which is how seriously … we take these threats” from Russia, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said to reporters, Our Daily News Online reported.

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US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on October 3, 2022. - Biden flew to Puerto Rico on Monday to inspect storm damage, saying in a veiled jab at his predecessor Donald Trump that the territory had not "been taken very good care of" during a crippling series of past hurricanes. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

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