Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen calls Putin ‘a cornered animal’ over stumbles in Ukraine

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen.
Fmr. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mullen said Putin was “a cornered animal” over Ukraine stumbles.
“I think he’s more and more dangerous,” Mullen said of the Russian leader on ABC’s “This Week.”
Mullen’s comments came after a weekend attack on the strategically vital Kerch Strait Bridge.

Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen on Sunday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “cornered animal” after his military’s stumbles in Ukraine, but also said that the leader was becoming “more and more dangerous” on the global stage.

During an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” the retired admiral said that the United States should not dismiss Putin’s nuclear weapons threats, stating that he had “lots of options” for such an attack.

“He’s a cornered …  animal and I think he’s more and more dangerous,” Mullen. “I think we have to take him seriously and think through what the requirements would be to respond to that. It also…

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