(PresidentialInsider.com)- Last week, the New York Times reported that the United States had provided real-time intelligence to the Ukrainian military that enabled them to target and killed as many as a dozen Russian generals, and, in a second report, claimed US intelligence helped Ukraine to destroy the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet.
According to anonymous senior US officials, the intel supplied by the United States included Russian troop movements based on US assessments of Moscow’s battle plan in the Donbas region.
The news is both explosive and alarming.
If the United States is supplying Ukraine with intelligence to target Russian forces, then the US is directly involved in a conflict with Russia. And according to the Times, the Biden administration knows how risky such involvement is.
The Times reported that administration officials were trying to keep much of the intelligence secret out of concern that Russia would view it as an escalation, provoking Russian President Vladimir Putin into launching a wider conflict.
After the initial Times report was published, administration officials quickly went into damage control, disputing the claims made in the report.
National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said in a statement that the US did not provide the Ukrainians battlefield intelligence “with the intent to kill Russian generals.”
On Thursday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby repeated Watson’s denials, saying the US “did not provide intelligence on the location of senior military leaders on the battlefield or participate in the targeting decisions of the Ukrainian military.”
But then Thursday evening, a second report from the New York Times revealed that US intelligence aided Ukraine in confirming the location of the Russian flagship Moskva which was destroyed by Ukrainian forces on April 13.
Biden administration officials are taking the United States to war with a nuclear power through the backdoor.
In a recent column at The Federalist, writer John Daniel Davidson argued that this level of US involvement in the war in Ukraine requires that Congress hold debate and vote on whether to authorize “a U.S. march to war that’s now well underway.”