Over the past three and a half months, as U.S. officials have watched Russian President Vladimir Putin of Russia prepare to invade Ukraine, President Biden has made three key decisions about how to handle Russian provocations, according to interviews with more than a dozen senior administration officials and others who requested anonymity to discuss the secret meetings.
First, the president soon approved a recommendation to share intelligence more widely with allies than is usual, the officials said. The idea is to avoid disagreements over tough economic sanctions by making sure everyone knows what the United States knows about Putin’s actions.
Second, Mr. Biden gave the green light to an unprecedented public disinformation campaign against Mr. Putin. With the support of his top intelligence officials – and with a promise to protect the intelligence agencies’ “sources and methods” – the president authorized a wave of public disclosure aimed at preventing prevent Putin from using conventional denials to divide his opponents.
Third, when it became clear this year that Putin was continuing to build up forces on Ukraine’s borders, the president approved sending Ukraine more weapons, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, and deploying more troops to the regions. other countries in Eastern Europe. in solidarity with Ukraine and to reassure our worried allies on NATO’s eastern flank.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/22/world/europe/three-key-decisions-have-shaped-bidens-handling-of-the-ukraine-crisis.html Three key decisions have shaped Biden’s handling of the Ukraine crisis.