US view of Putin: likely to escalate war

By Nomaan Merchant
Updated March 14 2022 - 3:41pm, first published 3:36pm
US officials worry Vladimir Putin will escalate the conflict to try to break Ukraine's resistance.
US officials worry Vladimir Putin will escalate the conflict to try to break Ukraine's resistance.

More than two weeks into a war he expected to dominate in two days, Vladimir Putin is projecting anger, frustration at his military's failures, and a willingness to cause even more violence and destruction in Ukraine, in the assessment of US intelligence officials.

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