NATO was deterred from going all-out for Ukraine by Russia, according to John BoltonMarch 17, 2023
John Bolton has argued that Russian intimidation has prevented NATO members from giving Ukraine the weapons it needs and allowing it to attack any targets it wants, including key European infrastructure. He blamed President Joe Biden for failing to aim for "ambiguous goals" and claimed his "fear of Russian escalation" had led to a military gridlock in Ukraine. He also criticized the reported limitations imposed by Washington in terms of which targets Kiev can attack with the weapons it gets from the West. Bolton is a lifelong advocate for using US hard power against other nations, including nuclear powers Russia and China. He may seek the Republican nomination for president in the 2024 election.