Swe name? The Tiger Team. His mission ? Establish diplomatic and military scenarios to respond to Russia, whether in the event of a chemical or nuclear attack in Ukraine or in the event of a Russian offensive against NATO territory – which could target arms or military convoys. ‘humanitarian aid. According to New York Times, the “tiger team” took up its unofficial duties on February 28, four days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In particular, she advised on the first major sanctions imposed by the United States against Moscow.
In addition to the various actions to isolate Russia economically, the “tiger team” also anticipated a chemical or nuclear attack, in Ukraine or elsewhere, but also cyberattacks on an international scale as well as a Russian penetration into NATO territory. .
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the “tiger team” has met three times a week, according to the daily. On Wednesday March 23, before Joe Biden flew to the NATO summit in Brussels, she again took stock of the situation and probably floated the idea of a potential exclusion of Russia from the G20. Joe Biden also promised, Thursday, March 24, a “response” from NATO if Russia were to use chemical weapons in Ukraine.
When will it be necessary to use force?
Democratic Senator Jack Reed had already declared on Wednesday that Vladimir Putin would suffer “the consequences” of a possible use of weapons of mass destruction, thus including in his warning chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
The main mission of the “tiger team” is to gauge the attacks of the Russian army, that is to say to determine from what degree of violence it will be necessary to use military force in Ukraine, and not only to provide d defensive aid.
Another special team is already working on the aftermath, on the place that will have to be given to Russia in the world once a peace agreement has been signed and Ukraine begins its reconstruction.