US view of Putin: likely to escalate war

By Nomaan Merchant
Updated March 14 2022 - 4:41am, first published 4:36am
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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