Caught between Toxic Clouds and Contaminated Ground

Biden’s visit to Kyiv – a place where life somewhat continues as normal – was made possible by strict US and Ukrainian security. Not that it was particularly risky. Moscow knew of the trip. Kyiv wasn’t otherwise under heavy bombardment…

Is that courage, to go to a city where your safety is guaranteed and the result is only political upside?

What about visiting a town where you might be confronted with your failures and addressed by Americans caught between clouds of toxic gas and contaminated ground?