Mr. Biden shouldn’t imagine it. Mr. Putin gained’t act within the absence of credible penalties for inaction, and now it’s on the White Home to clarify what these penalties could possibly be. These ought to embody not merely the standard menu of sanctions, asset freezes or commerce restrictions, and never merely makes an attempt to incapacitate any felony infrastructure, together with cloud-based providers, outdoors of Russia. The results should additionally embody the aggressive disruption of those gangs the place they’re: in Russia, on its Web, all through the our on-line world over which it claims sovereignty — and the place Mr. Putin would doubtless favor U.S. authorities not prowl. The least acceptable reply is to attend longer to “discover out” what everybody already is aware of.