Withdrawing support for Ukraine has become a major political issue in both the U.S. Congress and now on the presidential campaign trail, and it is causing divisions as well in European capitals.
Operationally, the potential seizure of Kupiansk is significant as it shows the continual pressure that Russia is exerting along a nearly 600-mile front.
War with China is neither imminent nor inevitable, unless America lends too much credence to wannabe warrior-generals who profit from rampant threat inflation.
You don’t have to be antiwar to be highly suspicious of the U.S. military.
The system will not reform itself. It will always demand and take more—more money, more authority, more power. It will never be geared for peace.
I was morally and intellectually broken at that point.