The end of war
If Russia invades Ukraine, it could be the end of war. In the 1960’s we were ready to destroy the world with nuclear weapons rather than let Russia invade West Germany or put missiles in Cuba. But now, after having lost 3 wars and after wasting trillions of dollars — not to speak of persons killed, the American polity has lost their taste for war. If Russia invades Ukraine, how much money does a white flag cost?
The only thing the U.S. and Europe can do is make Russia pay economically, and this is what we must do.
The same thing with China. Historically, many countries would grab as much as they could from other countries until they were stopped. This is what China is doing. And the Lord knows we couldn’t afford a war with China. Thus, the only thing we can do is have the democratic countries of the world gang up and make China pay economically for their aggression.
That is, if we can get the democratic countries to agree on anything.
War is out-of-date.