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The "As-Long-As-It-Takes" War Strategy

A vague, open-ended war policy could lead to World War III or a nuclear war.

President Joe Biden, joined by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, delivers remarks on continued support for Ukraine, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

For the last eight months, the standard response of any administration official when questioned about the depth of U.S. commitment to the Ukraine war has been: As long as it takes.

President Biden said it himself in last week's State of the Union address. Looking at where the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States was seated, he said, "Ambassador, America is united in our support for your country. We will stand with you as long as it takes."

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