While the rising number of billions the United States is spending on aid to Ukraine keeps growing, the cost of aid to Ukraine is almost certain to remain comparatively low when compared to the total cost of U.S. security, is a vital investment in deterring future Russian and Chinese aggression, and is likely to save the United States substantial amounts of national security spending in the future.Read MoreSaving by Spending: The True Value and Cost-Effectiveness of U.S. Aid to Ukraine
The lesson of the 20th century is that putting “America First” requires us to project strength and deter our enemies from launching wars of aggression — so that U.S. troops to don’t have to fight and die in another global conflagration. The invasion in Ukraine was a failure of deterrence. Only by helping Ukraine win can we prevent further deterrence failures. If we help Ukraine prevail, we can rewrite the narrative of U.S. weakness; restore deterrence with China; strike a blow against the Sino-Russian alliance; decimate the Russian threat to Europe; increase burden-sharing with our allies; improve our military preparedness for other adversaries; stop a global nuclear arms race; dissuade other nuclear states from launching wars of aggression; and make World War III less likely. The “America First” conclusion: Helping Ukraine is a supreme national interest.Read MoreThis is the ‘America First’ case for supporting Ukraine
Timothy Snyder writes: Whatever his new biography says, by giving into Russia’s nuclear blackmail the X boss can only encourage more threats from Putin.Read MoreElon Musk likes to think he saved us from Armageddon. He’s just brought it closer
Columnist Max Boot writes: "The Ukrainian counteroffensive is less than a month old and already the murmurs of defeatism are starting, with unnamed “Western officials” telling CNN that it is “not meeting expectations on any front.” Even Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky concedes that the counteroffensive is going “slower than desired.” In truth, the plodding pace of the advance should not be a surprise or a cause for serious concern, yet."Read MoreOpinion | Don’t second-guess the Ukrainian counteroffensive. It’s just starting.