If the Biden administration had gotten the U.S. military involved in a shooting war over Ukraine, Americans would be protesting by now. Instead they are solidly behind President Biden's non-military strategy, which includes calling out Vladimir Putin as a war criminal and, "For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power." Diplomacy is energized. Economic screws are tightening every day. Intelligence agencies forecast Russia's every move. Alliances are being strengthened. According to former CIA director and former defense secretary Robert M. Gates, this is the strategy necessary in the long-term struggle with Russia and China. Keep the military strong and nimble, but use the weapons that work – foreign aid, science and technology, cyber strength, wise and courageous leadership. – Fletcher Farrar, editor

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Fletcher Farrar

Fletcher Farrar is president of Illinois Times .

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