I can't help but agree wih Victor Hanson here, that having the US shoulder the bulk of the burden of defending Europe for the last half a century has enfeebled us by undermining self-reliance.
We are still very grateful they did it though.
I wait patiently, with no urgency. I have been granted all the time there is. I do not try to make anything of what I see. I hold no expectation or assumption that I know anything at all.