What’s at Stake for the U.S. in Ukraine

What’s at Stake for the U.S. in Ukraine
Ukrainian soldiers fire at Russian positions using a U.S.-supplied M777 howitzer in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, June 18, 2022 (AP photo by Efrem Lukatsky).

Alarm over a potential Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine has reawakened debate in the U.S. between those who favor continued military assistance to Kyiv and those who argue for seeking to end the war to head off the risks of escalation. At the root of the debate is a fundamental question: What’s at stake for the U.S. in Ukraine?

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