Interesting thoughts, thanks. I don't disagree on the dangers of feeding the MIC. I think you misunderstand the importance of thinking post-Putin here - it's also about creating opportunities for more peaceful outcomes in the current moment. That mindset may not be the most helpful to the Ukrainians, admittedly.Has the military option done anything other than keep the military option humming?
One thing the military option has always been fantastic at is reducing excess young males in a population by throwing them at the excess young males of another population.