The takeaway from Politico’s latest article is that the Biden Administration is still struggling to correct the public’s expectations after Milley first tried doing so a quarter-year ago. The US’ earlier NAFO-driven propaganda successfully instilled unrealistically high hopes of Kiev’s upcoming counteroffensive among their targeted audience, which is now a major soft power liability owing to credible fears that it’ll fail. Unless their expectations soon change, Ukraine’s supporters might be in for a very deep disappointment.
The "purpose" of the war in Ukraine is not military victory but maximizing profits for the U.S. Military Industrial Complex (MIC). Same as previously in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., all of which were lost militarily but won by the MIC on the backs of ordinary folks everywhere. It's a simple but effective scam. Just follow the (incredible amounts) of money.