My bet is that we are looking at a semi-major international confrontation over the next few years.
The bend over backwards for our enemies is over.
Terrible and unenforceable deals are shameful history.
Cyberattacks and hacking will not be treated as the cost of doing business in the 21st century.
Buzzing of our ships and planes won't be tolerated anymore.
Letting other nations take what they want in Georgia, Crimea, Syria, and the South China Sea is finished.
Watching helplessly the nuclear proliferation and buildup of the means to deliver weapons of mass destruction by Iran and North Korea won't go unanswered.
Radical Islamic terrorism is not a dirty word anymore and we will bring the fight to the enemy in a bigger and more serious way.
Our defense and that of our allies won't be treated lightly and we will not retreat in the face of evil.
No one wants war, everyone wants peace, but unless we stop the aggression against us once and for all, the drumbeats of war will only get louder and more ominous.
Set the boundaries and enforce them before the all the red lines are crossed and a real and highly dangerous confrontation becomes inevitable.
Peace through strength is far preferable than war because of disengagement, weakness, and leadership from behind.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)