The United States, I think, now faces probably the greatest set of challenges we've faced almost in our history.
We face a great power challenger with China, which is both a economic, diplomatic, and soon to be military powerhouse. We have a revanchist Russia that is seeking to reestablish a Russian Empire, not a Soviet Empire, but a Russian Empire in Europe as Russia tries to return control over traditional Russian lands.
And now we have the uncertainty of the Middle East and whether Hamas' brutal attack on Israel will provoke what could become a region wide confrontation between Israel and neighbors. We're in some sense challenged in three strategic theaters, and I think in many ways the United States is not particularly well positioned to deal with the challenges it's facing.