I do talk about NDIA report and how it factors into the current situation.
A war in Ukraine would be a catastrophe for the Ukrainian people, and it would also be extremely bad for Europe and the world economy, including the U.S. economy. To respond to Russian invasion by backing a guerrilla war in Ukraine would create a permanent armed conflict in Europe, unending suffering for ordinary Ukrainians and a real threat of Russian attacks on any NATO state that supported the guerrillas. Far better to use the threat of sanctions to prevent war happening in the first place, and not throw away this valuable weapon in advance.
He doesn't understand the nature of a guerilla war in Ukraine nor does he understand that "ordinary Ukrainians" got exactly what they wanted. How about he looks at the US in this case, which chose POTUSes for the last five election cycles. Economically, meanwhile, he also doesn't understand "sanctions", especially when applied to such country as Russia. But then again, Western "Russia Studies" field always had issues with scales and proportions. Let them believe in sanctions.
Unlike Lieven, Colonel General Kartapolov is a properly educated man with an immense experience in life and practical geopolitics and warfare, but it is difficult to explain to Western political "scientist" what Russian Academy of General Staff is, but here is Kartapolov today (in Russian) explaining what is going on: