Does the US government consider a prolonged war in Ukraine as a geopolitical advantage for the US against Russia? [closed]
According to Washington Post, the US government is asking Ukraine to be more open to negotiations with the current Russian regime:
The Biden administration is privately encouraging Ukraine’s leaders to
signal an openness to negotiate with Russia and drop their public
refusal to engage in peace talks unless President Vladimir Putin is
removed from power, according to people familiar with the discussions.
From both an economic and a humanitarian point of view, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a disaster. Still, I wonder if a long war is not actually a geopolitical advantage for the US.
As time flows, Russia is losing both military (lots of men and equipment) and economic (due to drastic sanctions and Europe reducing the dependency on Russian oil and gas). As a consequence, Russia will become less and less relevant as a global power and the US can focus more on the bigger problem: China.
Does the US government consider a prolonged war in Ukraine as a geopolitical advantage for the US against Russia? I am interested in an answer in the context of the current situation (end of 2022, Russian forces being stopped and even partially pushed back from Ukrainian territory).