VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Sailing to Byzantium. “NATO ships and American leadership. Take that away and we’d be back to 1941, 1915, 1571, and 404 B.C. in a few years.We should remember that as we go into $2 trillion debt this year, since very soon this administration will by needs either raise taxes on the middle class or slash the military budget in late 1940s style.” The military budget is not a priority, I’d guess.