The U.S. Secretary of Defense, General (Ret.) Lloyd Austin, was behind events when he counseled that "the first step in winning a war is to believe you can win." (Blinken and Austin in Kiev - Lies, Revealing America's Real Goal - It's a Hot War With Russia - YouTube -- Regis Tremblay, starts at 00:59 minute mark)
The war he's talking about is over. What Austin is looking at in Ukraine now is the mop-up phase. Granted, there could be a second war if the U.S. prods Romania or Poland into playing the fool, but the Russians have already factored that in.