Never happen. The US has secured oil in the middle east, as well as having a good bit of backing in the area in general. You also have the
pakistan and india factor, as well as China.
The old days of big wars is over. It was ended with the atomic bomb. There has not been a large war since the atomic bomb ended the last one.
The only thing Russia really has is ICBM's. Notice the Russia submarines "are being tracked". Meaning, they could be blown out of the water
within minutes if they wanted.
So you have Japan, acting as a forward base if China gets involved. Those 2 have fought a good bit and Japan gave China quite a licking in WW2
despite the size difference. Europe in the West of Russia with all those allies, and then the eastern Russian front with Japan/Alaska.
Russia on the other hand has no real foothold to the US. Canada nor Mexico won't side with Russia, Cuba is about it but that's already shown to be
I'm guessing at best you might get another vietnam type situation which brings in profits for arms. Where 1 side fights, and the other side funds
So basically, just like the cold war the only real threats are nuclear. And the power in nukes isn't dropping them, it's having them.
All you gotta do is check out military spending.
US = $636,292,979,000
All of the EU = $312,259,000,000
China = $70,308,600,000
France = $68,584,100,000
Russia is way down in 8th, with only $39,600,000,000, after the UK, Germany and Japan, all US allies. Which is then in return followed by India and
Not to mention the trillions that just happen to come up missing here, or the black ops things that are paid for by commercial cash.
The US alone makes up for 41% of the worlds military spending. And you think Russia is a threat? Only the nukes.
If there is a war, it's gonna be fabricated 100%. Arms races and times of the 50's and 60's is about as far as it will go IMO.