Those separate parts are called ‘states’. If we return to greater independence of states and less top-down federal control, so much the better.
Kind of what I thought when I saw this. It would be good to see the states have more power and the feds a lot less.
I agree but I think the Russian analyst was thinking more along the lines of regions perhaps akin to North East / Dixie / mid West / Cascadia - West.
I agree that less "top down control" is desireable. But....
Separate states without a Federal Union means we are easy pickins to foreign aggressors like Russia.
We need to preserve the Union for strategic reasons.