When diplomacy fails, there is always the leverage of war. You can leverage yourself right into insanity. You can lose your mind, lose your sight of the shore. Some have already been there. More will go still.
Waging war is about hazards, mostly to body, but just as surely of mind. Some minds don't hold up well in jobs where signs of success are counting dead people, bodies heaped 'round. Uncomfortable yardsticks, echoes of home can intrude, "How many did you kill today, dear?"