The U.S. knows from its experience in defeating Germany, Japan, and the Asian Tigers that a decisive way to slow a competitors growth rate is to get it to reduce its level of investment. The problem for the U.S. is that it has no means to force China to reduce its level of investment.
Biden has recently redeployed hundreds of US troops to Somalia.
US involvement in Somalia and in the larger Horn of Africa region is about more than counter-terrorism operations. It is also about curtailing China’s growing influence.
At the NATO summit Stoltenberg admitted that plans against Russia had been brewing for years. “The reality is that we also have been preparing for this since 2014…”. Aggression against Russia is set to continue in a multi-pronged economic, military and diplomatic offensive.
The fundamental challenge facing the US is that it is relentlessly losing in peaceful economic competition to China. The US therefore cannot maintain its global dominance through economic means and so it is increasing stepping up its use of political and military aggression to try to stop China’s economic rise.
The assassination of Iranian General Soleimani, on Iraqi territory, by the US government has created the threat of a new and devastating war in the Middle East.
In recent weeks US President Trump has deepened his administration’s policy of applying “maximum pressure” upon the Iranian government and Iranian people.