Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater Middle East, crucial decisions about the global role of U.S. military power may be made in a region where, as yet, there are no hot wars: Asia. Donald Trump will arrive in the Oval Office in January at a moment when Pentagon preparations for a future U.S.-Japan-South Korean triangular military alliance, long in the planning stages, may have reached a crucial make-or-break moment.
Exceptional piece, not only in the sense of providing essential intel about the issues, but in the rarity of such articles, reflecting a myopia we can ill afford.
Now if the USA had actually made a friend of Russia instead of destabilising the Ukraine and permanently threatening Russia with instant mega-death. Russia has a long border with China............. But no, the USA is run by stupids.
It is a very good thing that this topic comes up. It is a pity that Shorrock must present it as though it were a Republican|Democrat issue or somethat that has just materialized under Trump--whom nobody seems to recall has not become president yet.
The Obama administration has increasingly engaged itself in harassing and playing chicken with both Russia and China. Pilger is a useful source. The first link is the trailer, the second the documentary: