On the heels of the American military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and a series of terrorist attacks in Europe, Washington is rethinking its military strategy.
The U.S. has made a strategic shift toward the Asia-Pacific region, but it’s unclear what it means for its traditional global power position.
Is it about maintaining a global military that can keep the peace in the face of threats from other countries or is it about building a new global power in the Pacific that can be deployed at a moment’s notice to deter, control and even attack any country that threatens America’s hegemony?
Weighing the costs and benefits of a new strategy is difficult and often a delicate balancing act.
But one of the key decisions the Pentagon will have to make is whether to seek more influence in the Asia Pacific region and the South China Sea.
This shift is not necessarily a sign of weakness or weakness in China.
It’s a sign that the U.A.E. is moving in the right direction.
But it’s also a sign China is not as committed to stability in the region as it once was, said Benjamin Rhodes, a former U.N. ambassador and now a professor at the University of Maryland.
That’s why the Pentagon’s new strategy calls for more engagement with the Philippines and Indonesia, both of which have overlapping security concerns with China, and with the South Korean government.
These new alliances will also have to address issues like the growing threat from North Korea and the U