Prepping for a War with China?

Stephen Glain reports in Salon that, “[t]his summer, despite America’s continuing financial crisis, the Pentagon is effectively considering trading two military quagmires for the possibility of a third. Reducing its commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan as it refocuses on Asia, Washington is not so much withdrawing forces from the Persian Gulf as it is redeploying them for a prospective war with its largest creditor, China.”

Glain concludes his report with this sobering statement, “[t]here is a noble appeal for Washington to match its commitments with the resources needed to sustain them, the absence of which has fueled the debt crisis that nearly reduced the United States to a mendicant state. Such are the crippling costs of a defense policy that makes global hegemony a mindless imperative.”

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One Response to Prepping for a War with China?

  1. Coleen Rowley, we are trying to speak to you! My name is Jeffrey J Weiss of the Catholic Peace Ministry in Des Moines — Can you send an e-mail to or call me at 515 255 8114 ?

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