I honestly do not believe that I have ever read a bigger load of codswallop than in this post by Dan Blumenthal at The Hill:
Since the Cold War, the United States has divested itself of its strategic-level political warfare capabilities. It needs to rebuild those to prepare for an intensification of the “three warfares” should a conflict arise, push back now against the tenuous claims of China’s inevitable “rise,” and begin to target the regime with an information campaign that saps its morale and takes advantage of the Chinese population’s deep mistrust of Chinese political leaders. In other words, while Washington must reverse its military decline, it also has ways, as yet undeveloped, to counter China’s attempts to “win without fighting.”
What we need to do is revitalize the American economy. As long as that’s strong we have nothing to worry about from China. Without that not only can’t we support our enormous military machine, it will be of no use to us.
U. S. geopolitical strength is based on economic strength. There is no substitute for it.