Thanks to Anderson for the link!
The Pentagon has been so busy jumping thru hoops for Combatant Commanders that are pushing idiot partnership missions that no one is seeing the danger in our so called pivot to the Pacific.
China is effectively nullifying the "coalition" that we're building. If they're very selective in their target choice then many of our allies will sit out the fight.
Even worse? They're gaining economic power over our allies that could in time trump any thoughts of Chinese hegemony.
Our best and brightest are playing checkers while the Chinese...along with the Russians...are playing chess.