You may have forgotten about "Obama's pivot" to China in all the turmoil going on in Ukraine, but the Empire's directors have not.
Updating its global strategy, the U.S. Defense Department announced the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) on Tuesday, which calls for deploying more naval vessels to the Pacific.
On Wednesday, the Chinese government unveiled a record defense budget for 2014. The country is steadily building up its military strength to counter the U.S. military's "pivot" to Asia and to forge a relationship of equals with the U.S.Oh boy, ain't life grand? Now we can look forward to more tension--as if we didn't have enough already to worry about. Well, as long as you have capitalist ruling classes vying for control over markets, resources, and cheap labor to support their addictions to wealth and power, what else could you expect?