Aircraft carriers and counterstrikes missiles matter a lot. But this is the key battlespace in the war between the US and its allies and communist China. The US is trying to lead a four-nation microchip coalition — US, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, watch this space closely. Also, as a multidimensional war, we will require decades of thoughtful, positive policy domestically — on education, and jobs, manufacturing, and democratic supply chains, immigration reforms, etc. This is why I focus on strategic corruption and the health of American democracy. No weapons, FBI agents, nor laws ensuring technology no longer flows to China will help if American democracy falls to armed fascist militiamen. 10.8.2022
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