It’s not a shooting war. Not yet anyway. But already begun is a 21st century version of war. And the fate of the earth is at stake. As both the US and China pour hundreds of billions into this intense struggle for dominance and “Even if their present slow-burn conflict may not produce the immediate devastation of a conventional hot war, its long-term consequences could prove no less dire.” This according to our guest Michael Klare five-college professor emeritus of peace and world security studies, who writes for The Nation and TomDispatch. We’ve already seen muscle flexing in the China Sea and the Pentagon has a strategy of “Overmatch,” meaning there is no option but US domination over China. No doubt they feel the same. A standoff of bullies? Of course there are other options.

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