North Korea has endorsed the Sino-Russian double-freeze peace plan in all but name. Because Washington refuses to entertain the double-freeze, the US remains the biggest stumbling bloc to negotiations.
“China is focused on limiting our ability to project power and weakening our alliances in the Pacific.”
A top U.S. military official has said that the U.S. needs to increase its military budget, already the largest in the world, to keep an "advantage" over China. A top U.S. military official, General Joseph Dunford, said on Tuesday that China is going to be the U.S.'s supposed “greatest threat” in several years, surpassing