China; Competitor or Threat?
Political and economic experts estimate that within a period of fifteen years, China’s economy will surpass America’s and become the largest in the world. Meanwhile, a consensus has formed in Washington that China poses a significant threat to American interests and well-being.
General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says that “China probably poses the greatest threat to our nation by about 2025.” Christopher Wray, the FBI director, has said, “One of the things we’re trying to do is view the China threat as not just a whole-of-government threat, but a whole-of-society threat . . . and I think it’s going to take a whole-of-society response by us.”
What is the reason our political parties cannot come together to face global threats; is it because of short-term thinking, bias of establishment politics, greed of politicians, or what I call ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS?
Michael Johns is the National co-founder and leader of the Tea Party Movement. A former White House speechwriter and a Policy Analyst with The Heritage Foundation. The Panel of Voices for this episode: Ilana Freedman is a veteran intelligence analyst specializing in terrorism and politics. Dennis Santiago subject matter expertise includes strategic warfare, asymmetric warfare, arms control and global stability.