Diplomacy or bust
We are shooting the whole planetary upward spiral with our King Kong military, defense of smokestacks, and sacrificing the future generation to a bleak environmental future. Our government is actively killing demand for our industries yet keep picking our pockets for furthering chaos and destruction across the globe to impose a system most don't want.
Chinese are no dummies and they know how to get even with unitary mindset to accomplish objectives instead moving in molasses.
The wise course would be to develop diplomacy, trade, win-win for all residence of the spaceship earth. We pay our government to work in all areas. They seem to prefer the easy task of giving orders to use King Kong instead of our diplomats whose work is intricate like watch makers/jewelers to create something long lasting instead of good will for the next election cycle.
We must put our diplomatic house in order and start putting leash on our King Kong. The world is developing weapons against the King Kong and if it fails (which it has frequently since Vietnam) in a big contest, we are TOAST! All the vengeance accumulated over 75 years will be unleashed on US....