White House draws up blueprint for World War III

 White House draws up blueprint for World War III

Less than one week after US President Joe Biden warned that the US conflict with Russia could trigger a nuclear “Armageddon,” the White House published a national security strategy pledging to “win” American global hegemony through military violence.

The document pledged to expand the US military, “integrate” economic life with war-making, and “win the competition for the 21st century” in what it called the “decisive decade.” Embracing in all fundamentals the 2018 national defense strategy published by the fascist would-be dictator Donald Trump, Biden’s national security strategy affirms that the United States is locked in an existential national conflict with Russia and, most of all, China.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley (left) with President Joe Biden (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

“We are now in the early years of a decisive decade for America and the world,” declares Biden’s personal introduction to the document. “The terms of geopolitical competition between the major powers will be set.”

These opening remarks echo Biden’s declaration in March that the world is on the brink of a “new world order,” and that “we’ve got to lead it.”

Biden’s strategy, like Trump’s 2018 national security strategy, is violently nationalistic, declaring that the United States acts not in the interests of humanity or of its allies, but fundamentally to preserve its selfish interests. “Our strategy is rooted in our national interests,” Biden declared.

“Our military power continues to grow,” the document threatened, pledging to “Modernize and strengthen our military so it is equipped for the era of strategic competition.”

For these reasons, the document threatens, “nations are seeing once again why it’s never a good bet to bet against the United States of America.”

“Nuclear deterrence remains a top priority for the Nation,” and is “foundational” to the US’s strategy.

War, Biden says in his introduction, will be a source of national rejuvenation: “the United States has a tradition of transforming…foreign challenges into opportunities to spur… rejuvenation at home.”

The document sets forth the concept of “integrated deterrence,” developing key concepts in Trump’s 2018 national defense strategy, which pledged that “long-term strategic competition requires the seamless integration of multiple elements of national power—diplomacy, information, economics, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and military.”

Similarly, the new national security strategy declares, “We will leverage all elements of our national power to outcompete our strategic competitors”

It adds, “Our National Defense Strategy relies on integrated deterrence: the seamless combination of capabilities to convince potential adversaries that the costs of their hostile activities outweigh their benefits. It entails: Integration across domains, recognizing that our competitors’ strategies operate across military…and non-military (economic, technological, and information) domains—and we must too.”

In perhaps the most chilling passage, the document declares that “The Biden-Harris Administration has broken down the dividing line between domestic and foreign policy.”

These concepts, pioneered under the Trump administration that openly drew inspiration from the Third Reich, echo the infamous “total war” manifesto of Alfred Jodl, chief of the German High Command during World War II, which declared that “Only the singleness and unity of state, armed forces, and people can ensure success in war.”

Noting the continuity with Trump’s fascist “America first” ideology, New York Timesreporter David Sanger observed that “The president took some unusual positions, especially for a Democrat,” noting that “he took a dark view of the benefits of globalization, describing at length how it has fueled pandemics and disinformation and contributed to supply chain shortages. “

The central target of the United States is China. The document asserts, “We will effectively compete with the People’s Republic of China, which is the only competitor with both the intent and, increasingly, the capability to reshape the international order.”

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