US continues its illegal occupation of a big part of Syria since 2014, part of their "rules-based international order" kuno, doing heavy proxy war vs Russia in Ukraine, and now explicitly preparing for war vs China with bigger defense budget, reports below.
Meanwhile, some data on defense spending by countries.
Pentagon Leaders Say New Budget Will Help Prepare for War With China
Dave DeCamp | Mar 24, 2023
Pentagon: Budget readies US for possible China confrontation
Pentagon leaders have told Congress that the U.S. military must be ready for possible confrontation with China
LOLITA C. BALDOR and TARA COPP, March 23, 2023
Pentagon Releases National Defense Strategy That Names China as Top Threat
The strategy was first briefed to Congress back in March
Dave DeCamp Posted on October 27, 2022