America was at war with the great powers. America had always been at war with the great power.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said competition between great powers, not terrorism, is now the main focus of America’s national security.
Just like that the War on Terror has taken a backseat and America is locked in a conflict with the forces of
communism the great powers.
This shift in enemies isn’t surprising. America has been at war with terrorism for over one and a half decades and hasn’t achieved victory. It has to be pretty embarrassing for the world’s most powerful military to be unable to declare victory against a bunch of desert peasants in tents after more than a decade and a half. So instead of continuing to declare those peasants public enemy number one, America is going to shift focus to Russia and China who at least match up militarily and therefore aren’t as embarrassing to lose to.
The important thing to remember though is that America is at war with somebody and you should therefore continue to believe that the federal government is the only thing standing between you and certain death.