Woke ideology and the demands of a crumbling empire are turning the US military into a force not to be reckoned with, a force many nations no longer respect. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.com:
After the Biden-Putin meeting there was fanciful commentary about reduced tensions and avoidance of war. As I explained in my column and several interviews, as long as Washington has hegemonic aspirations and needs the “Russian threat” to justify its military/security complex budget and NATO, little can be done to reduce tensions.
The meeting succeeded in again portraying Putin as a tyrant who poisons and imprisons his political opponents ( https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/06/18/the-summit-was-a-propaganda-trap/ ).
As for war tensions, Washington immediately raised war dangers by arranging a 32-country two-week war game from June 28 to July 10 held off Russia’s Black Sea Coast. According to Washington the war game will practice “multiple warfare areas including amphibious warfare, land maneuver warfare, diving operations, maritime interdiction operations, air defense, special operations integration, anti-submarine warfare, and search and rescue operations.”
Russia warned of the risk of deadly incidents and demanded the war game be scrapped. https://www.rt.com/russia/527339-black-sea-war-games-warnings/.
Sure enough even prior to the start of the war game a British warship inside Russian waters had to be driven out with warning shots and attack threat from Russian aircraft. https://www.rt.com/russia/527353-british-destroyer-violates-russian-border/