US drawing in more countries for its militarist agenda in Southeast Asia

May 26, 2024

by IBON Foundation

The US’ military encirclement is one of its most heavy-handed ways to contain China’s expanding influence and to maintain its imperialist hegemony. The US is involving more and more countries to control more foreign armed forces, legitimize its military presence, and promote US arms sales. The militarism is portrayed as promoting stability and security but instead exacerbates regional tensions and increases the risk of conflict.