THAYER: On China, Trump Tried to Save Washington From Itself.

From the George H.W. Bush administration, through Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama, the simple and stark fact is that our national security leaders failed the American people.  The growth of the threat from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) occurred over decades and was not identified, let alone countered by U.S. strategists. Man-made Decline. The PRC’s growth was supported by these administrations, as an endless source of inexpensive manufacturing labor. Its considerable economic growth in the 1990s greatly accelerated once Beijing was admitted into World Trade Organization (WTO). The PRC prospered more rapidly than any country before—moving from dire