The objective of the US pivot to the Pacific is to threaten China into accepting a subordinate role in world affairs. The US wants to maintain its world domination despite its declining economic power. It won’t be able to do so. All China would do is to avoid war and maintain the peace, until such time as it would be the No. 1 economic power. When that happens, then the US will have to abandon its obsession to militarily dominate the world. The US will have to accept China as an equal, and perhaps also accept the equality of all other nations and respect their sovereignty, not just in principle as enunciated by the United Nations charter but in practice.