U.S. policies are having reactions throughout the world. The Europeans are going their own way more and more, heading toward their own military force outside of NATO. Countries are racing to development deterrent weapons least they too be targeted for 'regime changed' and/or 'occupation'. On their own the Chinese have been racing to strengthen their military forces, including some kind of deterrent against possible U.S. military threats regarding Taiwan. And now the old Russians and the Chinese together, once bitterest of enemies not that long ago, are going to hold their first ever joint military war game exercise in the year head.