We vote, and that has implications. The game is also changing, so remember that. COVID is only speeding up the timeline.That's solely perception and is reinforced to suit agenda. The US is doing nothing alone, it really isn't, the amount of 2E/4E/5E stuff I see taking place has not changed one iota in reality. I note the US and France playing in Africa routinely and the US playing with any friend it can in the Indopacific region. That's a reality.
Who is in the Barents with the US today, who is in the Gulf with the US today, who is in the IndoPacom region with the US......
And you don't think Commander 5th Fleet based in Bahrain wasn't involved?
That's a very simplistic and naive view of a complex issue. Firstly I'd say there is nothing up front that says a sovereign nation can't manage it's own National Infrastructure. I don't believe the UK has whined petulantly that the US has used China Telecom internally, nor whined when it was abundantly clear that a lack of US controls had allowed Snowden to destroy years and $Bn of investment into said security arrangement putting capabilities back years if not decades.
I remain of the belief that 5G and Huawei is firmly more an economic issue than a security issue for the simple reason that most of the IC and militaries don't the public networks in the way others might think.
Ultimately whilst Trump is trumpeting a very nationalistic agenda, it has to be clear that the world simply doesn't work that way anymore and what is happening is playing to his electoral base on one level whilst trying to quietly play the world leader game still.
Nobody is faulting you for Huawei in your 4g network. But times have changed, and the Chinese are not very passive anymore.
The aspiration to herd cats is gone.
Will have to look up events in the Barents.