- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve long thought that the best way to deal with China is to give them enough rope. Chinese culture tends to have a superiority complex, believing everyone else is kind of a stupid barbarian. Eventually this hurts them in their foreign policy, because they step on their neighbors’ toes.
Likewise, eventually the CIA got too arrogant and overstepped. I wonder if that is what Sen. Feinstein was waiting for.