And to win it, the document puts forward a combination of strategies: consolidating the U.S. intelligence complex and using it more ruthlessly; intensifying mass surveillance and propaganda to manipulate popular opinion; expanding U.S. military clout to ensure access to “strategic regions, markets, and resources”.
Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’
Nafeez Ahmed

Now, they are highly desperate. Is it really worth it? They are going about things completely wrong and backwards. Their methods are outdated and strong arming and out-smarting (i.e. being devious) is coming to an end.