The world situation is changing. The so called 'Peaceful Rise' of China, having become non peaceful rise, has raised the hackles of all countries which are on the periphery of China. Notwithstanding the economic relations that China has with the US, the US attitude is well documented and that is far from being pleasant. The fact that China seems to be in a position to upset the world order spooks all, including the US, notwithstanding the cosmetic bonhomie. Therefore, it is not unusual to find the US as being seen as the bulwark to the hegemony that China displays, devouring territories of others around the periphery. US arms plays a important part in ensuring the least rocking of the world order and a contercurrent to China's hegemonic decouring.