I watch movies so that you don’t have to:
Operation Red Sea does not include a meditation on how China might manage the international community differently than the United States. It barely mentions the United States at all, except for a brief moment in which the victims of a terrorist attack mistake Chinese marines for Americans (“American. Please. Save my kid”). Rather, the message of Operation Red Sea is quite clearly that the Chinese military can do the things that the United States military does just as effectively as the Americans. Kill pirates with snipers? Blow up terrorists with drones? Rescue hostages in a blood drenched raid against a terrorist camp? Check, check, check.