^^^ Yes. But the weakness of every other nation is that they are not willing to shake up domestic hierarchy in search of true talent. The US has always had the notion of the "American Dream" where a poor person can work hard, and become wealthy. This notion of hard work and talent being the key instead of stagnancy and defending positions has been the key to America's rise to world power.
And now, the right wing is worried about losing American dominance in the world, and supplement it by military action. When in fact, they are reluctant to do the time again search for true talent and hard work philosophy because they want to defend their stagnant upper class positions.
America has only succeeded because of the search for true talent, hard work regardless of skin color. Reluctance to go to it, will only encourage other nations who are not willing to take it up, more likely to take it up and beat us at our own game.