I believe those were the words the guy in charge of Obama’s legacy used to describe the US military’s pivot towards, or what is now called, the “Indo-Pacific”.
The words used to describe the pivot was changed from “Asia-Pacific” to “Indo-Pacific”. The words were changed to highlight the most important partner in the area included in the pivot.
I believe the guy in charged used “enduring values” (if that was the correct quote) in his conversation about the “pivot”, because a “pivot” with “enduring values” in its narrative has no change in momentum nor values.
The US military representing the values of the U.S.A isn’t turning towards the Pacific, because it never really left. All the US military needs to know is whose with them in this pivot.
In other words, in order for the US to pivot towards the Pacific, we don’t have to fight the momentum of changing values to get there. Our values are in the pivot, and they are highlighted in India.
So I guess the guy was basically saying “stuff it”, we are pivoting towards an area of the globe in which our values are the same as India’s and everyone else within the area of the Indo-Pacific Pivot.
For a nation such as the US, who are supposed to be sons of Abraham, this is quite a big deal. For an area that owns most of our debt, it is a reassurance of the repaying of that debt.
I think this repaying of debt is going to surprize a bunch of people in the US, who thought nukes countered debt (rock over paper).
North Korea first.