^I think that focusing on the military aspects of the rise of the Typhon Pact is missing the point. War is not the only kind of international conflict or competition.
It's one aspect and since the discussions seem to meander around the military aspects of the Typhon Pact (which is understandable, since one of their first if unsanctioned actions was the invasion of Krios and H'Atoria), I thought I should point out the unfeasibility of a Dominion War-type of armed conflict. And you're right; it's not the only way that the Typhon Pact can compete with the Accord nations. After all, the Cold War didn't end with a bang, though there were certainly armed conflicts between parties allied to one group or the other. And even though the Pact as a whole doesn't seek a military solution, it doesn't preclude some members from going down that road on a limited scale.