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Member Op-Ed in The Hill

Immediate actions to address the China-Cuba axis at America’s doorstep

By Armando Ibarra, President, Miami Young Republicans

"It is likely that China would seek to militarize Cuba as leverage to effectively deter the U.S. from defending Taiwan and other allies in the Indo-Pacific, or from preserving our position in the first island chain. China could seek to counter American defense of Taiwan, Japan or the Philippines with mines or missiles in the Florida straits, threatening to shut down shipping in the Gulf of Mexico to cripple energy and agricultural supply chains from New Orleans and Houston that are vital to our security..."


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