Secure Freedom Minute: Is Deterrence Failing with the CCP?


Lately, it seems every day brings a shoot-down of some unmanned flying object in our air space. The military has thus far given few details about what our fighter aircraft have intercepted. So, we can’t be sure that they are – like the balloon recently forced into U.S. territorial waters off South Carolina – Chinese in origin and whether their purpose is threatening. 

If that proves to be the case, the question is why the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in such aggressive behavior at this juncture. One explanation is as obvious as it is ominous: Deterrence is failing.

When combined with accumulating evidence that the CCP is preparing for a shooting war, we must immediately do everything we can to dissuade the Chinese Communists from going there.

For starters, we must have a Commander-in-Chief who has not betrayed this country to our enemy.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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