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Rubio Introduces Deterring Chinese Preemptive Strikes Act

May 11, 2023 | Press Releases

Tensions are rising between Taiwan and the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing carries out increasingly aggressive military exercises near the island. The U.S. is committed to arming Taiwan to deter an invasion by China’s genocidal regime. Wargames conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and others show that the PRC’s likely strategy ahead of an invasion of Taiwan would be missile strikes at U.S. bases across the Indo-Pacific to neutralize American forces before they can enter a potential conflict.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Deterring Chinese Preemptive Strikes Act, to direct the U.S. Department of Defense to harden U.S. facilities in the Indo-Pacific to help further deter a preemptive strike against U.S. forces and assets in the region by China ahead of an invasion of Taiwan.

  • “Hope is not a strategy. We need to proactively protect our military facilities worldwide. Hardening our assets in the Indo-Pacific is a commonsense way to protect our interests and deter hostile actions aimed at the U.S. or our allies.” – Senator Rubio

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