Does America Lack the Political Will to Defend Itself Against Rogue States?

Australia just signed on to the Belt and Road Initiative not too long ago. How is this going to impact the Five Eyes cooperation program? Against the backdrop of a newly reached Phase 1 trade agreement between the U.S. and China, we talked with Brian Kennedy, president of The Committee on the Present Danger: China. Australia’s new agreement poses a fundamental question: Does the U.S. lack the political will to defend itself against communist infiltration?

What the CCP doesn’t understand about us is that what matters the most is human freedom. We will fight and die for human freedom. And I think when President Trump is talking about rebuilding the American military, building the space force and doing the kinds of things economically to check [China’s] ambition, I think they see a different kind of America than they’ve seen in the past 40 years.

Brian Kennedy