Analyst Warns That China May be About to Exploit Key U.S. Military Weakness

The US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) pulls into the port of Valletta, Malta, for a scheduled port visit. / PH3 Joshua Karsten, Usn

China intends to deploy new missile systems and a third aircraft carrier to exploit U.S. military weaknesses, a geopolitical analyst told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

China may be able to successfully invade Taiwan because American forces are overextended and the U.S. Navy has become over-reliant on aircraft carriers, Brandon Weichert, a consultant for the U.S. Air Force, told TheDCNF. Washington may also be unable to stop Beijing from launching hypersonic missiles or building military bases outside the Indo-Pacific, Weichert said.

“The American Navy I would argue is at its weakest or its smallest probably since the interwar years in terms of what it can do in terms of if it’s pushed into multiple areas of conflict,” Weichert said. “Our Navy now is having to triage and pick what it is going to focus on at the expense of other important regions.”

Weichert, the author of “Winning Space: How America Remains A Superpower,” cited the U.S. halting sales of Howitzers to Taiwan in favor of arming Ukraine in May as evidence Washington is already unable to meet global security demands.

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank. - - PAULCRESPO.COM

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