US Underwriting of China’s Military IS a National Emergency

Yesterday, Donald Trump issued what may prove to be the most important Executive Order of his presidency. He declared a national emergency arising from the investments mostly unwitting Americans are being induced to make in the Chinese Communist Party’s military-industrial complex.

The CCP uses hundreds of companies and their subsidiaries operating in the United States to supply it with weapons designed to kill us, surveillance-state systems used to oppress its own people and data collection technologies employed to steal sensitive personal and proprietary information the world over.

President Trump rightly regards American underwriting of such corporations as a threat to our homeland and national security. In two months, it will be illegal for U.S. persons to invest in People’s Liberation Army companies, as it should be for Americans to fund or otherwise enable our mortal enemy, the Chinese Communist Party, in any other way.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.