1962 Revisited?

We’ve got some news here that will raise a few eyebrows. It appears that China is planning to establish a military base in Cuba. That’s right, our neighbor to the south may soon have a new, powerful ally just miles away from our shores. Our sources indicate that Beijing’s military expansion strategy is marching closer and closer to the United States, and it’s high time we take notice.

So, what’s the deal? China’s new military footprint in Cuba means it will have a new strategic location to keep watch over the United States. With a base so close to our borders, the Chinese military can effectively monitor our naval movements, spy on our electronic communications, and gather intelligence on our political and military operations. This obviously poses a serious threat to our national security.

This new military facility raises the alarm in Washington that it could lead to Chinese troops being stationed just 100 miles off Florida’s coast. US intelligence reports suggest that discussions for the facility on Cuba’s northern coast are at an advanced stage, and the Biden administration has contacted Cuban officials to try to stop the deal from going through. This would be Beijing’s first attempt at establishing a military training facility in Cuba, and it could have profound implications for US security if successful. Still, China’s aggressively pursuing Cuba to open their shores for this partnership.

Mao Ning
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning (Source: 中国新闻社/Wikimedia Commons)

“We hope that relevant parties can focus more on things that are conducive to enhancing mutual trust and regional peace and stability development,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said when asked about the Cuba negotiations at a regular briefing in Beijing on Tuesday.