"The People’s Republic of China has made one thing abundantly clear: they will stop at nothing to achieve global dominance.
"Beijing’s growing aggression in the Indo-Pacific has threatened the sovereignty of Taiwan, the safety of Japan, and the interests of other regional allies and partners. My work on the Senate Committee-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) addresses these threats directly by strategically placing military resources in the region and strengthening our multilateral engagement. Through military and diplomatic action, the U.S. will challenge China’s intimidation of our nation, partners, and allies.
"This critical work in the Indo-Pacific region is part of a larger effort to stop enriching China’s economy. In the NDAA, I fought to include a provision preventing the Department of Defense procurement of unmanned aircraft systems from the nations of China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Not only will this cut off a revenue stream from adversarial nations, it will also prevent possible security threats to U.S. military technology.
The work to counter Beijing’s threats is far from over. But, along with my colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I am ensuring that the United States remains a global leader in stopping China from achieving global dominance." -- Senator Blackburn