sugar illegal Flood of migrants in Guam The island’s congressional representative made the urgent call, amid growing efforts by Beijing to challenge the US military presence. Enhanced Island Security,
For most Americans, the island of Guam may evoke fleeting thoughts of beaches and military bases. However, this American region is much more than its postcard image. With a population of 168,000 US citizens, Guam plays an important role in the Indo-Pacific, serving as a key strategic hub for the US military.
Recently, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has increased its pressure on the island, both military and through espionage, As an unincorporated US territory, Guam has only non-voting representation in Congress. Now, Guam Rep. James Moylan has sounded the alarm, highlighting the recent increase in illegal Chinese immigrants as one aspect of Beijing’s growing threat against the island.
The island of Guam hosts two major US military installations: Naval Base Guam (NBG) and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB). NBG stands as the largest U.S. Naval base in the Pacific Ocean, including major facilities such as Apra Harbor and ship repair yards along with various tenant commands. With an estimated 9,670 active-duty military personnel, the NBG plays a vital role in maritime operations.
Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) serves as a vital strategic air base, supporting the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. With one of the longest runways in the western Pacific, the AAFB accommodates fighter squadrons, bombers, and support aircraft. The AAFB hosts approximately 8,000 active-duty military personnel.
Beyond its regional security role, Guam has been instrumental in supporting US military operations from the Korean War to more recent conflicts such as Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Beijing’s dissatisfaction with the US military presence in the vast Indo-Pacific region, over which it seeks to establish its dominance, is clear. in recent times, Chinese hackers Targeted US military installations in Guam.
Additionally, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) regularly conducts simulated attacks on Guam. using missiles And bomber aircraft, China has also increased its strength its naval footprint In the Indo-Pacific, with the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) capable of possessing missile capabilities attack on guamits dubbing DF-26 ballistic missile “Guam Killer.”
Additionally, there has been an increased frequency of patrols by the People’s Liberation Army-Navy near Guam, which Guam representative Moylan calls “”.open provocation to the United States. In an interview with Fox News, he stressed the urgent need to increase US military security in the face of the growing Chinese military threat.
He said, “Now, Communist Chinese Party They have warships just outside our border line near Guam. Our main concern is the (military) build-up on Guam to protect the residents of Guam and to protect our nation, as it is the frontline, strategically located property of the United States, with American citizens living there and Military bases are being built.
This surge raises legitimate concerns about national security, especially considering American intelligence community Identification of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as the foremost espionage threat.
Furthermore, a Joint Cyber Security AdvisorConsisting of the US National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), it outlines the PRC’s primary threat to critical infrastructure, including the electrical grid.
Against this backdrop, the Guam representative is concerned about cooperation with Chinese immigrants Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is justified in weakening the island’s defense capabilities.
Guam faces dual threats from China: overt provocation by the PLA-Navy and the risk of espionage/sabotage posed by Chinese illegal immigrants.
Representative Moylan advocated for increased defense funding for Guam, raising questions about the Democrats’ priorities. While tens of billions of dollars have been allocated to support Ukraine, they are failing to protect the strategic US region.
Furthermore, the mainstream media’s reluctance to address the threat of espionage and sabotage reflects a broader trend to avoid discussions that could be construed as racist.
In today’s press environment, even signaling about the potential risks of admitting unvetted individuals from hostile countries can result in denial of entry.
The mainstream media largely ignores the influx of Chinese illegals into Guam, while Democrat lawmakers prioritize the defense of Ukraine over Guam.
It’s no surprise republican party Has emerged as a voice for American regions. In 2022, Guam overturns Republican A remarkable change considering this, for the first time in 30 years 13-point margin In favor of Biden in the 2020 elections.
Still, it appears that important issues like national security, illegal immigration, and China are important enough to change people’s minds.