Nancy Pelosi should not have visited Taiwan at this time.
Contrary to other opinions, sometimes it’s best for American politicians to relieve themselves from the need to prove our strength.
The international community, both enemies and allies alike, know how strong America is and what our military is capable of.
During my time in the Indo-Pacific region as a senior advisor to the commander of Pacific Air Forces, we knew not to be overly zealous in our relationship with Taiwan.
Unfortunately, it seems as if Pelosi was on a self-serving agenda.
Rather than show discernment, she felt it was more important to signal the U.S.’ resolve in the name of democracy on the world stage.
In a time when large, aggressive countries are flexing their power, we seem to be stoking provocation’s fire.
We need to tread carefully with China, not strain tensions.
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