House wants comprehensive report from DOD on China's efforts to expand influence in Latin America

By Jason Sherman / September 15, 2021 at 2:29 PM
House lawmakers want a comprehensive assessment from the Pentagon of China's military, economic and diplomatic activities in Latin America and the Caribbean after the head of U.S. Southern Command earlier this year publicly warned of Beijing's stepped-up efforts to gain influence across the region. The House Armed Services Committee in its version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill would require the Defense Department -- in collaboration with the State and Treasury departments as well as the director of...

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