After Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced should was going to visit China there has been much talk about how China would respond. Well now /things are getting pretty intense between the US and China. Several reports detail China will be initiating live fire drill exercises near Taiwan. This is in reaction to the news that the US military has moved a Navy strike group into the South China Sea led by the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

Fox News reports that a US Navy spokesperson
has confirmed that the US strike group is currently there amid the anticipated arrival of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"I can confirm USS Ronald Reagan and her strike group are now underway, operating in the South China Sea following a successful port visit to Singapore," Lt. Mark Langford said. "As a matter of policy, we do not discuss future ship movements; however, I will add that Reagan is continuing normal, scheduled operations as part of her routine patrol in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific."

As this situation intensifies, military posturing becomes more extreme for both nations. American news pundits are split about whether Pelosi should go to Taiwan or not. The US has backed itself into a corner. If Pelosi goes and China responds, it could trigger a major war. However, if Pelosi backs out, then it could signal to the other nations that the US is not as strong as it used to be, and this would be a huge embarrassment on the world stage.


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