McCarthy Preparing For Visit To Taiwan

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At a glance

  • The U.S. military is drafting plans to ensure House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s safety on a trip to Taiwan later this year.
  • McCarthy’s office did not immediately respond to a request to confirm his plans to visit the island, which were first reported by Punchbowl News. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi triggered China to launch weeks of military drills surrounding Taiwan when she visited the island last year.
  • Given the hotly charged environment, the Defense Department must go to great lengths to ensure the speaker’s safety.

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