Jed Babbin is concerned about China’s ability to leverage the anti-Americanism of Cuba and Venezuela to its advantage in its quest to tie up world oil supplies. And he is particularly worried that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and his new Chinese and Iranian allies may attempt to use oil as a weapon against us, as the Saudis did in 1973 with the oil embargo.

More generally, Babbin believes that China continues to be the greatest, and most dangerously ignored, threat to America’s national security. He makes this case in his new book, Showdown: Why China Wants War With the United States.


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