Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) is sounding the alarm about an unsettling trend of companies with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party buying up U.S. military academies, including the one attended by Donald Trump when he was a teenager.
In a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Waltz requested that the Department of Defense survey all Army, Navy, and Air Force JROTC programs held in private schools across the country to determine “whether those schools are owned by a subsidiary of a foreign company, and the name of the subsidiary and foreign company.” Waltz’s request stems from a concern that these military school acquisitions are part of China’s “Belt & Road Initiative” to assert its influence in the United States education system.
In a press release, Waltz stated:
“It’s incredibly concerning that there are American private schools owned by companies with strong ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Read more…