Russia, China, and Iran Are Now in America’s Backyard

From a Wall Street Journal column by Walter Russell Mead headlined “Russia, China, and Iran in America’s Backyard”:

The news from Latin America is grim. The reaction from the Biden administration is a yawn.

To reports in this newspaper that China is offering Cuba billions of dollars in exchange for the construction of a sophisticated intelligence facility to be used against the U.S., the White House responded with a classic nondenial denial. The report was “not accurate,” a spokesperson said, which translated from Washingtonese means that the story was largely correct, but it would be politically inconvenient to say so.