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The Jones Act has had its naysayers and proponents for years. But as the world changes, particularly in regard to security and geopolitical threats, this article argues that retaining the Jones Act, and building a fleet, is key to US security and its increasing mistrust of China. “In contrast to China’s increasing ability to weaponise international maritime supply chains, existing law prevents China or its proxies from manipulating or weaponising US domestic maritime supply chains,” notes the conservative Hudson Institute.

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