Origins[ edit ] It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious. The rationale for establishing a national navy was debated in the Second Continental Congress. Supporters argued that a navy would protect shipping, defend the coast, and make it easier to seek out support from foreign countries. Detractors countered that challenging the British Royal Navythen the world's preeminent naval power, was a foolish undertaking.
This is no longer a policy issue that can be reduced to a conflict between the U. It is time to look ahead for the benefit of the people in both countries. Below are just some of the reasons why it is in the best interest of U. Several other companies spanning multiple sectors have visited the island.
These companies have invested significant time and money into expanding service to Cuba. Florida Produce of Hillsborough County Inc. Florida Produce has been exporting fresh fruit and vegetables to Cuba from out of Tampa bay area since the Trade Sanctions Reform Act was passed.
It is an example of the opportunities: Eight airlines have signed deals to operate as many as 20 daily flights from the United States to Havana. These are opportunities currently out of reach for U. Expanded commercial opportunities have benefited U.
Cuba has the largest population in the Caribbean, with 11 million people. This industry supports That restriction on credit has hurt our exporters, as Cuba has turned to other suppliers who offer credit, such as Vietnam, China, Canada, Brazil, and others.
One of the biggest drops was in livestock products. There is more purchasing power in Cuba with more U. This increases demand for agriculture goods. Cuban-Americans make more thantrips a year to the island, mostly to visit relatives and support the family economy.
According to Cuban government statistics, 71, non-Cuban born U. If travel restrictions are lifted, Cuban officials estimate about 1.
An increase in tourism would also increase demand for U. Although Cuban-Americans have historically been the most hardline U.
There is currently a U. Progress in all these areas is in our national interest. Engagement with Cuba means that we are not leaving relationships on the island to governments with which we are at odds.
The United States cannot allow our adversaries to once again dominate Cuba. Improving relations with Cuba has allowed us to remove a troubling irritant from our relations with the rest of the hemisphere. Recognizing these benefits, an increasing number of Republicans want engagement for their constituencies.
Because of the above benefits more and more Republicans in Congress favor easing or ending the embargo. Republicans in the Senate and a growing number in the House of Representatives are not only supporting legislation that would lift the embargo, but are taking the lead on it.Analysis & Commentary.
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Sep 07, · My Analysis on the United States and Cuba ’s New Diplomatic Relations and Foreign Policy Initiatives: What Will the Cuban Youth Have to Say About this New Course? From an economic point of view, Cuba was also part of a wider strategic framework conducted by the United States.
Although the level of economic dependency in the world was a small part of the degree of interdependence at the moment, the economic relations of Cuba was strongly related to the policy of the United States. Through Trump Hotels, the GOP nominee secretly conducted business in Cuba, ignoring American laws.
Later, he falsely told Cuban-American voters he would never spend money on the island so long as.