Report: Taiwan’s Days Are Numbered
Taiwan will not last the decade, according to a National Interest report on Monday.
- China has, for decades, threatened to invade the democratic nation of Taiwan.
- Taiwan has remained independent thanks to political backing, military equipment and security assurances from the United States.
- However, the National Interest notes that America’s capacity to deter China is eroding.
If China invades, the U.S. could defend its ally only through direct conflict. A 2023 rand Corp. report stated the U.S. could not win such a war.
Military advantage: In the event of a war, China would have some notable military advantages over the U.S. China has the largest navy in the world by hull count, and according to analysis on the U.S. Navy’s 2023 shipbuilding plan, the U.S. Navy is diminishing.
China also has superiority in the air, with antiaircraft missiles, in cybercapabilities and geographic dominance.
One advantage America has, as brought out by the report, is its alliances with other nations, especially those in the Indo-Pacific. But as the commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Adm. John C. Aquilino, has said, trends in the region are going “in the wrong direction.”
End result: Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has warned for 25 years that American weakness will lead to Taiwan being swallowed by China:
How could anyone fail to see that Taiwan is destined to become a part of mainland China? These [24 million] people are going to be forced into the Chinese mold; and it is going to happen for one reason: because of a pitifully weak-willed America.
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Learn more: Read “Taiwan Betrayal.”