By Ted Galen Carpenter
One factor may lead to a disastrous warfare among the us and China: Taiwan. more and more Taiwanese wish independence for his or her island and regard mainland China as an alien kingdom. Mainland chinese language contemplate Taiwan a province that was once stolen from China greater than a century in the past, and their persistence approximately getting it again is donning skinny. Washington formally endorses a "one China" coverage but in addition sells palms to Taiwan and continues an implicit pledge to safeguard it from assault. That imprecise, muddled coverage invitations miscalculation by means of Taiwan or China or either. the 3 events are on a collision path, and until whatever dramatic alterations, an armed clash is nearly inevitable inside of a decade. even if there's nonetheless time to avoid a calamity, time is working out. during this e-book, chippie tells the reader what the U.S. needs to do quick to prevent being dragged into conflict.
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Worried that the Chinese might see the Korean War as an opportunity to seize Taiwan, the Truman administration deployed the Seventh Fleet on June 27 to “neutralize” the Taiwan Strait; that is, to prevent any offensive acts by either the ROC or PRC while the Korean conflict was raging. S. military intervention could prevent the “liberation” of Taiwan. 54 Meanwhile, both the Chinese and American governments were considering their options regarding the Korean War. Zhou Enlai, the number two leader in the PRC government, wrote that: For us, the Korean question is not simply a question concerning Korea, it is related to the Taiwan issue.
The counterattack against Chinese naval vessels in the Taiwan Strait was even more pronounced. The most dangerous action, though, was the decision to join the Taiwanese air force in striking airﬁelds and other military installations on the mainland coast itself. S. and Taiwanese forces inﬂicted more damage than they suffered, but events were threatening to spiral out of control. It was especially ominous that both the United States and the PRC put their strategic nuclear forces on maximum alert.
Eet as invincible. S. forces in the western Paciﬁc were not long in responding. Planes from the Stennis and the Lincoln attacked PRC air forces over the Strait, and although outnumbered, prevailed in most of the skirmishes. The counterattack against Chinese naval vessels in the Taiwan Strait was even more pronounced. The most dangerous action, though, was the decision to join the Taiwanese air force in striking airﬁelds and other military installations on the mainland coast itself. S. and Taiwanese forces inﬂicted more damage than they suffered, but events were threatening to spiral out of control.
America's Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan by Ted Galen Carpenter