Former top US military officials say China could take Taiwan in 3 days by early 2021

They write Xi Jinping will attempt invasion 'to distract population from its mounting anger and anxiety'

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/15
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

China’s leader Xi Jinping reviews troops aboard ship. (AP photo)  (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an essay published by the U.S. Naval Institute, former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael Morell and ex-Admiral James Winnefeld, warn that Xi Jinping (習近平) will "bring Taiwan back into China" in mid-January 2021.

At this time the West is distracted by the U.S. election and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The authors believe the "operation" will be completed in just three days.

Morell and Winnefeld paint a worst case scenario in the article, published by the private, non-profit, professional military association. They assume the operation will unfold quickly, "beginning on the evening of 18 January," prior to the U.S. presidential inauguration.

At the same time, China will carry out cyber attacks to cripple the country by disabling the national power grid and other important utilities. This will be followed by a swift sea and air blockade, with several Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) submarines joining in the action.

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