US ‘inviting war’ without focus on Taiwan: expert

‘REVERSE DUNKIRK‘:IASC senior fellow Richard Fisher said that a Chinese invasion of Taiwan could reflect the World War II evacuation from France by the Allies

The Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 09, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

If the US does not pay more attention to the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait, it will be “inviting a war,” an expert on Asian military affairs said on Monday.

“One side is already preparing for such a war,” International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC) senior fellow Richard Fisher said.

He was addressing a Capitol Hill forum — attended by US Congressional staffers — on growing Chinese military threats to Taiwan.

Fisher said that a central part of the “China dream” was to become the world’s dominant military power.

He said that for Taiwan to deter a Chinese attack on the nation, the US would have to do much more than it is.

A new generation of capability has to be made available, Fisher said.      [FULL  STORY]

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