US running out of time to counter China, prevent Taiwan attack

Joe Biden adviser Stanley McChrystal says Chinese missiles have changed the game

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/05
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Joe Biden adviser Stanley McChrystal. (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is running out of time to counter China’s military rise and prevent an attack against Taiwan, according to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden adviser and retired General Stanley McChrystal on Friday (Dec. 4).

In an interview with news website Axios, the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan warned of China’s military capacity. He said the PLA has strengthened more rapidly than generally assumed and Biden should not be complacent about the threat.

Time is running out for the U.S. and its allies to try and prevent China from seizing Taiwan, he said. “My concern would be, we wake up one morning and China has just done a fait accompli. They have just showered Taiwan with rockets,” he told Axios.    [FULL  STORY]

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