‘War is Real’: Defend Taiwan or Give It the Bomb

U.S. President Joe Biden can reestablish deterrence by offering Taiwan a mutual defense treaty. If he does not want to do that, he should either base American nuclear weapons in Taiwan or transfer such weapons to the island so it can defend itself. In the 1980s, the U.S. beefed up deterrence of the Soviet Union by basing nuclear-tipped Pershing missiles in Europe.

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If the Biden admin is as feckless and scatter-brained as it appears, there is no hope for Taiwan. It is possible there is a good Deep State that has seen today coming for decades and has prepared adequately. My guess is USA will give up Taiwan just as they gave up Tibet, Hong Kong, and Uighurs. The time to provide nukes to Taiwan was 35 years ago. There is some chance they already have them. Given the line of Maoist thought that China can survive a nuclear war better than anyone, and given that this is often expressed openly in China, I doubt Taiwan nukes will prevent a Communist takeover and may even provoke one. If we accept that USA is in the hands of a Western cabal, we must also accept that war with China is either: 1) not in their interests or 2) they have a devastating first strike already planned and ready to go. And that will be their next big move as covid fears continue to wane and their control over Western populations loses focus. ABN

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