Ten-point action plan calls for stronger U.S. military presence in Pacific, more security aid to Taipei
U.S. lawmakers unveil list of proposals for how Washington should respond “Arming Taiwan to the Teeth” Opposes any potential attack from Beijing, urging the U.S. to sell more weapons to the island and deploy long-range missiles over a wider area.
The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party released a lengthy document this week outlining proposals for how to stop Beijing. “aggressive behavior” To Taipei, including 10 items “A Blueprint for Congressional Action.”
Noting the shortcomings of the U.S. industrial base, the list calls for “Adding Long-Range Missiles and Unmanned Vehicles to the Indo-Pacific,” Hope the manufacturer can restructure “Quickly produce the numbers you need” in the event of an attack.
U.S. forces assisted the island in a tabletop exercise overseen by the committee last month that simulated a Chinese invasion of Taiwan “Critical munitions were used up within a week, all precision-guided missiles were used up,” the document said.
The action plan also highlights the need to improve “Collective Planning” Military cooperation between Washington and Taipei, with proposed more joint training operations “Strengthen deterrence.”
Lawmakers continue to argue that Taiwan “Critical U.S. weapons systems are urgently needed” Congress has approved the sale, as the current backlog of arms deals totals $19 billion. They said the Pentagon should take lessons from the weapons transfer to Ukraine and apply those lessons to the island.
An April wargame run by the hawkish Center for a New American Security (CNAS) think tank in partnership with the House China Committee produced “Horrible…deterrence failure” For the U.S. military, according to the agency’s chairman, Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher.
Gallagher claims the US must “Immediately arm Taiwan to the teeth” if it has any hope “Stop World War III.”
China, which considers Taiwan part of its sovereign territory, has repeatedly condemned U.S. cooperation with the island, including arms sales and direct diplomatic ties. Following a visit to Taipei by then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last year, Beijing launched unprecedented military exercises in the waters and airspace around Taiwan, including exercises simulating a total blockade. A meeting between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California last month sparked a similar reaction after the two officials vowed to further improve relations.
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