What Makes Taiwan an ‘Unsinkable Shield’ That the US Can’t Afford to Have Fall to China?
U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur called Taiwan the “unsinkable aircraft carrier.” He was referring to its value as a strategic asset in communism-containment during the Cold War. Generations later, Taiwan faces arguably heightened risk of communist invasion: Will China, spurred on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, make a similar move on Taiwan?
What should Taiwan be doing to better defend itself? And what should the world be doing to prevent this strategic asset from falling into Chinese communist hands?
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