WAR On The Horizon With China?! Here’s What Could Be At Stake
(USNewsMag.com) – The threat of war between Taiwan and China is becoming more concerning as time goes on. When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visited the island in early August, the communist nation was furious. Experts are now gaming out what could happen if the US intervened in a conflict between the two.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies released an update on war games it recently conducted to see how a battle between the three nations would end. Mark Cancian, one of the think tank’s advisers, told Business Insider that in all of their scenarios, Taiwan remains autonomous. However, that doesn’t mean all of the news was good.
Cancian explained that the US would pay an incredibly high price for its involvement, possibly losing hundreds of fighter planes and some aircraft carriers. In one of the games, America lost 900 warplanes in just four weeks. To put it into perspective, that’s about half of the total number of aircraft in the Navy and Air Force inventory.
The US and Taiwan would likely be able to fend off a Chinese invasion, but it would come with heavy losses on both sides, a think tank analysis finds. The US Could Lose 900 Warplanes Defending Taiwan https://t.co/GJ1jG89x0L
— Andreas Landwehr (@andreaslandwehr) August 14, 2022
The war games will continue through September. They’re conducted by retired Navy officers, Pentagon officials, and US generals who move squares over maps of Taiwan and the Western Pacific to simulate wars. Analysts from the think tank watch it take place and keep track of the scenarios and outcomes. The full report will come out in December.
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