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(AT-3 jet trainers fly over the Presidential Office during a rehearsal for Oct. 10 National Day celebration. Source: "CNA" file photo via "Focus Taiwan.")

By: Chiang Chin-yeh and Chiang Yi-ching | FOCUS TAIWAN |

The survival and safety of Taiwan is key to the United States’ ability to secure freedom and openness in the Indo-Pacific region, former U.S. defense official Randall Schriver said[.] … Schriver described Taiwan as a “modern-day Asia Fulda Gap” whose fall would be catastrophic for the region. The Fulda Gap was a region between the borders of East and West Germany … where the U.S. and Soviet Union would “most likely clash if war were to start” during the Cold War[.] Holding the Fulda Gap, therefore, was thought to be key to the U.S.’ ability to protect Western Europe … which is the position that Taiwan now holds in the Indo-Pacific region…

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