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Fears of a Chinese Attack on Taiwan Are Growing, and Taiwan Isn’t Sure Who Would Help If It Happened

(A concrete bunker and anti-landing barricades on a beach facing the Chinese city of Xamen, on the Taiwanese island of Little Kinmen, April 20, 2018. Source: Carl Court / "Getty Images.")

By: Benjamin Brimelow | BUSINESS INSIDER |

Twenty-five years ago, two U.S. Navy carrier strike groups were enough to deter possible Chinese military action against Taiwan after China launched missiles that landed a few dozen kilometers off its coast. Now, after a massive modernization effort by China’s military, known as the People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, two carrier strike groups, and possibly U.S. forces alone, may not be enough. … “[The Pentagon] send[s] very small groups of people to Taiwan,” said Ian Easton[.] … “They don’t stay there for very long. They don’t learn the language. They don’t develop a deep relationship with their counterparts.” …

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