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Could Taiwan Defend Itself Against Chinese Invasion?

(The Taiwanese armed forces have the U.S. to thank for a lot of their equipment. Source: "The Times.")

By: Michael Evans | THE TIMES |

The first physical sign of an invasion would be the lights going out. A cyberattack, hitting every power station to cripple Taiwan’s ability to defend itself, would lead the way to a full-scale Chinese air, airborne, amphibious, and ballistic missile assault that would include “decapitation” missions to neutralize leadership figures. … The incursion of 150 Chinese fighter aircraft and bombers inside Taiwan’s air defense identification zone over four days this week was a test of Beijing’s war plan for invading the island, one of America’s authorities on Chinese and Taiwanese security said. “This wasn’t about China retaliating for something the West had done, such as the exercise involving American and British aircraft carriers off the Philippines. It’s more likely to have been a dry run for testing their ability to execute their war plans,” said Ian Easton…

Read the full article in The Times.