Chinese Blockade Of Taiwan Will Likely Fail, Pentagon Says

'There is absolutely nothing easy about a PLA invasion of Taiwan,' Army Major General Joseph McGee tells lawmakers.

  • The Chinese military will likely fail if it tries to blockade Taiwan, senior Pentagon officials told Congress on Sept. 20, noting that there’ll be “nothing easy” for the regime in invading the self-ruled liberal democratic island.
  • Ely Ratner, U.S. assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee that a blockade would be so devastating to the international economy that it would mobilize an international coalition against Beijing’s actions.
  • Taiwan, Ratner added, would also receive aid of industrial resources, raw materials, energy, and other critical items from international allies, dimming Beijing’s chances of success.
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