Biden says US will ‘militarily’ defend Taiwan against China if they invade

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President Joe Biden stated unequivocally that the US would intervene militarily on behalf of Taiwan should China invade its territory. Biden was speaking in Tokyo at a conference with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Noting that the US didn’t want to “get involved in the Ukraine conflict militarily for obvious reasons,” a reporter asked “are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?”

“Yes,” Biden said almost wistfully.
“You are,” the reporter confirms.
“That’s the commitment we made,” Biden said. “That’s the commitment we made. We are not—look. Here’s the situation: we agree with the One China policy, we’ve signed onto it, and all of the attendant agreements made from there.
“But the idea that, that it could be taken by force, just taken by force, is just not appropriate. It will dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine. And so it’s a burden that is even stronger,” Biden said.

Past presidents have offered what The New York Times calls “strategic ambiguity” when confronted with questions about a military response to a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Apparently Biden’s staff was also surprised with the outright admission that the US would offer more than aid to Taiwan, as has been done in Ukraine, but actual military assistance further than arms and resources.

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