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Xi's potential 2027 transition poses threat to Taiwan: Davidson

Former Indo-Pacific commander explains why he worries about 'the next 6 years'

Adm. Philip Davidson speaks at the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command change of command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on April 30, where he handed over the reins to Adm. John Aquilino. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense)

WASHINGTON -- An American military commander sent shock waves around the world during his congressional testimony earlier this year when he nailed down a specific time frame on a possible Taiwan contingency.

Then-Adm. Philip Davidson, at the time commanding the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, was asked by a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee in March about a potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait.

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