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Indo-Pacific

Taiwan should destroy chip infrastructure if China invades: paper

U.S. scholars propose deterrence strategy to make island 'unwantable'

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen oversees a military drill in Penghu. China's People's Liberation Army is said to envision a Taiwan takeover in 14 hours, far less than the 24 hours that the U.S. and Japan would need to respond. (Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via Reuters)

NEW YORK -- In the most-downloaded paper published by the U.S. Army War College in 2021, two American scholars propose a Taiwan deterrence strategy to render the island so "unwantable" that it would make no logical sense for China to seize it by force.

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