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TSMC's fate will indeed be at stake if China attacks Taiwan

U.S. shouldn't threaten to bomb foundries, but self-destruction can be deterrent

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TSMC is just one of many parts of China's invasion calculus. 

Jared M. McKinney is an assistant professor of international security at the U.S. Air Force's Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama.

Should the U.S. threaten to destroy Taiwan's semiconductor industry in the event the island comes under Chinese attack? Certainly not, but this is not because Washington can be complacent about the notion of China taking control of the island's powerful chipmaking capabilities.

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