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Asia's Nightmare Begins: This Is How China Would Try to Invade Taiwan

March 28, 2019 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: TaiwanChinaMilitaryTechnologyTaiwan Strait

Asia's Nightmare Begins: This Is How China Would Try to Invade Taiwan

It is estimated that Taiwan will have approximately four weeks advanced warning of a Chinese invasion. Given China's skill in the dark arts of strategic deception, this cannot be taken for granted. Yet the vast scale of the PLA's envisioned amphibious operations necessarily means its offensive intentions would be foreshadowed.

Ian Easton is a research fellow at the Project 2049 (where this first appeared) Institute and author of the forthcoming book, The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and American Strategy in Asia.