Final week President Bush was requested if the USA had an obligation to defend Taiwan if it was attacked by China. He replied, “Sure, we do, and the Chinese language should perceive that. Sure, I’d.”
The interviewer requested, “With the complete power of the American army?”
President Bush replied, “No matter it took” to assist Taiwan defend itself.
A couple of hours later, the president appeared to again off this startling new dedication, stressing that he would proceed to abide by the “one China” coverage adopted by every of the previous 5 administrations.
The place as soon as the USA had a coverage of “strategic ambiguity” — below which we reserved the precise to make use of power to defend Taiwan however stored mum in regards to the circumstances by which we’d, or won’t, intervene in a battle throughout the Taiwan Strait — we now seem to have a coverage of ambiguous strategic ambiguity. It isn’t an enchancment.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/22/biden-sows-confusion-about-defending-taiwan-china/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_politics | Biden sows confusion about defending Taiwan from China