• Taiwan In Talks To Be Brought Under U.S. Nuclear Umbrella

    May 30, 2023
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    Last week, Taiwan's foreign minister announced that the island is in talks with Washington about possibly being brought under the United States' nuclear umbrella. If it were to happen, the move would be seen as a clear escalation by Beijing and would likely greatly increase the potential for a future war with China.

    Joseph Wu, Taiwan's Foreign Minister, made the comments before the Taiwanese parliament. Wu would not offer details about the discussions when asked if Taiwan had requested to be brought under Washington's nuclear umbrella.

    "Regarding the discussion of this issue with the United States, it is not suitable for me to make it public here," Wu said during his meeting with parliament.

    If the U.S. extended coverage of its nuclear umbrella to Taiwan, the island would be joining other U.S. allies who have protection under the umbrella including all NATO countries, South Korea, and Japan.

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    Guaranteeing Taipei protection under the nuclear umbrella would mean that the U.S. could use nuclear weapons if China invades Taiwan or if war breaks out through other means, according to ZeroHedge.

    The talks come as Beijing has continuously increased its military signaling regarding the self-ruled island in recent months. Taiwan being brought under the U.S. nuclear umbrella was thought unimaginable until recently.

    While talks continue, it is unlikely that the U.S. would embrace Taipei under the umbrella in the near future as to do so would first require major U.S. policy changes.

    Although, President Biden has vowed to intervene should China invade Taiwan, the official U.S. policy and how Washington would react to a Chinese attack on the island is still unclear.

    Regardless of the ambiguity, the simple fact that talks about joining the nuclear umbrella are even occurring is enough to signal a provocation for Beijing. While China has a no-first-use policy regarding its nuclear weapons, the U.S. does maintain the option to use nuclear warheads in response to a conventional attack on Taiwan or elsewhere.

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    Jen Snow is a former paralegal turned freelance writer who has a passion for foreign affairs. When not writing, she can be found curled up with her dog and a good book or outside playing in the Florida sun.
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    James Kress

    A CCP attack on the American West Coast would certainly clean up all the feces and eliminate the homless.

    Perhaps that is why biden and cronies are pushing for war in every conceivable way.

    Bill C

    " If it were to happen, the move would be seen as a clear escalation by Beijing and would likely greatly increase the potential for a future war with China."

    HUH? What logic did you use to come up with the fact that the potential for war would be increased?

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