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The United States assured that it has the capacity to defend Taiwan from an attack by China

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley.  (AP / Wilfredo Lee)
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley. (AP / Wilfredo Lee)

The United States has “absolutely the ability” to defend Taiwan from an attack by China should it have the need to do so., said Wednesday the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley.

But the chief general of the Pentagon He also warned that the army of China has made shocking technological advances in no time, something about which the Defense Department itself issued a report this Wednesday, exemplified in its hypersonic missile test, which leaves the world at risk of entering a period of increasing strategic instability.

Milley considered unlikely that China will take any military action against Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province, in the next 24 months.

“Nevertheless, the Chinese are clearly building capacities to give those options to their leaders if they decide to use them at some point in the future“, said.

Although when asked in the Aspen Security Forum on whether the Pentagon could defend the island, he replied: “We absolutely have the capacity. There is no doubt about it”.

Milley considered it unlikely that the Xi Jinping regime would take any military action against Taiwan in the next 24 months.  (REUTERS / Tyrone Siu / file)
Milley considered it unlikely that the Xi Jinping regime would take any military action against Taiwan in the next 24 months. (REUTERS / Tyrone Siu / file)

He also said that The United States maintains its policy of “strategic ambiguity” regarding the protection of Taiwan, and that would be a presidential decision to intervene or not if China acted to gain control of the island.

“We absolutely have the ability to do all kinds of things around the world, including that if necessary.”Milley insisted.

And he added that the United States believes that differences Come in China and Taiwan must be resolved peacefully based on the will of the citizens of both sides.

“We are simply interested in a peaceful outcome.”, said.

Milley also assured that after seven decades of competition between two nuclear superpowers -Russia and the United States-, The rapid expansion of the Chinese military and its technological capabilities has created a three-pole rivalry that increases complexity.

He added that the test in August of a hypersonic missile with nuclear capacity, which circled the world at a relatively low altitude and at a speed more than five times the speed of sound, was almost as significant as the impressive launch of Sputnik by Russia in 1957, the first satellite launched into space.

The hypersonic test was “very significant”, he asserted, highlighting Chinese advances in military technology.

“We are witnessing one of the largest movements in global geostrategic power that has ever been seen.”, He assured.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed for the first time that the United States has a military presence on the island "to train Taiwanese troops".  (EFE / EPA / RITCHIE B. TONGO)
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed for the first time that the United States has a military presence on the island “to train Taiwanese troops.” (EFE / EPA / RITCHIE B. TONGO)

The consequence, according to Milley, is that the world is entering a period “potentially much more strategically unstable” than in the decades that followed World War II.

Milley’s remarks come at a time when relations between Washington and Beijing are going through a phase of tensions derived from the Chinese air raids in Taiwan, to which the United States has stressed its commitment to the island.

At the end of October the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing Wen, recognized that threats from Beijing were on the rise and that the island had the presence of trainers from the US Army.

(With information from AFP and Europa Press)

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