PRESS ADVISORY | Webinar: A C.C.P. Invasion of Taiwan
For Immediate Release
May 18, 2022
Hamilton Strategies, [email protected],
Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105,
or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102
C.P.D.C. Webinar: How to Prevent the Next Act of Totalitarian Aggression:
A C.C.P. Invasion of Taiwan
Shortly before Vladimir Putin launched his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the Russian dictator met with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to announce that their nations had forged a “no limits” strategic partnership. Clearly, they in the run-up to and during their summit, the two tyrants coordinated on Putin’s imminent attack. It seems likely they did the same with respect to Xi’s plans to seize Taiwan.
The setbacks experienced by Russia’s forces in Ukraine and the Western response to their murderous aggression there may have affected the timing and perhaps some details of the operational planning for an invasion of Taiwan by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Given the priority Xi and his predecessors have given to achieving control of that island, however, it would be wise to assume that any delay in executing an attack for that purpose amounts to a stay-of-execution, rather than a commutation of sentence.
As the PRC’s success in such an endeavor would have profoundly negative consequences, not only for the people of Taiwan, but for the United States and its vital interests in the region and beyond, every effort must be made now to prevent a cross-Strait attack by Communist China. A new study entitled “Stopping a Taiwan Invasion” by an Expert Panel of distinguished former senior military and civilian defense leaders sponsored by the Center for Security Policy shows how that can be done by the U.S. working in concert with its allies and friends, including the Taiwanese.
While the conventional wisdom has taken hold in many quarters in official Washington and elsewhere that America is now outgunned by China in the Pacific, the authors have drawn on their deep experience in the Pacific theater and East Asia more generally to identify how, with important policy changes and equipment and technology upgrades, the Chinese Communist Party can still be deterred.
The Committee on the Present Danger: China is pleased, as part of its weekly series of webinars on the CCP’s “unrestricted warfare” against this country and how it can be countered, to present a conversation with three members of the Expert Panel: its Co-Chairman, Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Dr. Stephen Bryen, a former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; Seth Cropsey, former Under Secretary of the Navy and President of the Yorktown Institute; and former Foreign Service Officer and retired Marine Colonel Grant Newsham, who has long served and worked in the Western Pacific and helped Taiwan improve its military. They will discuss highlights of the thirty-four Panel Findings and Recommendations outlining practical steps that must urgently be taken to deter CCP aggression and preserve regional peace.
Dr. Stephen Bryen: “Deterring China: What It Will Take?”
Secretary Seth Cropsey: “The Maritime Dimension of Stopping a Taiwan Invasion”
Colonel Grant Newsham: “Ending ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ and Demonstrating Resolve
Moderator: Frank Gaffney, Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy.
WHAT: CPDC Weekly Webinar on “Preventing a CCP Invasion of Taiwan”
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 1:00- 2:00 p.m. ET
HOW: Register HERE.
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Hamilton Strategies, [email protected], Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.
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