Release: Will China Lose If It Invades Taiwan?
For Immediate Release
January 12, 2023
Hamilton Strategies, [email protected],
Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105,
or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102
Will China Lose If It Invades Taiwan?
Recent War-Games Suggest It Will;
Experts Examine What Must be Done Now to Ensure It Does
WASHINGTON — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently published a report describing the results of 24 war-game simulations modeling various scenarios for an invasion of Taiwan by the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army. Entitled “The First Battle of the Next War: Wargaming a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan,” the findings are both encouraging and potentially dangerous if they encourage an unwarranted sense of complacency on the part of the Taiwanese, American and other allied governments.
As described by the authors, the bottom line is this: “In most scenarios, the United States/Taiwan/Japan defeated a conventional amphibious invasion by China and maintained an autonomous Taiwan. However, this defense came at high cost” for the United States and its allies, for Taiwan and for the People’s Republic of China, prompting the conclusion that: “Victory is therefore not enough. The United States needs to strengthen deterrence immediately.”
The next Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) webinar from 1-2:15 pm ET on Thursday, January 12, will examine those scenarios, their results, the conclusions drawn from them and what specifically must be done now to “strengthen deterrence.” The panelists will include one of the CSIS report’s authors and four other highly regarded national security practitioners with extensive experience in the Pacific theater.
WHAT: CPDC Webinar | “Will China Lose If It Invades Taiwan?”
WHEN: 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET on Thursday, January 12, 2023
Frank Gaffney, Founder and Executive Chairman, Center for Security Policy; Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Col. Mark Cancian: U.S. Marine Corps Reserves (Ret.); combat veteran; former Chief of the Force Structure and Investment Division, Office and Management and Budget; former official, Office of the Secretary of Defense; former head of research, Harvard Kennedy School
Capt. James Fanell: U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Chief of Intelligence, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Senior Fellow, Geneva Center for Security Policy*
Col. Grant Newsham: U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), former Foreign Service Officer, former business executive in East Asia, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy*
Col. John Mills: U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Special Operator; former senior official, Office of the Secretary of Defense and National Security Council; Author, The Nation Will Follow*
Dr. Bradley Thayer, PhD: Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy; co-author, Understanding the China Threat *
* Denotes Member, Committee on the Present Danger: China
HOW: Register at PresentDangerChina.org
To interview representatives of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, contact [email protected], Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.
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