Representative McCaul Calls for Certainty on Taiwan

He says a strong doctrine is needed.

Representative Michael McCaul of Texas has called for a stronger “doctrine of certainty” when it comes to the U.S. relationship between China and Taiwan. He warned that if the United States does not get ahead of China and initiate deterrence efforts, the world would face another situation like that in Ukraine.

The congressman expressed concerns that a strategic ambiguity has developed after President Biden said in a televised interview that the U.S. would come militarily to the aid of Taiwan if the island were provoked, but the White House later walked the statement back saying the policy had not changed.

Representative McCaul said, “I do think with respect to Taiwan, we need to stay strong in our support and have more of a doctrine of certainty when it comes to arming them as a deterrence like we have done in Ukraine. Of course, we should have done it before the invasion, and I argue we should’ve done it before any invasion occurs in Taiwan.“

He continued, “We need to properly arm them. I’ve signed off on all foreign military sales to Taiwan, and we have a three-year backlog of weapons that have yet to go into Taiwan to defend herself. And if that doesn’t change, Chairman Xi, he’s looking at this very closely. And when he gets re-elected as emperor of China in November watch out. Because even as our CIA director said, it’s not a question of if, but when he does so. “

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they seek to clarify the position and policy of the U.S. regarding the defense of Taiwan.
  • For Secretary Austin as he oversees the Defense Department and the evaluations of China’s threat to Taiwan.
  • For Secretary Blinken as he heads U.S. diplomatic efforts around the globe.

Sources: Fox News, Politico


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