How to Make Sure Taiwan Is Safe from China: New F-35s and F-16s
The National Interest -

Michael Mazza, Gary Schmitt

Security, Asia

It would take some time for Taiwan to acquire F-35Bs even if they were put on the acquisition list tomorrow—even more of a reason to make that decision sooner than later. But, in the meantime, the U.S. Marine Corps should begin carrying out air exercises in the Taiwan vicinity with F-35Bs to include flights over, and landings on, the island.

In taking these steps, President Trump and Congress can correct previous administrations’ neglect of this vital...


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