Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffMillie(Mark Milley) pointed out in an exclusive interview broadcast by CNN yesterday that if China attempted to occupy Taiwan, not only would the threshold be too high, but it would also be a “serious strategic mistake.”
CNN host Fareed Zakaria said the most likely site of conflict between the United States and China is Taiwan.
Then he asked: Christian Broz, a senior aide to the late former U.S. Senator John McCain, writes in his book “The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare.” The Future of High-Tech Warfare (tentative translation) pointed out that the Pentagon has held many war games based on the situation in Taiwan, and the United States has almost never won these war games. Is it possible for the United States to thwart China’s invasion of Taiwan?
Milley replied: “It is entirely possible…Military training has training objectives from the beginning and is usually experimental in nature, so results should be interpreted with caution.”
He emphasized that the United States’ stance is to hope for a peaceful resolution of the Taiwan issue, but from a military perspective, “I think that if China tries to occupy Taiwan, it will make a serious strategic mistake. By the way, this (referring to the use of force to invade Taiwan) is also not the only option. But occupying Taiwan requires crossing a very, very high threshold, which involves the most complex operations, And clearly, China’s current military capabilities may not be enough to do so.
Milley pointed towards the Chinese PresidentXi JinpingIn the last public conversation the Chinese people were askedPeople’s Liberation ArmyThe Navy and Air Force will develop the capability to attack Taiwan by 2027. This deadline used to fall in the 2030s, but has now been extended to 2027. However, this does not mean that Xi Jinping has decided to attack Taiwan in 2027. But Xi Jinping hopes that the People’s Liberation Army has the relevant capabilities.
Milley believes that Xi Jinping’s words also prove that China is not capable of attacking Taiwan at this time, at least this is what Xi Jinping thinks in his heart.