Bridge Colby in The Taipei Times: “US helps those who help themselves”

Bridge Colby in The Taipei Times: “US helps those who help themselves”

“The threat to Taiwan from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is increasing — sharply. Beijing is putting the nation under tremendous political pressure, but the military threat to Taiwan is especially alarming. China has spent the past 25 years working to undermine US and allied military advantages, above all with respect to Taiwan.

“As US think tank RAND Corp and other sources have shown, helping Taiwan defend itself has gone from a relatively easy task in the 1990s for the US military to an exceptionally stressful one today. For Beijing, a military solution to the ‘Taiwan problem’ is no longer fanciful — and China is not resting…”

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