A helicopter takes off from guided-missile destroyer the USS Mustin during an operation in the Taiwan Strait in August. Most US opinion leaders surveyed favoured military defence of Taiwan in an invasion scenario. Photo: US Navy A helicopter takes off from guided-missile destroyer the USS Mustin during an operation in the Taiwan Strait in August. Most US opinion leaders surveyed favoured military defence of Taiwan in an invasion scenario. Photo: US Navy
A helicopter takes off from guided-missile destroyer the USS Mustin during an operation in the Taiwan Strait in August. Most US opinion leaders surveyed favoured military defence of Taiwan in an invasion scenario. Photo: US Navy
Taiwan

Most US opinion leaders back military defence of Taiwan if China invades, survey finds

  • But intervention is opposed by the majority of the American public, though support has increased in recent years, according to think tank report
  • Most foreign policy leaders and professionals also believed the US was likely to make a major bid to counter China’s rise in the next two years

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A helicopter takes off from guided-missile destroyer the USS Mustin during an operation in the Taiwan Strait in August. Most US opinion leaders surveyed favoured military defence of Taiwan in an invasion scenario. Photo: US Navy A helicopter takes off from guided-missile destroyer the USS Mustin during an operation in the Taiwan Strait in August. Most US opinion leaders surveyed favoured military defence of Taiwan in an invasion scenario. Photo: US Navy
A helicopter takes off from guided-missile destroyer the USS Mustin during an operation in the Taiwan Strait in August. Most US opinion leaders surveyed favoured military defence of Taiwan in an invasion scenario. Photo: US Navy
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