A former US deputy assistant defence secretary has argued in favour of an armed conflict with China over Taiwan. Photo: Reuters
A former US deputy assistant defence secretary has argued in favour of an armed conflict with China over Taiwan. Photo: Reuters

Trump-era hawk wants US to ‘prepare for limited war’ with China over Taiwan

  • Former deputy assistant defence secretary Elbridge Colby outlines his prescription for how to win a conflict in book which calls for ‘Asian Nato’
  • Its main aim should be to defend Taiwan from mainland attack he says, calling for an end to US policy of strategic ambiguity

Topic |   US-China relations
A former US deputy assistant defence secretary has argued in favour of an armed conflict with China over Taiwan. Photo: Reuters
A former US deputy assistant defence secretary has argued in favour of an armed conflict with China over Taiwan. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [12:03pm, 6 Dec, 2021]

  • [12:03pm, 6 Dec, 2021]

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