The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn approaches the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt for a replenishment-at-sea on Jan 14, 2021 in the Indo-Pacific area. Photo: Handout The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn approaches the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt for a replenishment-at-sea on Jan 14, 2021 in the Indo-Pacific area. Photo: Handout
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn approaches the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt for a replenishment-at-sea on Jan 14, 2021 in the Indo-Pacific area. Photo: Handout

China’s ability to invade Taiwan ‘much closer than most think’, US Indo-Pacific Command nominee says

  • ‘We have to take this on, put those deterrence capabilities like [the Pacific Deterrence Initiative] in place in the near term and with urgency,’ admiral says
  • ‘Conventional deterrence to avoid crisis or conflict is certainly the main effort as I would see it,’ he adds

Topic |   US-China relations
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn approaches the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt for a replenishment-at-sea on Jan 14, 2021 in the Indo-Pacific area. Photo: Handout The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn approaches the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt for a replenishment-at-sea on Jan 14, 2021 in the Indo-Pacific area. Photo: Handout
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn approaches the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt for a replenishment-at-sea on Jan 14, 2021 in the Indo-Pacific area. Photo: Handout
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