Analysts weigh scenarios for Chinese blockade of Taiwan and impact on U.S. Navy

By Audrey Decker / August 11, 2022 at 11:36 AM
As China flexes its military muscle around Taiwan and the U.S. Navy continues its freedom-of-navigation operations, analysts say a potential blockade or quarantine of Taiwan is more likely than an invasion of the island, a scenario that will weigh heavily on U.S. policy decisions. Recent events, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) visit to Taiwan and China’s immediate response through extensive military exercises, are drawing greater attention to how the U.S. Navy would respond to Chinese aggression in the...

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