Intelligence Squared Debates: Taiwan is Indefensible
Some argue that the scale of China’s military presence has already surpassed anything the U.S. or Taiwan militaries could stop. It is indefensible, both militarily and from a political capital perspective; the notion of risking American soldiers in this geostrategic flashpoint unthinkable. Others say American credibility is actually on the line, and that the U.S. could indeed win if it had to. So, here’s the question: Is Taiwan indefensible?