Why Is the U.S. Ignoring Taiwan? – Therese Shaheen

From Wall Street Journal Asia, via American Enterprise Institute’ website:

Even as the United States is engaged in a global war against Islamist extremists, it has maintained its focus on other, more traditional security commitments around the world. For example, the six-party talks on North Korea and continued support to the government of Colombia in its struggle against narco-terrorists show that the U.S. has not neglected its other important global obligations.

Except perhaps one.

The commitment we have made to defend Taiwan if the island nation is attacked by China may be floundering, in a growing gap between what we say we are prepared to do to honor that commitment, and what we actually are doing to ensure we understand–and can execute–our commitment. [Full Text]

Therese Shaheen is an adjunct fellow at AEI and former chairwoman of the American Institute in Taiwan.

June 16, 2007, 8:25 AM
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