Video Interview: If China Invades Taiwan, How Does the U.S. React?
I spoke with RoundTable Anchor Rob Nelson about what would happen if China were to actually succeed in occupying Taiwan.
Could they be removed by force? At what cost.
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Looking at some interesting statistics, there are actually a very large number of US-allied forces in the region which could be put together, provided they could get there.
Certainly, heavy armor is difficult to deploy and getting ashore to establish some kind of beachhead corridor would likely be extremely difficult, however not impossible.
Japan has one million available soldiers, South Korea has several million and the US could likely put together impactful numbers of soldiers and Marines.
Kris Osborn is the defense editor for the National Interest and President of Warrior Maven -the Center for Military Modernization. Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army—Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at national TV networks. He has appeared as a guest military expert on Fox News, MSNBC, The Military Channel, and The History Channel. He also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.