Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked this week during an event at the Aspen Security Forum if the U.S. military is committed to defending Taiwan if it is invaded by communist China. The U.S., he said, is “just interested in a peaceful outcome.”
When asked by NBC News host Lester Holt if China was preparing to make a move on Taiwan, Milley said he didn’t think anything was near-term, meaning the next 6-24 months, but added, “anything can happen.”
“What is the U.S. commitment to Taiwan?” Holt asked.
“Well, we have, as you know, we have the Taiwan Relations Act and the three communiques that go with it,” Milley responded. “They come into being in the, during the Nixon administration. Those are still the U.S. government’s policy and it’s really an issue of ambiguity. But what we want with the U.S. government’s policy is, is that whatever issues Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China have, they resolve them peacefully, in accordance with the will of the people of the island of Taiwan and the people of China. We’re just interested in a peaceful outcome.”
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