Trump aide urges Taiwan to 'fortify' against Chinese attack

Washington (AFP) – A top White House official on Friday urged Taiwan to build up its military capabilities to protect against a possible invasion by China, saying Beijing would have that ability in 10 to 15 years.President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told the Aspen Security Forum that a missile attack by China, which regards Taiwan as a rebel province, would be much too destructive.An amphibious attack, he said, is a possibility, though at the moment beyond China’s capability.But China could combine that threat with “grey zone” operations, embargos, harassment and o…

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