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Taiwan/China/USA – Taiwan Wants Paladins. Congress Should Say No (Defense One)

Brian Davis, Michael A. Hunzeker

The Biden administration recently notified Congress of a proposal to sell Taiwan 40 Paladin self-propelled howitzers. As mundane as this announcement might seem, it should be of deep concern to anyone who cares about U.S.-Taiwan relations. Beijing is, after all, ratcheting up its aggression toward the island. A war over Taiwan’s status is a distinct possibility and would prove unimaginably catastrophic for Taiwan. Americans also have skin in the game, since Washington will face enormous pressure to intervene.

Taiwan Wants Paladins. Congress Should Say No – Defense One