Can The U.S. Military Stop China If It Invades Taiwan?

( The 19FortyFive website reports that the US has kept its stance on what it would do if China invaded Taiwan strategically ambiguous for years. President of the United States Joe Biden has recently renewed interest in the issue. On September 18, Biden declared in an interview with 60 Minutes that the US would fight to defend Taiwan from China. That comes after comments made by Biden in Tokyo in May, during which he declared that the US would go to war to preserve Taiwan. The United States supplies Taiwan with weapons but has also acknowledged Beijing’s One China policy. In the event of an assault, what would the United States do militarily?

About 110 miles off the coast of China’s mainland, Taiwan is located. Beijing asserts ownership of the island. Xi Jinping, the president of China, thinks that complete unification is inevitable and hasn’t ruled out using force to uphold the One China policy. Any gun conflict that involves the United States would be brutal, with escalating death and devastation on both sides.

China would launch a shock-and-awe missile attack against Taiwan’s military targets at the start of a conflict. In Taiwan, hundreds of missiles launched from land, sea, and air detonated.

Two aircraft carrier battle groups from the U.S. Navy would be present, consisting of supercarriers escorted by destroyers, frigates, cruisers, and submarines. They would avoid China’s anti-ship missile range while launching their over-the-horizon missiles against the aircraft and ships attacking Taiwan.

The F-35 and other stealth airplanes would be flown by the United States as well. China would respond with aircraft like the radar-evading J-20 fighter. The Navy would employ the Aegis combat system to deflect enemy missiles if there were any missile exchanges between the two sides.

The United States might also launch a cyberattack against China to take down its radar, sensor, and missile guidance systems. Guam is one of East Asia’s most strategically essential islands and the closest U.S. possession to China. H-6 bombers from China can deliver cruise and ballistic missiles, including hypersonic weaponry, to Guam.


The U.S. Navy needs to accept the possibility that this could happen, no matter how absurd it may seem. Taiwan has increased its defense spending by 14%, bringing it to $19.4 billion in 2019.


China’s spending is up 6.8% from 2021 to $229.47 billion.


The Pentagon must ensure that the White House knows the cost of defending Taiwan.