By Shannon Longworth (Reporter), Emma Stoltzfus (Editor)
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is planning to visit Taiwan later this year as concerns grow regarding the tension between Taiwan and China. Last year, President Biden committed to defending Taiwan if China were to invade the island.
According to Cancian’s work, in the majority of the scenarios he explored, the U.S., Taiwan and Japan won. However, his report explains that such a win would come with a cost. Taiwan’s economy would be debilitated and the U.S. military would suffer significant losses. Additionally, other countries could take advantage of the U.S. being distracted and the conflict could escalate or drag on.