May 19, 2022

War games predict China could resort to nuclear weapon if it invades Taiwan

War games predict China could resort to nuclear weapon if it invades Taiwan

War games predict China could resort to nuclear weapon if it invades Taiwan

By Taiwan News, Contributing Writer
May 14th, 2022

Center for a New American Security exercise looks at lessons of Russo-Ukraine war

China could end up dropping a nuclear bomb if it decided to invade Taiwan, according to the latest cross-strait war game exercise.

The war game took into account the example of Russia’s failed invasion of Ukraine and was run by the Washington-based Center for a New American Security (CNAS), former Pentagon officials, U.S. lawmakers, and the broadcaster NBC.

The original premise of the operation was that China would try to achieve a swift decapitation of Taiwan’s leadership. In doing so, it would preemptively attack U.S. bases in Japan and Guam.

The U.S. would likely respond by hitting Chinese ports and mobilizing its allies, in the war-game scenario. This would lead to further escalation and China taking extreme measures.

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