U.S. Strengthening Deterrence in Taiwan Strait

The Defense Department is working with other government agencies, allies and friends to strengthen deterrence across the Taiwan Strait to ensure peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, Ely Ratner told the House Armed Services Committee today.

Ratner, the assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs, testified about the situation in the Taiwan Strait and moves the United States is making to deter China from bellicose activities toward Taiwan.

Ratner told the committee that DOD activities are fully in accordance with long-standing U.S. policy. He said the United States “remains committed to the well-established One China policy … guided […]

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