Axios: CIA director: China has doubts whether it could accomplish invasion of Taiwan
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his military leaders likely have some doubts as to whether China could accomplish a successful invasion of Taiwan after witnessing the trajectory of Russia’s war in Ukraine, CIA Director Bill Burns told CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.
Driving the news: While U.S. intelligence indicates that Xi has instructed his country’s army to be ready for a potential invasion by 2027, Burns stressed that a decision has not yet been made.
* “I think we need to take very seriously Xi’s ambitions with regard to ultimately controlling Taiwan. That doesn’t, however, in our view, mean that a military conflict is inevitable,” he added.
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WNU Editor: I see no indications that Chinese President Xi or from his military leaders that they have some doubts as to whether China could accomplish a successful invasion of Taiwan after witnessing how Russia is conducting its war in Ukraine. On the opposite. I have seen China doubling down on its rhetoric and military exercises on Taiwan since the start of the year.
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