Feb 24, 2023 | Politics

GOP Mike Gallagher Warns Against Letting Taiwan Become Ukraine

GOP Mike Gallagher Warns Against Letting Taiwan Become Ukraine

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) is warning U.S. policymakers after a stealth visit to Taiwan to arm the nation as much as possible now in order to deter an invasion by China and not to let it become another case of “failed deterrence,” as with Ukraine.

“I was struck in my trip to Taiwan, and how many Taiwanese leaders brought up the invasion of Ukraine as a wakeup call, and it should be a wakeup call for all of us who might tend to discount the idea that Xi Jinping will launch an invasion against Taiwan,” Gallagher said in an interview with Fox News about his trip.

He added:

I think we are in the window of maximum danger and we need to learn the right lessons from the failure of deterrence in Ukraine. In order to preserve the peace in Asia, President Tsai [Ing-wen] of Taiwan said she wakes up every day trying to increase the cost of a [Chinese Communist Party] invasion…

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