U.S. forces would defend Taiwan against Chinese attack, Biden says

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U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, President Joe Biden said Sunday, his clearest statement yet on the issue and one that is likely to infuriate Beijing. In a “60 Minutes” interview broadcast on CBS, Biden was asked whether the United States would defend Taiwan against an attack from Beijing, which claims the self-ruling island democracy as its territory. “Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack,” he said. The president said “yes” when asked if he meant that, unlike in Ukraine, U.S. forces would come to Taiwan’s defense. This is at least the...