China Will Be Ready to Invade Taiwan in Three Years, Top US Admiral Says


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A top United States admiral has said Chinese leadership has directed the military to prepare for Taiwan's invasion by 2027. "All indications point to the [People's Liberation Army] meeting President Xi Jinping's directive to be ready to invade Taiwan by 2027," Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, said in prepared testimony to U.S. Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. "Although the [People's Republic of China] claims it prefers to achieve unification through peaceful means, Xi will not renounce the use of force," Aquilino added. Admiral Aquilino, who was in charge of the Indo-Pacific Command for three years, is...