The international media recently reported that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had just canceled a visit to Taiwan due to Ms. Pelosi’s infection Covid-19.
Before, Chinese mainland protested the visit, and criticized the US State Department’s approval of a potential $95 million deal, which transfers equipment and training to Taiwan to upgrade the Patriot air defense system to Taiwan. .
US-made Patriot missile system fires during an exercise in Taiwan
Since Russia launched the campaign military aimed at UkraineAmerica needs to share more military resources in Europe. In the near future, the US needs to share more military resources to maintain its influence in the Middle East because this region strengthens its important position as a source of supply instead of Russia.
Recently, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley warned that the war in Ukraine could drag on for years, so he proposed rotating forces at permanent bases across Eastern Europe. As such, the United States may not have enough resources to stop its military expansion China if Beijing and Moscow make military moves at the same time.
As a result, America’s allies and partners need to share more of the security burden. Specifically, America’s allies and partners need to increase their defense budgets. For example, if Washington’s allies in Europe and NATO were to increase defense spending enough, the United States could rely on them to ensure its security in Europe.
In addition, America’s allies and partners must be self-sufficient against China. Washington can support allies and partners by providing weapons.
Therefore, Washington is trying to increase the self-reliance of its allies and partners in Europe and the Indo-Pacific as it is supporting Taiwan.