War on the Rocks: China is Battening Down for the Gathering Storm Over Taiwan

In the facing threat of China, the warning is clear: preparation and integrated deterrence are paramount. MITRE’s first National Security Fellow and former Commander of the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence Mike Studeman analyzes how China's posture toward Taiwan underscores a stark reality–the absence of readiness is an open invitation to conflict. China respects strength. Being seen as underprepared could trigger unwelcome aggression across the Taiwan Strait.

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