“We must sink the ships” The American general on the breaking of the blockade of Taiwan by Chinese ships

Taipei, Taiwan): Commander, United States Pacific Air Force (PACAF) Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach said the United States needed to sink Chinese warships to break the blockade of Taiwan, Taiwan News reported.
While addressing reporters at the Air and Space Forces Association’s War Symposium in Aurora, Colorado on Wednesday, Wilsbach said, “We have to sink the ships” and recommended the United States “to accumulate firepower” in the region with the use of armed forces. drones and added that the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider could be “useful in our mission”.
Wilsbach recalled that in response to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, China deployed ships off Taiwan’s east coast to act “as a sort of blockade,” Military reported. com.
Notably, tensions began between China and Taiwan after US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in August.
China has raised objections to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which China claims is its territory. China has announced military exercises around Taiwan following Pelosi’s visit to the island.
Wilsbach said ship-mounted surface-to-air missiles created an “anti-access/denial zone engagement zone” that discouraged warplanes from other countries from entering for fear of being shot down.
Although Washington’s priority is to deter Beijing from invading, Wilsbach said the military must have contingencies in case China attacks Taiwan. He argued that if hostilities break out, the first thing to do is “we have to sink the ships”, Taiwan News reported.
The commander said sinking Chinese warships should not just be the primary focus of PACAF “but really of anyone who will be involved in a conflict like this.”
He stressed the need for the United States and armies of friendly nations to plan and train much more together, Taiwan News reported.
Wilsbach said many wings under his command repeat the US Air Force’s tactic of spreading crews and planes over “many, many islands.”
China has adopted a flexible and long-term strategy for the self-governing island. This strategy involves periodic military drills that amount to blockades, with a tighter military noose increasing the threat level.
Moreover, it sends the message that any large-scale military exercise could quickly be reality – an indefinite blockade of Taiwan to starve it into submission.


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