Tens of billions of dollars' worth of military assistance from the United States have been given to Ukraine to aid in repelling Russian invasion, but this effort has come at the price of aid that the United States had originally planned to provide to Taiwan.According to the Wall Street Journal, since the United States started assisting Ukraine's military in February, the backlog of military assistance to Taiwan has increased by more than $4 billion. The U.S.'s diminished backing for Russia's invasion of Ukraine has already increased concerns that China would seize the chance to attack Taiwan.Since February, the United States has provided Ukraine with approximately $20 billion in military assistance; as a result, it has become difficult for President Biden's administration to keep track of how the assistance is being utilised. Republicans who are sceptical of the amount of help the United States provides to the nation are demanding for more accountability.
Since February, the United States has provided Ukraine with approximately $20 billion in military assistance; as a result, it has become difficult for President Biden's administration to keep track of how the assistance is being utilised. Republicans who are sceptical of the amount of help the United States provides to the nation are demanding for more accountability.According to reports, Congress is attempting to strengthen its backing for Taiwan with a quick financial package designed to make the island more easily prepared for an invasion than Ukraine was.In recent years, China has been more hostile toward the self-governing island, holding weeks of military drills that seem to be a drill for an invasion this autumn. Taiwan's reunification with the mainland is a key priority, and Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that employing force to achieve this goal is not out of the question.
After losing a civil war with the Chinese Communist Party, Taiwan initially broke away from mainland China in 1949. The democratic movement then retreated to Taiwan, where they have ruled independently for many years.However, China does not recognise the island's independence and exerts economic pressure on the rest of the globe to do the same. The United States has long maintained its "One China" policy, according to which it recognises the Beijing government as the legitimate government of China. Additionally, it declares that official diplomatic ties between the US and Taiwan will not exist.Despite not having a formal embassy, the United States has long maintained strong trading relations with Taiwan and has sent military equipment there.Regarding Taiwan and its ties to China, the U.S. has adopted a strategy of "strategic ambiguity." Four times, Biden has sworn that if an invasion occurred, the United States would send in its troops to halt it, but each time, the White House has retracted his statements
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