China Rattling Saber at Taiwan

“The incursion of 150 Chinese fighter aircraft and bombers inside Taiwan’s air defense identification zone over four days this week was a test of Beijing’s war plan for invading the island, one of America’s authorities on Chinese and Taiwanese security said. ‘This wasn’t about China retaliating for something the West had done, such as the exercise involving American and British aircraft carriers off the Philippines. It’s more likely to have been a dry run for testing their ability to execute their war plans,’ said Ian Easton. The first physical sign of an invasion would be the lights going out. A cyberattack, hitting every power station to cripple Taiwan’s ability to defend itself, would lead the way to a full-scale Chinese air, airborne, amphibious and ballistic missile assault that would include ‘decapitation’ missions to neutralize leadership figures. ‘The People’s Liberation Army’s doctrine calls for emphasizing operations in the speed domains–space, cyberspace, the air and the electromagnetic–and quick victory,’ Andrew Krepinevich, an American defense policy analyst and former Pentagon official, said. ‘If the PLA acts according to its doctrine, we would likely see a massive cyberattack supported by large-scale jamming and other forms of electronic warfare on the island to disable its critical infrastructure and military command links.’”

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars” (Matthew 24:5).

“Could Taiwan defend itself against Chinese invasion?” London Times, Oct. 8, 2021