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U.S. congressman: Pentagon should reprioritize as China accelerates preparations to take over Taiwan

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U.S. congressman: Pentagon should reprioritize as China accelerates preparations to take over Taiwan

China is aiming to speed up the timeline for taking control of Taiwan to 2027, raising concerns in Congress about the modernization of the US military, which is moving too slowly. This is written on the portal of the US Naval Institute (USNI).


The article says US Navy officials have pointed to 2027 as the likely date China will attempt to take over Taiwan. In this regard, former Marine, member of the House Armed Services Committee Mike Gallagher, said that the Pentagon needs to quickly modernize the army and fleetto have time to prepare for a conflict with China in the Indo-Pacific region.

China is investing heavily in modernizing its military and has already accelerated its timetable for its planned takeover of Taiwan to 2027. We need to hurry to prepare for this threat.

Gallagher said.

It is also reported that the congressman criticized the US Navy's approach to the modernization process. In particular, plans to decommission some ships, as well as a 30-year plan for the shipbuilding industry.

The Navy's proposal is to reduce the force to 280 ships by 2027, at the most inopportune moment. As a result, our navies will be the weakest in decades, while the PLA, on the contrary, becomes much stronger. It makes absolutely no sense

- quotes the words of the USNI congressman.

Finally, Gallagher stated that new technologies such as directed energy, hypersonic weapon and the Joint Command and Control Initiative for all areas will not be in service with the US military before China tries to take control of Taiwan. Therefore, according to the congressman, the Pentagon should focus its efforts on other, more priority areas, directing budgetary funds to the modernization and production of weapons already used by the US Armed Forces.
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  1. ruha
    ruha 19 October 2022 20: 41
    -2
    You can make a million second geraniums and hit important targets, and there Taiwan will have nothing left
    1. mitroha
      mitroha 20 October 2022 07: 10
      0
      Come up with the date of the attack yourself, repeat it often, believe in this date and accuse the other of the attack .... Behavior of a bitch (censorship), one to one
  2. Sailor
    Sailor 19 October 2022 21: 01
    +4
    In theory, China now has a window of opportunity. After the congress with confirmed powers from Xi, while the US is bogged down in Ukraine.
    1. poquello
      poquello 19 October 2022 22: 15
      +1
      Quote: Sailor
      In theory, China now has a window of opportunity. After the congress with confirmed powers from Xi, while the US is bogged down in Ukraine.

      the congress of the Chinese has been going on for a week, it will end on October 22, however, how the Biden-invisibles are sausage - either nuclear weapons in dill, or an urgent attack on Taiwan, now our hostages in Italy have been taken
  3. Skipper
    Skipper 19 October 2022 21: 03
    +8
    The Chinese, if not the brakes, then it's time to take Taiwan by force .. while the Americans are straining with Russia. And if they miss the chance, then it will be very difficult and difficult.
  4. agoran
    agoran 19 October 2022 21: 07
    +4
    Gallagher is not telling the whole truth.
    Now the US depends on the supply of chips from Taiwan.
    If now China attacks Taiwan, then kirdyk of all state electronics.
    And by 2027, minke whales will produce chips at home.
    1. VPK-65
      VPK-65 19 October 2022 22: 35
      -3
      Now the US depends on the supply of chips from Taiwan.
      If now China attacks Taiwan, then kirdyk of all state electronics.

      Alas, but it is not so (at the moment). Not long ago, I wrote in the comments about sapphire substrates for chips (the Russian Federation accounts for 80 percent of the world market), so here it is: of course, what is happening now (arms supplies from the United States) would not have happened if the states had not secured themselves. They have at least (!) a 2-year supply of chips (Taiwan has worked for them for the last 2 years without supplying anything to China or other countries of the world).
      China does not need Taiwan without chips (with a destroyed TSMC), they have emulated the invasion hundreds of times and ... they are interfered with by US satellites. They also interfere with us over 404 ... in general, everyone understood))
  5. Krivotykin
    Krivotykin 19 October 2022 21: 09
    0
    Taiwan should have been hit when Pelosi was visiting there. In general, it is high time for the Chinese to slam them, and for the Serbs - Kosovo. And the Americans will not know who to run to help.
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  7. Codett
    Codett 19 October 2022 21: 10
    +2
    Constant talk about the fact that the US military-industrial complex needs more money, still the appetite does not decrease, if there was no threat, they would have come up with it anyway
    1. Gado
      Gado 19 October 2022 23: 57
      +1
      They have been doing this for a long time. Only the "fight against terrorism" is worth something, and then there is "global warming", and other crap for the townsfolk who willingly believe in all this.
  8. notingem
    notingem 19 October 2022 21: 12
    +1
    Reconsider do not reconsider, China wants to slam Taiwan will slam
  9. VLAD-96
    VLAD-96 19 October 2022 21: 48
    -1
    It is necessary to unite and slam the USA and there will be a victory on the whole planet!
    1. ruha
      ruha 20 October 2022 07: 37
      -3
      What about world order? Everyone will do what they want. lol
      1. Former soldier
        Former soldier 21 October 2022 16: 08
        0
        What about world order? Everyone will do what they want. lol

        To stir up some kind of conference like the Helsinki one in the 70s on the borders in Europe, and also on the economic and political rules of conduct. As always, a relative order is enough for 20 years. Then again the aggravation and all over again. Mankind behaves like small children, only with knives and sawn-off shotguns in their hands.
        1. ruha
          ruha 21 October 2022 18: 25
          -1
          how is the world order? Everyone will do what they want. lol
          That was sarcasm
        2. NG inform
          NG inform 21 October 2022 20: 40
          +1
          Then it was possible to stir up, because there was a strong USSR. The same Finca pretended to be a broom and portrayed a civilized country. Now there is no such thing, it is possible to negotiate only after the capture of Ukraine. If you don’t capture it, you won’t be able to negotiate again, because. Europeans will simply move on.
          1. Former soldier
            Former soldier 21 October 2022 21: 41
            0
            Then it was possible to stir up, because there was a strong USSR.

            What was was. It is hard to imagine that the USSR gas pipeline was blown up. Yes, in three places at once. Although dirty tricks were done on trifles in a quiet. And I can’t imagine that the team would be forced to march in gray mouse clothes without a flag. They just wouldn't perform, that's all.
    2. mitroha
      mitroha 20 October 2022 08: 01
      -1
      Quote: VLAD-96
      slam the USA and there will be victory on the whole planet!

      Yeah, the victory of nature over man, after a nuclear winter laughing
  10. Former soldier
    Former soldier 21 October 2022 16: 00
    0
    Will the Chinese continue to sit on the banks of the river and wait until the corpse of the enemy floats by or decide to escalate? Maybe it will turn out that there will not be another chance. Or still wait 20 years.
  11. Suslik_2
    Suslik_2 21 October 2022 19: 37
    -1
    Something too they whip up a tantrum. China only puffs out its cheeks in style, otherwise it is weak in terms of raw materials, technology and science, and in particular, believing that it does not need allies, it is on its own, and that it will get off with 1001 warnings or wait for the death of the enemy by starvation. The whole world has already publicly wiped his feet about him, sanctions have rolled over the electronic industry and the resource base in the west is being wetted without hindrance, and he continues to chew snot. Well, well, let's wish him good luck, it's good that the communists in the USSR, unlike the Chinese, were active and were not afraid of anyone, it's a pity they just died out early ...
  12. Fangaro
    Fangaro 22 October 2022 23: 21
    0
    Why is the US so concerned about the status of Taiwan?
    A sincere desire for everyone to be well and peacefully on our planet?
    Or the desire to control everything on their planet?