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February 03, 2023

General’s Memo Spurs Debate: Could China Invade Taiwan by 2025?

Featuring Jacob Stokes

Source: The Hill

Journalist Ellen Mitchell

Jacob Stokes, a senior fellow focused on U.S.-China relations at the Center for a New American Security, also viewed the memo as a call to prepare for any scenario, whenever it may come.

“I think the memo is really about trying to say that this is a challenge that is more near term, potentially than then long term, as a way of inserting a kind of urgency and realism into the types of planning and operations and training that the airmen under his command are responsible for doing,” Stokes told The Hill.

“I read that [memo] as kind of a personal opinion. Certainly, that analysis is not what has been assessed by most of the U.S. government or experts on Chinese intentions,” he added.

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  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security affa...