The results of Gallagher’s war game signal the potential for more than a protracted conflict. They suggest that the US could struggle to defend Taiwan and resupply it with weapons after China begins its aerial bombardment of the island.
“These simulated war games help to understand all possible dimensions of a US-China conflict. It’s another tool that the US can bring to bear to help avoid a conflict,” said Andrew Metrick, a defense analyst at the Centre for a New American Security.
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