Daily Memo: Taiwan Won’t Shoot First

The increasing tempo of Chinese airspace incursions has clearly unnerved Taipei.

Eroding barriers to escalation in the Indo-Pacific. Taiwan’s government said Monday that its pilots would not be the first to fire on Chinese military assets, but the statement included the critical exception that they would fire if they thought a Chinese attack was imminent. This comes after two Chinese bombers and 16 fighter jets crossed […]

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