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Biden Misspeaks on Taiwan, Says US Military Would Intervene

  • US president made remark in response to questions in Tokyo
  • White House says US policy toward Taiwan remains unchanged
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WATCH: Biden said “yes” when he was asked if he would be willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan in any attack from China.Source: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden said the US military would intervene to defend Taiwan in any attack from China, comments that appeared to break from the longstanding US policy of “strategic ambiguity” before they were walked back by White House officials.

Asked during a press briefing on Monday in Tokyo whether the US would be willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan after not doing so in Ukraine, Biden said “yes -- it’s a commitment we made.”