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Mark Gongloff

The US-China War Over Taiwan May Already Be Lost

President Joe Biden says the US would defend the island, but its military isn’t ready.

Expensive stuff.

Expensive stuff.

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When you see a chart like this, it’s easy to assume the US would have no problem trouncing China or anybody else in a war: