The U.S. has reiterated its support for Taiwan and other allies such as Israel amid concerns raised following the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“We believe our commitment to Taiwan and to Israel remains as strong as it’s ever been,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said during a press conference on Tuesday.
After U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban took control over the weekend, China state media began saying the U.S. would not fight if China decided to take over Taiwan, according to Bloomberg.
Chinese warships and fighter jets conducted drills near Taiwan on Tuesday, only two days after Kabul fell to the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Among the harsh criticism President Biden has received over how the U.S. withdrawal unfolded, some critics have argued that the disorganized exit could affect the confidence allies have in the U.S. to come to their aid.
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