Update(7:41am ET): Biden’s Taiwan statements are now being presented as yet another high stakes moment wherein the ageing president “mispeaks” – according to Bloomberg.
White House officials walk back on President Biden’s remark that 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” https://t.co/vUIT6OlctD
— Bloomberg (@business) May 23, 2022
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While on a visit to Japan to meet with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, President Joe Biden said that American troops would defend Taiwan if it came under attack from China.
“You didn’t want to get involved in the Ukraine conflict militarily for obvious reasons. Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?” a reporter asked Biden during a news conference. “Yes,” Biden
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