Last week, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe, held an “emergency meeting” in Singapore. Evidently, it went pretty much as have other conversations between senior Biden officials like Secretary of
State Tony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, which is to say the Americans were rhetorically mauled by their truculent interlocutors.
The problem wasn’t simply that Defense Minister Wei declared that his country won’t hesitate to go to war over Taiwan. The truth, evidently unacknowledged by either minister, is that China has actually been engaged in “unrestricted warfare” against us for over two decades.
When an enemy makes a point of directly threatening you, it is advisable to prepare for conflict. Unfortunately, Team Biden is, instead, signaling a lack of resolve – and, worse yet, encouraging American investors actually to underwrite the Chinese threat.
This is Frank Gaffney.