According to the latest cross-strait war game exercise, China could launch a nuclear weapon if it decides to invade Taiwan.

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, D.C., created the war scenario in response to fears of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

The original plan was for China to decapitate Taiwan’s leadership as soon as possible. It would begin by striking American bases in Japan and Guam.

According to NBC News, CNAS experts say that after the first week of the fight, neither Beijing nor Washington will have the upper hand, signaling a protracted conflict.

The war game also highlighted how quickly the battle could escalate if China and the US crossed red lines.

The Taiwan News stated that U.S. officials also believe that China using nuclear weapons is a possible scenario.

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