In an interview published by CBS, U.S. President Joe Biden said that the U.S. would defend Taiwan against “an unprecedented attack.” Furthermore, the commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, Karl Thomas, affirmed that the international community would also intervene in the event of a possible attack. In addition, the U.S. Air Force Secretary commented that China would be making a serious mistake if it invaded Taiwan and that the United States “is the most powerful military in the world,” and “will remain the most powerful military in the world.”
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Karl Thomas said that the Chinese military “have a very large navy, and if they want to intimidate and put ships around Taiwan, they can do that.” The vice admiral added that he could not effectively state whether China would attack Taiwan or if it would do any blockade on its shores. However, his job as a commander is to be ready for any possible scenario.