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House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul is warning that the US may have to send troops to Taiwan should China invade the island nation.

“If communist China invaded Taiwan, it would certainly be on the table and something that would be discussed by Congress and with the American people,” the Texas Republican told Fox News.

“Are they prepared to do this? Is Taiwan worth it?” he asked. “I can argue for a lot of reasons why it is.”

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The People’s Liberation Army Navy recently sent eight warships and 42 planes into the Strait of Taiwan to intimidate the island country, which China claims as its own territory. China also announced it would be enforcing a stop-and-seize regime within the strait, while Taiwan countered that it would not comply.

“These are intimidation tactics and saber-rattling, in my judgment, only firm up our resolve against the Chinese Communist Party. It has no deterrent effect on us,” McCaul said. “In fact, I think it galvanizes the United States’ support for Taiwan.”

“We talked about a lot of very constructive ways of deterring, including economic,” McCaul added. “We talked about several military scenarios, including a blockade, [and] how they would respond to that.”

“Overall, know deterrence is key,” he continued. “We don’t want war. We want peace and deterrence and peace through strength that accomplishes that.”

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