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CIA considers invasion of Taiwan likely

The US intelligence agency CIA considers the likelihood of a violent incursion by Chinese forces into Taiwan to be high. It is not a question of “whether” Chinese leaders might decide to “use force to control Taiwan” in a few years, but rather “how and when they will do it,” CIA chief William Burns said on Wednesday at the Aspen Security Forum. “The risks of that become higher, it seems to us, the further into this decade that you get.”

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