NBC’s Meet the Press Reports published a new online episode this past week in which the network sponsored a war game for a China-Taiwan scenario developing in 2027. The episode, entitled “War Games: Battle for Taiwan,” and hosted by Chuck Todd, can be accessed here.
These are just a few notes on a topic that needs a much more in-depth treatment. But it’s worth registering some top-level comments as this subject garners more and more attention in the coming days.
I would say at the outset that criticism here isn’t intended in any way to mock the effort made to hold the war game and put it together for presentation. It’s a tough proposition for anyone, and summarizing the results is invariably a matter of choosing and framing priorities, regardless of who’s doing it. Continue reading “China-Taiwan: Notes on a war game”