Are war clouds gathering in Asia? Will China make good on threats to invade Taiwan? What would this conflict mean for America and the world? Exposing internal Chinese military documents and restricted-access studies, The Chinese Invasion Threat explores the secret world of war planning and strategy, espionage and national security. From a historic spy case that saved Taiwan from communist takeover to modern day covert action programs, and from emergency alert procedures to underground coastal defense networks, this is the untold story of the most dangerous flashpoint of our times.
“Unthinkable? Think again. Ian Easton has done a remarkable job taking the PRC at their word. Using PLA manuals and publications, this Project 2049 Institute study shows that China is prepared to invade, intimidate or interdict. This is a scholarly work which most China hands would like to overlook. No longer can they do so. Well done, Mr. Easton.”
—Ambassador Richard Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State
“A powerful and thought-provoking study helping policy makers as well as experts reshape their perceptions and analysis … in an ever changing and dire Taiwan Strait. It is a must-read book for those who hold power to protect Taiwan as a beacon of democracy.”
—Andrew Nien Dzu Yang, former Minister of National Defense, Taiwan (ROC)