American civilian and military leaders must dismiss the fatally flawed theory that time is on China’s side in the struggle over the fate of Taiwan. The real danger of a PRC attack is in this decade, when Taiwan is most vulnerable, not in the next. Closer military ties with Taiwan, more cautious dealings with China, a strengthened U.S. naval and air presence in the western Pacific, and complementary nonmilitary measures are needed.
Bernier, Justin and Gold, Stuart
"China’s Closing Window of Opportunity,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 56
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol56/iss3/4