Using existing assets, it is feasible to lay minefields in the Taiwan Strait to delay any Chinese military movement against Taiwan, providing a crisis-response option more forceful than diplomacy but less risky than kinetic operations. This option must be developed in peacetime to be available to U.S. leaders in a crisis.
"An Offensive Minelaying Campaign Against China,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 75:
1, Article 6.
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