Fourth Crisis: The Battle for Taiwan

Fourth Crisis: The Battle for Taiwan

by Peter von Bleichert

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Overview

Since the Chinese Civil War, Communist China has considered Taiwan--an island some 75 miles off its mainland coast--a renegade province. In 1979, the American Congress ratified the Taiwan Relations Act. The Act stipulated that the United States of America "...will consider any effort to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means a threat to the peace and security of the Western Pacific area, and of grave concern to the United States." In 2005, the Politburo of the Communist Party of China announced the Anti-Secession Law. This Law authorized the use of force against Taiwan in the event of a declaration of independence or a threat to regional security. Take to the air, land, and sea in this military techno-thriller in which a patriotic and conquest-hungry Chinese general sparks an international crisis that clears the path to an invasion of Taiwan. Finding its Pacific bases and supercarriers under the gun, the United States scrambles to protect its charge. Though China seems to be the new Pacific power, American and Taiwanese warriors get to work in defense of freedom. The Chinese general, however, is willing to do all it takes to bring Taiwan back into the fold, even by risking a nuclear war. Extensively researched, this novel includes accurate American, Chinese, and Taiwanese equipment, tactics, and formations, and explores how a new Pacific war could play out. Journey with characters that include American aviators, diplomats, and officers; Chinese fighting for the glory of their country; and Taiwanese struggling to maintain the independence they hold so dear.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940016496238
Publisher: Peter von Bleichert
Publication date: 05/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 469 KB

About the Author

Besides fantasy and science fiction, Pete loves to read military techno-thrillers--Brown, Coonts, Clancy, etc.--and loves to write them even more. A policy geek, he holds a graduate degree in international relations, a doctorate in public policy/homeland security, and has written for various organizations, including the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies and the U.S. Naval Institute. Born in New York City, he has lived in Puerto Rico, Greece, and England, and currently resides in California, USA where he is working on his next book.

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