Biden’s Pledge to Defend Taiwan ‘Militarily’ a Clear Departure From ‘Strategic Ambiguity’

PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug 4, 2022) An MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 departs the flight deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) while conducting operations in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 4. Higgins is assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Donavan K. Patubo)