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For decades, the U.S. has walked a careful line when it comes to Taiwan — vowing to protect the island from China, without saying exactly how far it would go to do that.

On Monday, that appeared to change.


David E. Sanger, a White House and national security correspondent for The New York Times.

President Biden said on Monday that he would use the U.S. military to defend Taiwan if China ever attacked the island.
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David E. Sanger contributed reporting.

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