|Robert GILPIN, Author
|COLLEGE DES FORCES CANADIENNES, 2022
The aim of the service paper is to provide a strategy for Canada and its allies to deter China from taking military action to reunify Taiwan. A strategy combining
deterrence by denial and deterrence by punishment is described including specifics on how the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) can directly contribute to the allied effort. The
deterrence strategies presented in this paper centre around strengthening Taiwan defences and implementing a Taiwanese scorched earth policy if a successful Chinese invasion
occurs. Outside the scope of this service paper are countless other ways to deter the Chinese Government such as economic sanctions, diplomatic penalties, information
warfare, and special forces options.