US military opposed to Nancy Pelosi’s potential Taiwan trip

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced pushback Thursday on potential plans to visit Taiwan, with President Joe Biden saying that the military was opposed amid fears of inflaming tensions with China. Pelosi, who is second in line to the presidency after the vice president, declined to comment on whether she would make the trip, but told reporters: “I think it’s important for us to show support for Taiwan.” China, which claims the self-ruling island, has already voiced anger and accused the United States of supporting pro-independence forces in Taiwan. Biden said that U.S. military officials believe …

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