The Taiwan Strait Crisis, which started in the late 1940s, has been a major source of tension between China and Taiwan. In recent years, this tension has been growing as China has become increasingly assertive in the South China sea. In the latest development, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Joe Gallagher, has proposed a Taiwan deterrence strategy that would help protect Taiwan from an unforeseen Chinese military aggression. The strategy involves deepening the US’s military ties in the region, as well as increasing collaboration and strengthening operational coordination between the US, its allies, and Taiwan. This includes planning joint exercises, early warning systems, and engaging in preparedness drills with the Taiwanese. Additionally, Mr. Gallagher argued for the implementation of economic penalties and sanctions that can be placed on China in the event of an attack. Mr. Gallagher is also calling for a classified briefing on China’s military capabilities and intentions from the Pentagon. The briefing could help the US government in understanding the threat posed by China’s military forces in the region better. The Taiwan proposal is the latest in a long string of foreign policy moves from the US in the region. In recent months, the US has increased its naval presence in the South China Sea and has conducted joint exercises with partners in the region. These moves signify the US’s commitment to peace, stability, and freedom of navigation in the area. Amid the rising tensions between the US and China, Mr Gallagher’s proposal is a step in the right direction towards preventing conflict in the region. His call for a Pentagon briefing will provide the US government with valuable insights into China’s military threats in the region and will equip them with the necessary information to come up with the best deterrence strategy. It offers a less confrontational alternative compared to the traditional military solutions. Ultimately, it is clear that China poses a threat to Taiwan’s sovereignty. It is therefore important that the US and its allies take steps towards deterring Chinese military aggression and continue to promote stability in the region. Mr. Gallagher’s proposal is an important part of this effort.