With North Korea’s 4th of July missile show still resonating politically around the globe, another foray from that region—this time from Taiwan—is likely to exacerbate the volatile situation. The Christian Science Monitor reports that Taiwan is gearing up for a September test of a tactical missile that is capable of striking targets in China—a response to China’s growing military might. “Even if we are going to buy Patriot missiles, we also need to develop our own offensive missiles,” legislator Lee Wen-chung tells the paper.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivered remarks June 1 at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony—his first visit to USAFA as president. The full text and video of his speech is available here.