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The commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet said Monday that the time frame of China’s possible attempt to take Taiwan by force was unpredictable, with Beijing apparently learning from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Adm. Samuel Paparo also called for the importance of “constant vigilance,” in what appears to be remarks intended to play down an assessment voiced last year by the former Indo-Pacific Command chief Philip Davidson that China could invade Taiwan within “the next six years.”

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