In March 2021, Adm. Phil Davidson, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Chinese threat to Taiwan “is manifest during this decade, in fact in the next six years.”

Since then, universities and think tanks in Japan and the United States have conducted war games more frequently on a Taiwan contingency.

Although dealing with the same theme of a potential Chinese armed attacks against Taiwan with similar military scenarios and organizational methodologies, the war games conducted in Tokyo and Washington are in reality quite different from each other, particularly in terms of their assumptions, objectives and, of course, conclusions.