Scenario: The ROC makes an attempt at formally declaring independence, the PRC gets pissed and sends missiles into Taiwan as warning shots. Taiwan goes ahead and formally declares independence anyway, the PRC invades.
Now what? Current ROC military doctrine is to hold out as long as they can before the US can arrive. What if the US doesn't arrive? Is the ROC worth protecting?
The US could be ready to protect the ROC in as little as 30 days, the US bases in Japan would provide an excellent base of operations.
What do you guys think?