It's right for the Pentagon to view a potential conflict with China over Taiwan as its top priority. Any conflict in the region would gravely weaken the US' position, while allowing China to take one step further towards global hegemony. Washington must ensure that Taiwan's defenses are maintained.
Under the pretense of providing protection, the US is turning Taiwan into an ammunition depot, threatening the one-China principle it claims to acknowledge. As Taiwan continues to spend taxpayers' money to satisfy the US, further danger and volatility will continue to grow in the region.
There's a 60% chance that the US will respond with military force if China invades Taiwan before 2035, according to the Metaculus prediction community.