The US has sent over 200 troops to Taiwan, significantly increasing the US military presence on the island, Taiwan News reported on Monday.
The report cited sources who spoke with Up Media and said US Indo-Pacific Command deployed more than 200 personnel to Taiwan to assist the island’s armed forces with training.
The Taiwanese news agency CNA also reported about 200 US military advisors are now stationed across Taiwan. When asked to confirm the deployment, the Pentagon declined to comment but affirmed its support for Taipei.
“We don’t have a comment on specific operations, engagements, or training, but I would highlight that our support for, and defense relationship with, Taiwan remains aligned against the current threat posed by the People’s Republic of China,” Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Marty Meiners told Antiwar.com in an email.
“Our commitment to Taiwan is rock-solid and contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and within the region,” Meiners added.
The Wall Street Journal first reported in February that the US planned to deploy between 100 and 200 troops to Taiwan. The US previously had only about 30 troops on the island.
Since Washington severed diplomatic relations with Taipei in 1979, the US still deployed a handful of military trainers to Taiwan. The small US military presence in Taiwan was always an open secret but was never officially confirmed until 2021 when President Tsai Ing-wen became the first Taiwanese leader to acknowledge US troops were on the island since 1979.
The increase in US troops in Taiwan risks provoking a response from China, as Beijing has been strongly warning against growing US-Taiwan ties. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted major live-fire exercises around Taiwan in response to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in California.
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This is how it starts… The US needs to cool its jets and bring the simmer down.
Wars r u.s. about says it all ‘Wars R U.S.’.
Very true Bill, very true.
You are right. But Biden and the Democrats expect to win the election with a bigger war in the Pacific. The Republican establishment is no better.
Biden is senile not one of his staff has the stature of a statesman/woman. They are MAFIA people. The senile old man next to the addicted clown from Kiev sticks in my mind, one could cry to see it, compare with Putin/Lavrov and the Chines Xi Ping and cabinet members, all appear dignified and competent.
Don’t even mention the German trash. The Scholz people,
dishonest and corrupt, they can’t be THAT incompetent, they must be paid to sell their country the same as Zelensky. People without character and decency, integrity, enough to make you p””ke.
Very well said Renate!
In my 73 years of life, China has never made a move on Taiwan. The U.S. is good at feigning paranoia to scare countries into letting us run them. The U.S. is like an unscrupulous life insurance salesman.
Thanks MM, you mad me laugh out loud!
“The U.S. and Taiwan enjoy a robust unofficial relationship. The 1979 U.S.-P.R.C. Joint Communique switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing. In the Joint Communique, the U.S. recognized the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China, acknowledging the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China. The Joint Communique also stated that the people of the U.S. will maintain cultural, commercial, and other unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan. The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is responsible for implementing U.S. policy toward Taiwan.”
From the US State Department’s Taiwan page. https://www.state.gov/countries-areas/taiwan/
Depleted Uranium is a crime against humanity. They could use Tungsten but it costs more. Save money, spend people.
depleted uranium munitions yes horrible.
there is no excuse for that – oh wait, uncle sam probably does have an excuse.
GOOGLE depleted uranium = “It is thought that using DU has caused a sharp increase in the incidence rates of some cancers, such as breast cancer and lymphoma, in areas of Iraq where the weapons were used following the wars in 1991 and 2003.”
wow i remember when papa bush first destroyed Iraq and americans were so super patriotic that we all looked the other way – then we thought that it was over but number-one-son clinton established a no-fly-zone over Iraq and it was just waiting for bush jr to re-invade. OMG depleted uranium – i think that depleted uranium bullets/shells are just an excuse to use up some of the uranium waste that uncle sam normally throws into a hole that his dim-wit corporals order the dim-wit privates to dig. what
The gift that keeps giving.
Did I miss something in this article? I didn’t see depleted uranium mentioned.
We send troops to stir things up while China makes phone calls to quiet things down….
On April 17, 2023, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang had a phone call with Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Eli Cohen.
Qin Gang said that China is concerned about the current tension between Israel and Palestine, and the pressing priority now is to bring the situation under control and prevent the conflict from escalating or even getting out of control. All parties should stay calm and exercise restraint, and refrain from any radical or provocative words and actions. The fundamental way out is to resume peace talks, and implement the two-state solution http://nl.china-embassy.gov.cn/eng/zgyw/202304/t20230418_11061069.htm
How mentally incapacitated is Biden now? What about the pigheaded people in the state department? What is wrong with the Republicans, only their fringe members speak up against the insanity in the WH. Who are the people behind the curtain pulling the strings on the neocons? This is so insane, like a nightmare, how can this political disaster be even possible? Is there no one with a sane mind in charge next to the deranged so-called President? What is wrong with the so-called free press, no sanity either, the journalists and talking heads only care about their big salaries. So much INSANITY is unreal, there is more sanity inside an asylum.
It’s not only Syria, the National Guard weekend warriors have been in Taiwan a while also. . .from Nikkei Jan 20–
U.S. expands training of Taiwanese military with National Guard
..and from the file Newsweek Jan 2022–
Hawaii Top Choice for Taiwan-National Guard Partnership
..and another news article from Jan 2023
Multiple US National Guard units are in Taiwan training military units.
US expands training of Taiwan’s troops
‘ROCK-SOLID’: A US National Guard-led program has been broadened, the ‘Nikkei Asia’ said, citing a source as saying that Taiwan has more options than other states
Since our very beginnings, the people of our planet have continued to escalate the potential for global conflict.
It’s wired into the primate brain for the highest primates only – God’s special gift to planet Earth.
U.S. military trainers in Taiwan? Yes, these brilliant military trainers have done such a wonderful job in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Vietnam, etc. Taiwan may regret getting training from the U.S. military. The only thing these people seem good at is overthrowing third world countries and causing chaos. But alas, perhaps that is the whole idea.
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