DOD spokesperson says more US Troops heading to Taiwan

Taiwan Military The U.S. troops heading to Taiwan will help train its military on maneuvers to counter a potential offensive from China, officials told The Wall Street Journal. Taiwan's soldiers are seen here standing guard after a preparedness enhancement drill simulating defense against Beijing's military intrusions, in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, on Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Daniel Ceng)

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Important Takeaways:

  • US sending up to 200 more troops to Taiwan as China tensions grow
  • Only 30 American troops were in Taiwan a year ago, report says
  • This number will expand a much smaller training program which has included the National Guard, Special Ops, and U.S. Marines in the past.
  • The Michigan National Guard will also train a contingent of the Taiwanese Army, including some training as part of larger exercises, on U.S. soil.
  • The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, cited U.S. officials as saying only around 30 American troops were stationed in Taiwan about a year ago.
  • “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,” Lt. Col. Marty Meiners, a Defense Department spokesperson

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