Is the United States Secretly Training Taiwanese Troops?

The National Interest -

The National Interest—Trevor Filseth China Taiwan, Asia If true, the report links U.S. troops to Taiwan during a period of sustained escalation of tensions between Taiwan and China, which claims the island as one of its provinces, despite Taiwan’s functioning as a de facto independent state. Around two dozen members of the U.S. special forces have been present in Taiwan for at least a year, training its ground and naval troops, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. Reuters later repeated the report,...

US troops secretly training Taiwanese since last year: report. US special operations forces and marines have been secretly training Taiwanese troops for more than one year, risking the ire of China, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Journal said about two-dozen US service members have trained Taiwanese ground and maritime forces "for at least a year," amid China's rising verbal threats against the island ally of the United States. The report cited unnamed officials for the report. Taiwan's Defense Ministry declined to comment on the report. The...