U.S. Troops Have Been Deployed in Taiwan for at Least a Year

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A contingent of around 20 special operations and conventional forces has been conducting the training for less than a year. China reacted angrily to the report Friday, with the foreign ministry warning that the US should recognise the “high sensitivity” of the Taiwan situation. The US supplies weapons to Taiwan, including missiles for defense and fighter jets, in a bid to counter Beijing.
8 months ago·Washington, United States

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American marines have been in Taiwan training troops for at least a year, US officials reveal

Revelation comes amid period of increased China-Taiwan tension

8 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Times of India

US special forces quietly training Taiwanese: Official

Taiwan's defence ministry declined to comment on the report, but Pentagon spokesman John Supple said that generally speaking, US support for Taiwan's military is gauged on its defence needs.

8 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Reuters

U.S. troops rotating into Taiwan for training -sources

WASHINGTON - Small numbers of U.S. special operations forces have been rotating into Taiwan on a temporary basis to carry out training of Taiwanese forces, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Pentagon, which historically has not disclosed details about U.S. training or advising of Taiwanese forces, did not specifically comment

8 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Secret group of US military trainers has been in Taiwan for at least a year

Small contingent of US special forces and marines training local forces in latest sign of rising US-China tensionsThe US has been secretly maintaining a small contingent of military trainers in Taiwan for at least a year, according to a new report, the latest sign of the rising stakes in US-China rivalry.About two dozen US special forces soldiers and an unspecified number of marines are now training Taiwanese forces, the Wall Street Journal repo…

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CTV News

U.S. troops rotating into Taiwan for training: Reuters sources

Small numbers of U.S. special operations forces have been rotating into Taiwan on a temporary basis to train with Taiwanese forces, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

8 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Hindu

‘U.S. special forces quietly training Taiwanese troops’

"The U.S. should ... stop arms sales to Taiwan and U.S.-Taiwan military ties, so as not to seriously damage China-U.S. relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait," foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing.

8 months ago·India
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