The spokesman also told reporters that China will take “all necessary measures” to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The communist leadership in Beijing considers democratic Taiwan part of the People’s Republic of China and threatens a forced invasion for the sake of “reunification”.
Neither Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense nor the Pentagon was willing to comment on the report. In response to questions about US forces, Taiwan’s Prime Minister Su Tsing-chang said in Taipei that his government is trying to protect the country’s sovereignty while working with other countries that share similar values.
As the Wall Street Journal reported, about two dozen Special Forces and support soldiers are training smaller units of Taiwan’s ground forces. The Marines, in turn, worked with the local navies on small boats. She added that the deployment of the US military has been going on for at least a year and is rotating.
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