‘US secretly training military personnel in Taiwan ‘

The United States has discreetly sent military personnel to Taiwan to train local ground troops. The island needs to be better prepared for possible aggression by China, reports The Wall Street Journal newspaper, which relies on anonymous sources from the US. Insiders have also confirmed the message to other international media outlets.

The paper writes that the training mission is being carried out by some twenty U.S. military personnel. The American troops would have been active on the island for at least a year, according to newspaper sources. The fact that the US helps train the armed forces in Taiwan is sensitive in Communist China. That is what the democratically controlled island sees off the coast as its own territory.

Taiwanese media wrote about the arrival of American troops last November. They had to train Marines and Special Units to perform amphibious operations. The authorities in Taiwan and the United States then insisted that the coverage was wrong. The Taiwanese Department of Defense did not want to respond to the message about the training mission in The Wall Street Journal this time.

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The island of Taiwan has been owned by nationalist, anti-communist Chinese since 1949. They had fled mainland China after they lost a civil war to the Communists. The tension with China has been increasing again and more.

The island‘s defense minister warned this month that military tensions between Taiwan and China are the worst in at least forty years. He made his ruling after some 150 military aircraft from China were observed in Taiwan’s air defense zone in a short period of time. It included warplanes and bombers.

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Taiwan thinks China will have the ability to carry out a large-scale invasion in 2025 with minimal losses. The island has been buying billions of weapons in the United States in recent years.