US Troops Set Foot in Taiwan for the First Time Since 1979 Recognition of ‘One China’ Formula

The first time it's officially publicized

Taiwan’s Naval Command on Monday (Nov. 9) confirmed media reports that a contingent of U.S. Marines have arrived at the invitation of Taiwan’s military and will begin training Taiwanese troops for four weeks starting that day, marking the first public acknowledgment of U.S. soldiers training in Taiwan in over 40 years.

Starting on Monday, the Marine Raiders, the Marines’ special operations soldiers, will begin training Taiwanese Marines in assault boat and speedboat infiltration operations at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung, reported UDN. This is the first interaction between Taiwanese troops and those of an allied country since the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) put a halt to such exchanges about seven or eight months ago.

The Navy Command stated that this case is a ‘routine Taiwan-U.S. military exchange and cooperation training.” It said that it hopes that through this exchange with U.S. Marines, it can improve the combat capabilities of its own troops.

The U.S. Marines first followed the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s epidemic prevention protocol of observing two weeks of quarantine at an epidemic prevention hotel before the training could begin.

The Navy Command at 10 a.m. on Monday morning issued a statement in which it said: “In order to maintain regional peace and stability, the military and security cooperation and exchanges between Taiwan and the U.S. are proceeding normally.” However, it would not comment on the details of the exchange.

It is notable that this time the Navy Command confirmed that active-duty U.S. Marines have come to Taiwan. This marks the first public confirmation of U.S. military exchanges in Taiwan since the cessation of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and the United States in 1979.

Source: Taiwan News

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fluttershield mlp
fluttershield mlp
1 month ago

Waste of taxpayer money and a very stupid action. Why are we acting so belligerent
with one of our biggest trading partners?

James Willy
James Willy
1 month ago

AGAIN…………..XI does NOTHING. What else is new?

Moses
1 month ago
Reply to  James Willy

i am sure Xi is carefully considering his options. this madness can’t go unanswered

ke4ram
ke4ram
1 month ago

Gee,,, with the terrible virus forcing lockdowns around the world we still find time to play war.

Undecider
Undecider
1 month ago

If the U.S. wanted Taiwan to be free, they’d inspire a change to the Taiwanese Constitution to make way for the citizens to keep and bear arms, uninfringed.

ke4ram
ke4ram
1 month ago
Reply to  Undecider

US citizens don’t respect their own constitution… They claim it’s racist! So why export racist ideas like keep and bear arms? or freedom of speech? or freedom of religion,,, all those racist ideals.

Canosin
Canosin
1 month ago

pouring more gasoline into the already glowing fire is exactly what the world needs now……inciting an open conflict with China so stupid beyond comprehension….

zonmoy
zonmoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Canosin

now why would the democrips want to incite open conflict with their major paymasters and minions of their gates foundation controllers.

Frank frivilous
Frank frivilous
1 month ago

I like it. They are training the Taiwanese to storm the beaches of Mainland China.

cechas vodobenikov
cechas vodobenikov
1 month ago

if trained by incompetent US military China will easily reintegrate Taiwan using only their female soldiers

Moses
1 month ago

i totally agree with you sir…

Mark Trail
Mark Trail
1 month ago

Diplomatic relations with Taiwan should never have been broken to begin with.

Anti-Empire