Home News Situation in the Taiwan Strait: It is reported that a small US special force has been stationed in Taiwan for more than a year, and bilateral training cooperation may become the norm-BBC News

Situation in the Taiwan Strait: It is reported that a small US special force has been stationed in Taiwan for more than a year, and bilateral training cooperation may become the norm-BBC News

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Image source,Taiwan defense ministry

The situation in the Taiwan Strait continues to be tense, and news about military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan has recently attracted attention again. Since this week, news about whether US special operations forces are in Taiwan to assist in the training of the Taiwanese army began to spread.

On Thursday (October 7) Reuters quoted two U.S. sources who requested anonymity as saying that a small number of members of the U.S. special operations forces have been “temporarily rotating Taiwan to train Taiwan forces.”

The Wall Street Journal again quoted an unnamed US official later that day and reported details of the training. The report specifically emphasized that the reason for this deployment was Beijing’s military buildup over the years and recent threats against Taiwan. The US Department of Defense is concerned about Taiwan’s tactical capabilities.

However, a Taiwanese person familiar with the situation, who did not want to be named, told BBC Taipei correspondent Cindy Sui that the US-Taiwan military cooperation training was not intended to deal with the recent tensions in the Taiwan Strait. The source said that this is a regular training, not a temporary military plan. “We built it in a foreign arms sales program and paid a service price. Washington won’t give away anything for free, they even tax your purchases.”

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