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American Officials Told The Wall Street Journal That A Special Operations Unit And A Contingent Of Marines Have Been “Training” Taiwan’s Military For At Least A Year.

Amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing, American officials revealed to The Wall Street Journal that an American special operations unit and a contingent of Marines have been operating in Taiwan to train Taipei’s military for at least a year.

The unnamed American officials said there are about two dozen special operations soldiers advising Taiwan’s ground forces, and the Marines are working with the island’s maritime forces for small boat training. A military official confirmed the report with Politico and said American forces are increasing their efforts in Taiwan.

While the American presence in Taiwan is unofficial, it’s no secret that troops have been deploying to the island. In June 2020, the Army released an official video that showed Green Berets training in…

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