Small units of the Taiwan army have been receiving help in their military training from a U.S. special operations, along with a group of Marines, who have been conducting this training in secret, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal went on to say.
Around two dozen members of a United States special operations group, along with support troops have been busy helping the Taiwan army in order to bolster their defense against attacks from China.
Officials in the country went on to tell the publication that American forces have been conducting these events in the country for around a year.
White House and Pentagon officials would not comment on the U.S. deployment.
China’s Foreign Ministry urged the U.S. to cease military aid to Taiwan.
“China will take all necessary steps to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” it then said in a statement.
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to abide by the Taiwan agreement and reduce tensions in the region following provocative moves by the Chinese.
“I’ve spoken with Xi about Taiwan,” Biden said to reporter, “We agree we will abide by the Taiwan agreement. That’s where we are, and I made it clear that I don’t think he should be doing anything other than abiding by the agreement.”
Known as the “Taiwan Relations Act,” the 1979 law passed by Congress allows the island nation off the Chinese mainland to govern itself separately from the communist Chinese regime and maintain a trade relationship with the U.S. without being officially recognized as a separate country.
China has recently made some aggressive moves against Taiwan, posturing up by gathering massive numbers of troops on the shore facing the island and then going on to intrude the nation’s airspace.
“Matt Pottinger, a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution who served as a deputy national security adviser during the Trump administration said, ‘Taiwan badly neglected its national defense for the first 15 years or so of this century, buying too much expensive equipment that will get destroyed in the first hours of a conflict, and too little in the way of cheaper but lethal systems — antiship missiles, smart sea mines and well-trained reserve and auxiliary forces — that could seriously complicate Beijing’s war plans,'” the report stated.
According to Taiwan Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng, China’s communist government will have everything they need to launch a full assault against his country and experience minimal losses by 2025.