U.S. to Expand Troop Numbers in Taiwan 

Officials try to determine the “tipping point.” 

A report from anonymous U.S. officials claims the Pentagon is planning to at least quadruple America’s troop presence in Taiwan for training missions. 

The current troop number is between 20 and 30. In the months ahead, between 100 and 200 are expected to participate in training programs with the Taiwanese military. It would be the largest deployment of forces from the U.S. to the island nation in decades. 

“One of the difficult things to determine is what really is objectionable to China,” one of the officials stated. “We don’t think at the levels that we’re engaged in and are likely to remain engaged in the near future that we are anywhere close to a tipping point for China, but that’s a question that is constantly being evaluated and looked at specifically with every decision involving support to Taiwan.” 

China continues to pursue the “reunification” of self-ruling Taiwan with the mainland. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his defense officials as they determine how and where to deploy U.S. troops.
  • For wisdom for the president and his advisors as they respond to China’s actions.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Daily Signal 


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