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 February 25, 2023

Pentagon to quadruple US troop count in Taiwan in coming months: Report

President Joe Biden's foreign policy decisions have led mostly to absolute disaster in his two years in the White House, and his latest move concerning Taiwan could be the icing on the cake.

As Townhall reported, it was recently revealed that in the coming months, the Pentagon will significantly increase U.S. troop presence on the island nation of Taiwan.

The Wall Street Journal noted that the U.S. troop maneuver is "part of a gathering U.S. push to help a close partner prepare to thwart a possible invasion by China."

The report added that the Biden administration is "markedly increasing the number of troops deployed to Taiwan, more than quadrupling the current number to bolster a training program for the island’s military amid a rising threat from China."

While there are usually roughly 30 or so U.S. troops in Taiwan on rotation, including Special Operations forces and U.S. Marines, the new number will be somewhere between 100 and 200.

The United States' relationship with Taiwan has been shaped by decades of shared history and democratic values, and the two countries have cooperated on a wide range of issues, including trade, technology, and regional security.

However, the relationship between the U.S. and Taiwan remains a sensitive global issue, given China's claims of sovereignty over the island, and any significant changes in U.S. policy toward Taiwan are likely to have far-reaching implications for the entire region.

In recent years, tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated, with Beijing increasing its military exercises and pressure campaigns against the island, and the U.S. responding with stronger support for Taiwan.

This has led to a growing debate within the U.S. about the appropriate level of engagement with Taiwan, with some advocating for closer ties and even formal diplomatic recognition, while others argue that such moves would unnecessarily provoke China and destabilize the region.

Townhall's Spencer Brown noted:

Should the China-Taiwan situation go the same way other foreign fracases Biden's been involved in, the president hasn't been able to consistently express the United States' position. In a September interview on "60 Minutes," Biden declared that "yes," U.S. forces would defend Taiwan if China attacked.

Given Biden's long list of failures in the foreign policy department, it shouldn't come as a surprise when news breaks in the near future that Chinese forces have invaded the island. It's almost bound to happen.

China would be foolish not to strike while a weak, Democratic president and administration control the helm of U.S. power.

The communist nation knows it wouldn't get away with such a scenario if a strong Republican held office.

Only time will tell what ultimately happens in that region in the coming months and years, but the scariest part is wondering how badly President Biden will screw it up.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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