US News: Taiwan: the discreet drive given by American soldiers to the local army

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US soldiers discreetly lead to the Taiwanese army "For less than a year" to strengthen the island's defenses against China, has indicated to AFP An American manager, confirming information from the Wall Street Journal . Twenty members of the US special forces and a quota of soldiers of the Marine Corps form small units of the Army and the Taiwanese Navy, had reported the American daily, citing American official sources anonymous.

"There are two groups, soldiers of special forces and conventional forces," confirmed the AFP that responsible for anonymity. He pointed out that the elite soldiers were "less than 20, and that the conventional force, which is deployed by rotations, was" not important ". The manager did not specify the date of arrival on the island of American elite soldiers, but he assured that they have been "for less than a year".

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No comments from the Pentagon, no denial no longer

interrogated, the Pentagon did not denied. "I have no comments on specific operations, deployments or specific training, but I would like to point out that our support in Taiwan and our defense relations (with the island) line up on the threat posed by the Republic. Popular China, "said a spokesman for the US Department of Defense, John supple.

"We call Beijing to respect its commitments towards a peaceful resolution of disputes" between China and Taiwan, he added. The Department of Defense of Taiwan, on its side, has refused to comment.

The Taiwanese press reported last November, citing the naval command of the island, from the arrival in Taiwan of soldiers of the Marines and the special forces to form the Taiwanese army with amphibious operations. But, the Taiwanese and American authorities had denied, simply reminding their defense cooperation. A video published last year by the US military showed American soldiers participating alongside Taiwanese military at an exercise called "Tamper Balance" in Taiwan.

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Washington worried about the provocations of Beijing

while China considers this island populated by 23 million inhabitants as a rebel province called to return to its giron, if necessary by force, the United States, the main ally of the Taiwanese authorities, Multiply arms sales in Taiwan in recent years. China recently carried out several incursions into the Taiwanese air defense zone, pushing Washington to declare himself "very worried" of Beijing 'provocation'.

These actions are "destabilizing" and "suggest peace and regional security," said the spokesman for the American diplomacy, Ned Price. "We urge Beijing to cease his military, diplomatic and economic pressures and his coercion against Taiwan," he added, reaffirming Washington's "unwavering commitment" alongside his ally.

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