As relations between Taiwan and China have deteriorated in recent months, a report confirms that U.S. Marines have been in the island country for a year training Taiwanese troops to defend themselves against Chinese aggression.
China considers Taiwan a rogue province that has broken away. But the country’s communist leaders have remained well-behaved in recent decades, due to the potential military and geopolitical repercussions, should they use their military to move in on the island.
Meanwhile, Taiwan considers itself a sovereign nation. Leaders in the country have long enjoyed the support of the U.S, including during former President Donald Trump’s term in office from 2017 to just this year.
Taiwan has grown accustomed to feeling a sense of security for its population of roughly 24