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A top Taiwanese Defense official has acknowledged the presence of US special forces on its territory, marking a significant development in military cooperation between Taiwan and the United States.

Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng addressed the media, acknowledging a detachment of US Army Green Berets on the islands of Kinmen and Penghu. These forces are engaged in regular training exercises with Taiwanese special operations forces, focusing on enhancing Taiwan’s defensive capabilities. Chiu emphasized the importance of this, saying that they were there to help address potential weaknesses in Taiwan’s defense strategy. He stated, “No matter the situation, there may be blind spots or shortcomings. So we need to communicate with our allies—whether it is a team, a group or a country.”

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This strategic partnership follows the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which facilitated the deployment of these forces to Taiwan. The Green Berets, part of the 1st Special Forces Group, are providing critical training to Taiwan’s 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion and other special forces units.

This collaboration is part of a broader effort to prepare Taiwan’s military for potential challenges in the region, emphasizing the sharing of expertise and strengthening of military capabilities.


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