The Washington think tank advocates that the U.S. military should establish a military presence in Taiwan of at least 1,500 people, and a major move is needed to frustrate Xi Jinping's ambitions for Taiwan.

The picture shows the People's Liberation Army in the southeast coastal naval exercise.

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[Compilation of Lin Yuxuan/Comprehensive Report] The US "Wall Street Journal" recently disclosed that the US plans to increase the number of troops deployed in Taiwan from 30 a year ago to 100 to 200, triggering questions about whether this move crosses China's "red line" talk.

In an interview with "Voice of America" ​​(VOA), the senior director of the Washington think tank "2049 Project Research Institute" Yi Si'an pointed out that the US military should establish a military presence of at least 1,500 people in Taiwan; the US must defeat China Only in order to safeguard national interests, "Taiwan's fall is undoubtedly something that the United States absolutely cannot allow to happen."

The United States must defeat China to safeguard its major interests

Yi Si'an said that based on Taiwan's strategic importance, Washington should give more consideration to significantly expanding its military presence in Taiwan, including setting up special forces and marines with at least 1,500 people for training, consulting, and contact purposes.

He emphasized that ship visits, patrols in the Taiwan Strait, and regular visits to Taiwan by high-level leaders are all feasible methods with additional low cost but high influence. "Only bold actions can disrupt Xi Jinping's calculations and shake the his confidence".

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China has repeatedly warned the United States that the Taiwan issue is an insurmountable "red line".

Yi Sian believes that this statement lacks a basis in international law, and the United States should not take it too seriously. China’s purpose is to ensure that Taiwan becomes more fragile and easier to conquer; American leaders must defeat the Chinese government in order to protect the major interests of the United States. Not sure, but the US must not allow Taiwan to fall.

Guo Hongjun, director of the "Hu Dingwu Taiwan Policy Initiative" of the US think tank "Rand Corporation", pointed out that the expansion of the US military presence in Taiwan can increase the opportunities for the US to train Taiwan troops; Taiwan can establish a coherent territorial defense plan and strengthen the training system. authenticity and effectiveness, seeking engagement and coordination with other countries’ militaries with U.S. support, etc. to enhance self-defense capabilities; most importantly, Taiwan’s political and military leaders must build consensus on a single coherent strategy and take China more seriously threaten.

Mei Fuxing, director of the Taiwan Strait Security Research and Analysis Center, said that in the past few years, some experts have suggested that the United States expand its military training presence in Taiwan, and to a certain extent restore the US military advisory group mechanism before the US and Taiwan broke off diplomatic relations. Ensure that the practices introduced by the US military can continue in the national military system and cultural environment.

The targets of the U.S. military’s previous training in Taiwan were almost all special warfare or elite troops. First, it can be carried out in a low-key manner. Second, the number of U.S. military instructors required is not large, which is in line with the U.S. policy of “strategic ambiguity.” However, the U.S. troops currently sent to Taiwan to assist in training Quadrupling the number of people is obviously an extension of the training objects and projects to more troops, and may not be limited to the ground.