Military exchanges and cooperation between the United States and Taiwan are heating up as China’s military threat and pressure on Taiwan grows. Christopher Maier, the assistant secretary of defense nominee for special operations and low-intensity conflict, said publicly last Thursday (May 27) during a Senate hearing on his qualifications that the U.S. would send troops to Taiwan to assist in training Taiwan’s national army’s special operations forces. The senator also suggested that the U.S. military should teach Taiwan’s military how to provide an “underground resistance system” in the event of enemy occupation.
Taipei’s United Daily News reported Monday (May 31), citing sources in Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense, that U.S. Army “Security Cooperation Brigade” officers and soldiers have been assisting in training the National Army’s coalition brigade at the Hsinchu Hukou base in Taiwan; U.S. Army Special Forces and Navy SEALs (Seals) are also doing regular training exercises with the National Army’s special operations forces. The U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) also sent its first personnel to Taiwan this year to conduct “expert exchanges” with the National Army’s special operations forces.
The United Press report quoted Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense as saying that the “Chinese Communist Party” military threat to Taiwan has become the biggest crisis to regional peace and stability and development; and Taiwan’s national army defense operations are based on the “defense and defense, heavy deterrence” military strategy, with the goal of preventing war. The military training and exchanges are also based on the above operational guidance and planning, so there is no need for the outside world to “over speculate”.
It is understood that the first half of this year’s “Han Kwang 37” exercise of Taiwan’s national army, the “computerized military push” part has been successfully completed at the end of April this year, and the second half of this exercise, the “actual military exercise The second half of the exercise, the “actual military exercise,” is scheduled to be held in July of this year. After the Han Kwang 37 exercise is completed, other U.S. special operations forces will travel to Taiwan to assist in training the special operations forces of Taiwan’s national army.
What is striking is that despite the rather serious situation of Taiwan’s new crown epidemic, the U.S. military is still actively traveling to Taiwan to seriously carry out the task of training the special operations forces of the national army. According to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, foreign or expatriate personnel, including U.S. troops, are still required to implement the 14-day home quarantine rule after entering Taiwan, and U.S. troops must then obtain a negative nucleic acid test report within three days before entering the camp before being allowed to enter the camp, and they must also implement a dedicated vehicle and compartmentalized triage control.
Taiwan’s National Security Research Institute of Strategic and Resource Research Director Su Ziyun said in an interview with the United Daily News that the PLA has the ability to execute super horizon three-dimensional landings, “shore-to-shore” landings and irregular landing operations and other “blitzkrieg” capabilities, while the U.S. side to train the national army’s The positive attitude of the U.S. side in training the national army reflects the U.S. military’s concern about the PLA launching strategic raids on Taiwan. According to Su Ziyun, Taiwan’s “Security Operations Plan” and the recent decision to upgrade the command level of the “combat zone” is one of the measures taken in response. The U.S. military’s claim of “assisting in training the national army” and the practice of “paramilitary advisors” such as the U.S. Army’s “Security Cooperation Brigade” exposed in Taiwan is actually a way to strengthen countermeasures against the PLA’s blitzkrieg. The war preparations.
During the cross-strait armed confrontations and defenses, Taiwan’s Nationalist Army had the task of “submarine resistance”, that is, sending armed personnel to the mainland to form “anti-communist” guerrilla units to harass and combat the Communist regime; and the U.S. Army’s “resistance network”, that is, the U.S. Army’s “underground resistance system. underground resistance network” training, that is, once enemy forces landed and occupied the country, the National Army’s special operations forces carried out “stay operations” and went into the civilian population to covertly organize and train civilian reservists or civilians with military training to carry out The National Army’s Special Operations Forces (SOF) conducted “organized resistance” to inflict heavy damage on the enemy and await the arrival of reinforcements and a counter-offensive. U.S. special operations forces have carried out related missions in Syria and are expected to carry out the same program in Taiwan in the future under the name of “expert exchange.