The US has no need of military bases in Taiwan. The only defense concern of Taiwan, is defense of Taiwan itself. Bases in Okinawa are if anything too close to China.How many US troops are in Taiwan?
There are not 30,000 U.S. troops in Taiwan, according to the latest Department of Defense figures. There were such numbers decades ago, but there has not been that level of presence in recent times. Newsweek has contacted Sen. Cornyn's office and the Department of Defense for comment. Start your unlimited Newsweek trial