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 trialWhat are naval bases?
A naval base, navy base, or military port is a military base, where warships and naval ships are docked when they have no mission at sea or want to restock. Usually ships may also perform some minor repairs. ... Some naval bases are temporary homes to aircraft that usually stay on the ships but are undergoing maintenance while the ship is in port.