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Mattis denies State Department’s request for Marine security in Taiwan

The State Department’s request to the Pentagon for a Marine detachment to help secure an unofficial American embassy in Taiwan has been rejected by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, according to CNN. Last month, a request by the State Department to send a Marine detachment to a new American Institute in Taiwan was denied by Mattis, according reporting by CNN. A unnamed defense official has told CNN that the Marines were assumed to be arriving in Taiwan in October. The new American facility, located just outside of the capital of Taipei, will be able to house 450 people, according to the AIT website . State Department officials did not comment to CNN on the specifics regarding the decision. Marines in Taiwan? State Department officials are asking, but China’s not happy The detachment of 10 for security at the U.S. facility in Taiwan has much larger implications for U.S.-Ch...


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