The 20:1 rule: The right amount of aid for Taiwan


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The Wall Street Journal’s report that the U.S. was increasing its overtly deployed troop presence on Taiwan to between 100 and 200 soldiers, from around 30 a year ago, is welcome news for the island’s defense. In addition to U.S. forces on Taiwan, the Michigan Army National Guard is hosting the training of a contingent from the Taiwanese military. Closer cooperation in the future, including additional training that will occur on specific U.S. weapons systems and in exercises, is heartening. But much more needs to be accomplished to provide Taiwan with the deterrent that it needs against China. Taiwan’s security...