A nominee for a senior US defence department position suggests the US “should be considering strongly” an effort to help Taiwan strengthen its ability to conduct irregular warfare. Photo: US Pacific Fleet/Facebook A nominee for a senior US defence department position suggests the US “should be considering strongly” an effort to help Taiwan strengthen its ability to conduct irregular warfare. Photo: US Pacific Fleet/Facebook
A nominee for a senior US defence department position suggests the US “should be considering strongly” an effort to help Taiwan strengthen its ability to conduct irregular warfare. Photo: US Pacific Fleet/Facebook

US should help Taiwan prepare for irregular war, hearing told, but experts fear destabilising region

  • Christopher Maier, nominee for a senior US defence position, says special operators can help Taiwanese troops hone skills to fend off PLA aggression
  • Cross-strait experts say the comments are irresponsible and risk interfering in peaceful negotiations

Topic |   China's military
A nominee for a senior US defence department position suggests the US “should be considering strongly” an effort to help Taiwan strengthen its ability to conduct irregular warfare. Photo: US Pacific Fleet/Facebook A nominee for a senior US defence department position suggests the US “should be considering strongly” an effort to help Taiwan strengthen its ability to conduct irregular warfare. Photo: US Pacific Fleet/Facebook
A nominee for a senior US defence department position suggests the US “should be considering strongly” an effort to help Taiwan strengthen its ability to conduct irregular warfare. Photo: US Pacific Fleet/Facebook
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