The American Institute in Taiwan yesterday confirmed for the first time that U.S. military personnel are in fact posted at its Taipei office. AIT spokeswoman Amanda Monsour told the Central News Agency that active duty service members have been detailed to the AIT since 2005. This unprecedented admission comes shortly after Chinese warplanes’ foray across the median line of the Taiwan Strait. DPP lawmakers say the U.S. announcement is significant, marking a step forward in Taiwan-U.S. relations.
In a new video, the AIT announced it was finally making the move to its new headquarters. It’s big news, but what grabbed headlines was the AIT’s first-ever admission that U.S. military personnel have been posted in Taiwan since 2005