The China Post
Date: April 13, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh
TAIPEI, Taiwan — In a first, an entire Marine Corps battalion has been stationed in Taipei
as a precaution against a possible Chinese invasion of the capital.
The marines will stand alongside the Military Police’s 239th Battalion in Taipei’s Dazhi neighborhood as the two top teams responsible for counterattacks in the case of an invasion.
The infantry battalion of the New Taipei-based 66th Marine Brigade has been stationed at the Political Warfare Cadres Academy in Fu Hsing Kang (復興崗), in Northern Taipei’s Beitou District, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said late Tuesday.
There are currently marines stationed at military units in Taipei, but this is the first time an entire battalion has been assigned anywhere in the city. [FULL STORY]