Marines mooted for AIT: Stephen Young

BETTER TIES?AIT spokeswoman Sonia Urbom said that a new compound, which is to open this year in Taipei’s Neihu, shows deepening US commitment to Taiwan

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 17, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The US is to post US Marines at the new compound of the American Institute in Taiwan

Former American Institute in Taiwan director Stephen Young speaks at a conference in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Nadia Tsao, Taipei Times

(AIT) once it is completed and AIT personnel are moved to the site in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖), former AIT director Stephen Young said on Wednesday.

Young, who served as AIT director from 2006 to 2009, said he had pushed strongly for the US to “have a [US] Marine security detachment protecting the mission in Taipei” and that he is “proud to say that it is the case today.”

The retired diplomat made the remarks at a speech at a conference held by Global Taiwan Institute, a Washington think tank, to discuss US President Donald Trump’s Taiwan policy.    [FULL  STORY]

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