US promotes pro-Taiwan adviser

STALWART:The US and Taiwan should continue to work closely to enhance Taiwan’s ability to defend itself, the new US deputy assistant secretary has said

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 08, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

The Pentagon has named Abraham Denmark — an Asia expert with a strong record of support for Taiwan — as US deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia.

The position makes him a key adviser to US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US President Barack Obama on questions involving Taiwan and China.

Denmark supports Taiwan’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), wants to expand the nation’s international space and is in favor of boosting Taiwan’s defensive strength.

He had been serving as senior vice president of political and security affairs and external relations for the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).     [FULL  STORY]

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