Chinese state-run media alleged that the U.S. intends to covertly train Taiwan's military in preparation for a prolonged war of attrition on Wednesday. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen announced that the U.S. National Guard is planning on "cooperation" with Taiwan's military during Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth's visit to Taipei on Tuesday, according to Reuters . Global Times , a Chinese state-run publication, responded by alleging that the U.S. National Guard actually aims to provide training to enhance Taiwan's "urban warfare capability" in order to bog down the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in a war of attrition in the event of an invasion of Taiwan. "The U.S. National Guard is a U.S. domestic armed force that deals with emergency public incident like anti-terrorism, so the focus of the cooperation between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwan's armed forces could be urban warfare," Song Zhongping , a Chinese military expert, told the Global Times. "The U.S. wants to enable the island of Taiwan to drag the PLA into a war of attrition using urban warfare when the PLA lands on the island." Characterizing U.S.-Taiwan cooperation as "collusion," Song told the Global Times that the U.S. is allegedly sending the "wrong signal" that… Read full this story
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