The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has been the de facto US embassy in Taiwan since we severed diplomatic relations in 1979.
According to today's on-line edition of the Taipei Times, the US may be preparing to post marines to AIT as guards, just as we do at our embassies around the world. Such a move might not seem important to most of us, but in the world of international diplomacy, I think this is a pretty big deal.
The story also mentions that the US began placing military attaches there in 2005.
Check out the article and let me know what you think.
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