Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Marine Guards at AIT?

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.

***UPDATE***

A copy of the RFP can be found here.

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