Taiwan has been excluded from joining major military exercises in the Indo-Pacific region. In order to counter PRC’s military threats against the island nation, the United States needs to help train the Taiwanese forces in addition to simply providing arms and weapons. We therefore ask Members of Congress to support Taiwan’s participation in 2020 RIMPAC, an initiative with strong Congressional approval in the past decade.
Taiwan has been excluded from joining any major military exercises in the Indo-Pacific region after the U.S. established diplomatic ties with the PRC in 1979. This left the military of Taiwan behind in warfighting concepts, training, management, among others. These cannot be simply compensated by providing arms and weapons to the island nation.