Thom Tillis

Report: U.S. Special Operators Secretly Trained Taiwanese Forces

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Thursday quoted unnamed “officials” who said a contingent of about two dozen U.S. special operations and support troops have been deployed to Taiwan for at least a year to train their Taiwanese counterparts. The report drew a terse response from China, which objects strenuously to any number of American soldiers being stationed in Taiwan.

A soldier from one of Taiwan's elite special operation units, salutes atop a military truck as it passes through Taipei's presidential office square 10 October 2007 during the first military parade in 16 years. Taiwan flexed its military muscles in the National Day celebrations, showing off two home-developed missiles in …

GOP Senators Introduce Measure Targeting Child Trafficking on the Southern Border

GOP senators, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Mike Rounds (R-SD), have introduced the “End Child Trafficking Now Act,” which requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deport illegal immigrant adults who “refuse a DNA test and mandates a maximum 10-year prison sentence for all alien adults who fabricate family ties or guardianship over a minor.”

US Senator Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, speaks about sanctions against Turkey at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, October 17, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)