30,000 is the total stationed there, amphibious is much less. Why would they enter a war zone if conflict arises. If they do it before the conflict they will facilitate the start of the war and if they go after they will get sunk.Okay, so there's a lot of nationalism in this thread which is leading to wishful thinking.
30,000 American troops are in Okinawa. Amphibious ready group Task Force 76 is in Okinawa. It takes one day to sail from Okinawa to Taiwan.
Thus, America can land troops onto Taiwan in one day. Here's a timeline:
By the way, attacking Okinawa also brings Japan into the war.
- In the morning, the troops in Okinawa get on Task Force 76 (something they've trained for their entire career).
- In the evening, Task Force 76 is in Taiwan.