Look at these guys! Sitting on their lawn chairs with such military bearing!
At some point, you really have to ask yourself: Is it worth tax-paying dollars (among those who actually report their taxes accordingly) to deploy a bunch of guys away from home? Wouldn’t it be easier to just let these “provinces” go, and start up economic relations like you already have with countries like the ones in the African continent, Mongolia, Vietnam, and all those other countries that already surround your borders? I mean, it’s not that much different than the economic policies you already pursue with territories under your domain, like Hong Kong, and Macau, and those you claim (i.e. Taiwan).