Approve Taiwan Arms Buy; Don’t Let China Dictate U.S. Policy – John J. Tkacik, Jr.
From Defense News, via Heritage Foundation website:
After four years of complaining that Taiwan hasn’t bought the advanced weapon systems that the Bush administration approved in April 2001, the State Department appears unwilling now, at long last, to take “yes” for an answer.
In June, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan finally approved multiyear procurement of P-3 Orion submarine hunter aircraft (about $1.3 billion), the Patriot PAC-2 GEM anti-ballistic missile batteries (another $800 million), and some additional small change for a submarine “feasibility study” ($6 million). [Full Text]
John J. Tkacik, Jr. is a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.