US Told Taiwan ‘Dump Missile Fuses’

Al Jazeera reports that after the US Air Force discovered this week it had inadvertently sent four nuclear missile fuses instead of helicopter batteries back in 2006, they did not immediately ask the Taiwanese to return them.

The US asked Taiwanese officials to dispose of missile parts it had mistakenly shipped to the island’s armed forces and only asked for them back when they realised they were highly-sensitive nuclear warhead fuses, a senior Taiwanese defence official has said.

The revelation is likely to add to the already considerable US embarassment over the parts blunder.

See previous CDT post.

March 26, 2008, 6:43 PM
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