In a move that is certain to worsen relations with Beijing, the Obama administration has decided to sell new weapons to Taiwan, congressional sources have told the Associated Press.
The mainland considers the island — where nationalists fled after being defeated by the communists in 1949 — a renegade province that must eventually reunite under the “one China” policy.
AP writes that the sale is likely to include UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and military communications equipment. But F-16 fighter jets are not likely to be included.
The administration has been consulting with Congress ahead of a formal announcement of the sale, said the sources, whom the AP says “have direct knowledge of the meetings.”
Source: USA Today via AP
In a move that is certain to worsen relations with Beijing, the Obama administration…
by Tactical-Life.com / Jan 25, 2010