Ed's Blog

"Some people know everything, but that's all they know."

TAIWAN’S NEEDS SHOULD GOVERN U.S. ARMS SALES

THIS POST IS FOR COMMENTS ON ED ROSS’ OP-ED IN DEFENSE NEWS

Has President Barack Obama changed the rationale that has underpinned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan for 30 years, adopting a new U.S. geo-strategic perspective on U.S.-China relations? If so, what risk does that entail for the United States? U.S. arms sales to Taiwan have been a contentious issue in U.S.-China relations since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations in January 1979. Since then, U.S. presidents have strived to meet the requirements of the Taiwan Relations Act – to provide Taiwan the defense articles and services it requires to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability – as they worked to improve the on-again/ off-again U.S.-China relationship. (More)

About these ads

Filed under: China-Taiwan, , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Share This Blog

Bookmark and Share

EWRoss on Twiter

RSS EWRoss.com RSS

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,621 other followers

%d bloggers like this: