The White House will ask Congress to Approve a $1.1 Billion Arms Deal to Taiwan
If approved, the arms sale would include 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles...
Congress will be requested to give authority to the Biden administration to send nearly $1.1 Billion worth of arms to Taiwan. If approved, the arms sale would include 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles. The news comes as tensions in the Taiwan Strait continue to elevate.
After Nancy Pelosi visited the island of Taiwan after being warned not to by the Chinese government, the Chinese military then conducted drills in the Strait, sometimes even crossing over the neutral zone. China has yet to rule out using force to bring Taiwan under its control — even though China already claims Taiwan is under its control.
Today, China publicly dismissed the Taiwanese government’s complaints of drones flying too close to the island. Chinese officials told Taiwan, and the rest of the world, that the issue was “not anything to make a fuss about.” Taiwan, in response, claimed that China is a “thief.”
The Taiwan government remains a central focus for President Biden and his administration as they continue to pressure United States lawmakers to continue their support for Taiwan’s protection. There are items currently awaiting approval for Taiwan that can also be announced soon. However, the focus right now would be to sustain Taiwan’s current military, its systems, and the existing orders.
New capabilities from the United States and Taiwan in form of another military package can add more gas to an already burning fire between China, the United States, and Taiwan.