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US approves sale of $2.2 bn in arms to Taiwan

US approves sale of $2.2 bn in arms to Taiwan

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of arms worth an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday. This comes in spite of China’s Foreign Ministry saying last month that it was seriously concerned about US arms sales to Taiwan, urging the US to halt the sales to avoid harming bilateral ties.

Hannibal 1 year

Not even newsworthy. We're selling equipment to a well-governed, democratic nation. There is nothing controversial about it unless you're a stooge of the communist party.

Zak Thompson
Zak Thompson 1 year

Good. Selling the arms to someone who actually needs them.

Jason Culligan
Jason Culligan 1 year

This is great news for both sides of the aisle. The pro-military individuals get to see an increase in overall military industrial capacity (M1 Abrams line will go from one to thirty tanks per month capacity), and the associated economic benefits that that brings, while for the anti-war crowd the US doesn't need to go to war to see those benefits.

ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 1 year

Taiwan desperately needs an updated armory, especially since they’re under constant threat from mainland China.

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