Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Our Taiwan Problem

Strategy Page says: For over five years, the Taiwanese legislature has refused to approve a $20 billion package of submarines, missiles and aircraft to strengthen defenses against China. Basically, the legislators believe the U.S. Navy will defend Taiwan, so why spend the money? While this is probably true, American dedication to Taiwan's defense is hurt by the Taiwanese refusal to help pay for it.

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