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Taiwan's concerns on speed of arms sales will be conveyed to US, says ex-US defence secretary

Former U.S. defence secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he would take back to Washington D.C. concerns expressed in Taiwan about the speed of arms sales to the island and the need to get greater acc...

Allow Taiwan to buy weapons it needs

I have good news and unwelcome news. First, the pro-Taiwan American military, industry, and policymakers agreed with my analysis in the previous "Asymmetric warfare is not equal to asymmetric wea...

Defense ministry says US arms purchases based on current enemy threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Weapons sales are based on enemy threats and joint combat planning, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said on Wednesday (May 18). Responding to a letter from the U...

Blinken reasserts US commitment to enhancing Taiwan’s asymmetric defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said his country will continue to assist Taiwan in building its asymmetric defense capabilities during a meeting of the Senate Forei...

Taiwan's military tests new capabilities to deter China threat

Taiwan is scheduled to hold several military exercises in the coming weeks as the self-governing island's leadership grows more concerned about a emboldened China after Russia's invasion of Uk...

Ukraine is case study for Taiwan to be 'as prickly as possible': US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior U.S. defense official said Thursday (March 10) that the war in Ukraine is a case study demonstrating why Taiwan needs to be "as prickly as possible" wit...

Taiwan honing battle plan for China based on Ukraine war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's military strategists are closely monitoring Ukraine's battlefield tactics against the Russian invaders to fine-tune their asymmetric warfare strategies fo...

Congressman advises US to redirect military resources to win Taiwan Strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. must redirect existing and available military resources and improve planning in order to win a Taiwan Strait conflict, U.S Representative Mike Gallagher said in a...

Arm Taiwan Act introduced in US House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Representative Michael Gallagher on Friday (Jan. 21) introduced the Arm Taiwan Act, which would see the secretary of defense establish the Taiwan Security Assistance ...

US senator seeks to bolster Taiwan's asymmetric defense with new bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday (Nov. 2) introduced the Arm Taiwan Act of 2021 to bolster Taiwan’s ability to defend itself in a conflict with China. In a pre...

North and South Korea conduct duelling missile tests as arms race heats up

SEOUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea test fired ballistic missiles on Wednesday, the latest volley in an arms race that has seen both countries develop increasingly sophisticated wea...

Senate Armed Forces Committee votes to deepen US-Taiwan defense ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday (July 22) passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022, which includes multiple provision...

US Strategic Competition Act calls for toughening Taiwan's defenses against Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill designed to counter China's aggressive actions in many areas, includes sections calling for the deepening of U.S.-Taiwan ties and strengthening Taiwan's def...

Ministry of National Defense to release 2021 Quadrennial Defense Review

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will soon release its 2021 Quadrennial Defense Review, which details the nation’s defense priorities for the next four years. ...

Trump downplays Russia in first comments on hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump suggested without evidence that China — not Russia — may be behind the cyber espionage operation ...