9 months Taiwan to buy tanks, F16 jets from America Manilatimes |World
BEIJING: Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen said her government had asked to purchase advanced new fighter jets and tanks from the US, a request that if approved, could set off new tensions between the US and China. Beijing considers self-governing Taiwan part of China, to be annexed by force if necessary. Speaking during a visit to Hawaii on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), Tsai said requests have been submitted for F-16V fighters and M1 Abrams tanks. The new weaponry would “greatly enhance our land and air capabilities, strengthen military morale, and show to the world the US commitment to Taiwan’s defense,” Tsai ... more