Date: Oct 13, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA, WASHINGTON
The US is moving toward a “more normal foreign military sales relationship” with Taiwan,
US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver said on Thursday.
Schriver, who was asked by reporters on the sidelines of the 8th Annual Jamestown China Defense and Security Conference in Washington whether the US would change its arms sales policy on Taiwan from the current “bundling” approach, said the administration of US President Donald Trump views arms sales to Taiwan as foreign military sales and would push for more normal arms sales.
The conference was organized by the Jamestown Foundation and the Global Taiwan Institute.
Last month, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced an arms sales proposal that covers standard spare parts, and the repair and replacement of spare parts in support of Taiwan’s F-16s, C-130s, F-5s, Indigenous Defense Fighters and other aircraft systems. [FULL STORY]