Date: Apr 04, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in Washington
Unless Beijing significantly reduces the size and scope of its military threat, Washington will feel compelled to approve major new weapons sales to Taiwan “at various times in the future,” a report from the Carnegie Endowment said.
The lengthy report — Conflict and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region — says that, short of political reconciliation across the Taiwan Strait, Washington will continue to see the need to maintain some of Taiwan’s deterrent capability against a Chinese use of force. [FULL STORY]