US House passes Taiwan-US military exchanges draft

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 04, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The US House of Representatives on Friday passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which for the first time included a section on senior military exchanges with Taiwan.

The bill, which was passed 375-34, is to be forwarded to the US Senate for consideration next week.

Section 1254 of the act states: “It is the sense of [US] Congress that the [US] Secretary of Defense should conduct a program of senior military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan that have the objective of improving military-to-military relations and defense cooperation between the United States and Taiwan.”    [FULL  STORY]

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