Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Taiwan: Defense Budget Approved for Purchase of Patriot Missiles, Apache Helicopters

Finally, something!

Taiwan's defense budget finally emerged from legislative gridlock, so Taipei will purchase 4 sets of Patriot anti-missile missiles and 30 Apache helicopters to add to its defensive capabilities. You know I've been shouting about bolstering Taiwan's defenses for ... well, for seemingly forever. (Keep counting those 1000+ missiles on the Chinese coast.)

The current development is still not enough, but it's better than nothing, and it's a start.

1 comment:

lost in the Yenching stacks said...

Oh, give 'em nukes, for Pete's sake. Really. But do it quietly so it's already an operational fait accompli when the PRC finds out.

(Anyone realize the pronunciation of 'PRC' is pri... oh, never mind.)