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Accession Number ADA584470
Title Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 68p
Personal Author S. A. Kan
Abstract This report, updated as warranted, discusses U.S. security assistance to Taiwan, or Republic of China (ROC), including policy issues for Congress and legislation. Congress has oversight of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), P.L. 96-8, which has governed arms sales to Taiwan since 1979, when the United States recognized the People's Republic of China (PRC) instead of the ROC. Two other relevant parts of the 'one China' policy are the August 17, 1982, U.S.-PRC Joint Communique and the 'Six Assurances' to Taiwan. U.S. arms sales to Taiwan have been significant. The United States also expanded military ties with Taiwan after the PRC's missile firings in 1995-1996. However, the U.S.-ROC Mutual Defense Treaty terminated in 1979.
Keywords Air to air missiles
Amphibious vehicles
Antimissile defense systems
Antisubmarine warfare
Attack helicopters
Defense systems
Destroyers
Early warning systems
F-16 aircraft
Fighter aircraft
Foreign military sales
Legislation
Military assistance
Military budgets
Policies
Security assistance
Submarines
Taiwan
United states government


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92 - Behavior & Society
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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