Senate bill would require Pentagon to help Taiwan beef up defenses, defend self-governing island

By Jason Sherman / October 4, 2021 at 6:31 PM
The Pentagon would be required in fiscal year 2022 to draft a plan to help Taiwan improve its defenses against mainland China as well as adopt measures -- in accordance with a proposed new explicit policy -- ensuring U.S. forces can deny Beijing a fait accompli that would unilaterally alter the status quo with the self-governing island. The Senate Armed Services Committee, in its mark of the fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill, includes a number of provisions related to...

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