U.S. defense industry takes heat for Taiwan weapons backlog

By Tony Bertuca / September 21, 2023 at 4:14 PM
U.S. government officials told Congress this week that a $19 billion backlog of foreign military sales to Taiwan is due to shortcomings in the defense industrial base, but an influential business association that represents some of the largest Pentagon contractors seeks a more balanced view of the challenge. There is broad bipartisan agreement in Congress that the Defense Department should focus on countering China, specifically when it comes to a possible conflict involving Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province...

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