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World Wide Web on April 28, U.S. Republican Senator Koenig to require sales to Taiwan the F-16C/D fighters grounds to block U.S. President Barack Obama nominated matter case. Reply Koenig’s letter, the White House that will assist Taiwan in response to the number of cross-strait fighter gap problem, consider selling new fighters to Taiwan.
Taiwan’s Central News Agency “reported Koenig (JohnCornyn) has sent a letter to Obama, called for the face up to the fighter shortage in Taiwan, and whether the U.S. Sale of new F-16C/D fighters to Taiwan, the possible relationship between The attitude of of Libo Te (MarkLippert) as Assistant Secretary of Defense President’s nominations to the Senate.
US-Taiwan Business Association (U.S. the-TaiwanBusinessCouncil) pointed out that the White House Legislative Affairs Office of the Na Bosi (RobertNabors) mentioned in the letter to Koenig: “We bear in mind that you are growing shortage of Taiwan fighters concerns, we recognize that the Chinese mainland to 2300 will be sent to combat fighters, and our “democratic partner” in Taiwan, only 490. “
letter states:” We are through and the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense cooperation and development in response to China’s comprehensive national defense strategy, and thereby committed to helping resolve the number of cross-strait fighter gap problem “.
Na Bosi in the letter also called for: “the U.S. government to decide how to take short-term action to resolve the occasion of the fighter shortage, Assistant Secretary of Defense shuttle between the ministries and the Congress will play a leading role in action to solve the Taiwan fighter shortage, but also include the undecided through sales to Taiwan the number of new US-made fighters. “
compared to the White House February 15 reply to Koenig, the letter said:” We believe that F-16A/B fighters to upgrade is sufficient to meet current needs “, the US-Taiwan Business Council, the White House a letter very much.
for the White House letter, Koenig today issued a statement pointed out that he affirmed the U.S. government acknowledges that the scale of Taiwan’s air force fighter number of “lags far behind the mainland”, and “lack of ability to self-defense” .
Koenig pointed out that he is looking forward to continue to cooperate with the U.S. government departments and work together to ensure that Taiwan has a “self-defense” required for new US-made fighter.
U.S. President Barack Obama recently 提名李柏特 as the U.S. Department of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs Assistant Minister, but Koenig requirements to sell Taiwan the F-16C/D fighters grounds to block the President’s nominations. Koenig now release the President’s nominations.share: