US announces historic $345 million military aid package for Taiwan

Tanks during the Han Kuang military exercise in Taoyuan, Taiwan, July 26, 2023. Brisbane, Australia — The United States has announced a historic $345 million military aid package for Taiwan which for the first time will come from existing U.S. military stockpiles instead of purchases through the foreign military sales program, the White House announced Friday.

The announcement is a lesson learned from the U.S. military assistance to Ukraine where U.S.-made weapons are quickly getting to the battleground, but it will also likely rile China — which considers Taiwan to be a breakaway province.

The Pentagon has signaled for much of […]

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