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Japan Eases Ban On Weapons Exports

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japan says it will ease its decades-long weapons export ban. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Tuesday Tokyo will maintain its pacifist principles prohibiting export of Japanese-made weapons for use in global conflicts. He said the new rules, approved by the government’s security council, will allow Japan to participate in arms-building projects with other countries […]

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US to Stop Providing Russia Data Under CFE Treaty

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has decided to stop providing certain information to Russia that is required under an arms agreement, after years of trying to get Moscow to comply with the treaty. The U.S. announced Tuesday in Vienna that it will stop providing data to Russia as called for in the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe […]

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China: US Arms Sale to Taiwan will Disrupt Military Exchanges

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 9:51 am (UTC-5)
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China says military cooperation with the United States — including high level visits and joint maneuvers — will suffer in the aftermath of Washington’s $5.85 billion move to upgrade Taiwan’s Air Force. Beijing has repeatedly condemned the U.S. deal announced last week to modernize Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets, and Wednesday the Chinese Defense […]

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China Rebuffs US Admiral on Taiwan Arms Sale

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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China is still angry over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan despite the remarks of an American admiral. Admiral Robert Willard, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, said Tuesday that an arms package announced last week will not shift the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait. He said China will still have a […]

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US Commander: China Holds Advantage in Taiwan Strait

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 2:08 pm (UTC-5)
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The man in charge of U.S. forces in the Pacific says new arms sales to Taiwan will not shift the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait. Admiral Robert Willard told reporters Tuesday that China retains a military advantage despite Washington’s $5.85 billion deal to upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets. Willard told a […]

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China: US Relations Will Suffer Over Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 5:47 am (UTC-5)
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China warned Thursday that diplomatic and military relations with the United States will suffer because of Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16 jet fighters. U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was summoned late Wednesday to the foreign ministry, and a spokesman says he was told the deal will undermine cooperation on military and security […]

China: US Relations Will Suffer Over Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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China warned Thursday that diplomatic and military relations with the United States will suffer because of Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16 jet fighters. U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was summoned late Wednesday to the foreign ministry, and a spokesman says he was told the deal will undermine cooperation on military and security […]

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China: US Relations Will Suffer Over Taiwan Arms Deal

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:14 am (UTC-5)
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China warned Thursday that diplomatic and military relations with the United States will suffer because of Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16 jet fighters. U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke was summoned late Wednesday to the foreign ministry, where a spokesman says he was told the deal will undermine cooperation on military and security […]

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US Announces New Arms Sales to Taiwan

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally announced plans for a new arms sales package to Taiwan, totaling $5.85 billion. The Obama administration notified Congress Wednesday of the deal that will upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of 145 F-16 fighter jets and will extend by five years the training program for Taiwanese pilots . A spokesman for the U.S. […]

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US Announces New Arms Sales to Taiwan

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally announced its plans for a new arms sales package to Taiwan, totaling $5.85 billion. The Obama administration notified Congress Wednesday of the deal that will upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of 145 F-16 fighter jets and will extend by five years the training program for Taiwanese pilots . A spokesman for the […]

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