U.S. Denys Taiwan's Request For New F-16 Fighters

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Sunday, August 14, 2011

General Dynamics F-16C/D Fighting Falcon

U.S. To Deny Taiwan New F-16 Fighters -- Defense News

Offers AESA Radar in Upgrade for Older Jets.

TAIPEI - Bowing to Chinese pressure, the U.S. will deny Taiwan's request for 66 new F-16C/D fighter aircraft, a Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (MND) official said.

"We are so disappointed in the United States," he said.

A U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) delegation arrived here last week to deliver the news and offer instead a retrofit package for older F-16A/Bs that includes an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

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F-16C/D deal for Taiwan dead: report -- Taipei Times

My Comment: Everyone in Asia sees this action for what it is ... an abandonment of a long time U.S. ally by the United States, and a realization that China now dictates U.S. policy towards Taiwan.

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