02 November 2021

Hawley introduces bill to bolster U.S. assistance to Taiwan’s defense


Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation on Tuesday that would bolster U.S.’s defense assistance to Taiwan amid rising tensions with China .The bill, titled the Arm Taiwan Act of 2021, would task the secretary of defense with creating a Taiwan Assistance Initiative and authorize $3 billion annually for the five-year endeavor beginning in 2023.The funds would be specifically authorized for providing military equipment and training aimed at accelerating Taiwan ‘s deployment of “the asymmetric [...]