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F-35s for Taiwan: Will US cross China’s ‘red line’?

12th April 2017 - 09:32 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


Taiwan's National Security Council has made repeated requests to the Trump White House for the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter, a high-level US defence industry source has confirmed to Shephard.

With Trump in the Oval Office, and what can best be described as a pro-Taiwan defence inner circle advising the president, the sale of F-35 fighters has suddenly risen from the dead.

However, the Trump administration is still struggling to fill positions in the State Department and Department of Defense (DoD) at the secretary and deputy/under/assistant level. As a result, the source said not to expect a quick decision on

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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