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Washington Post | Taiwan’s president says efforts to procure advanced F-16s from US ‘not going smoothly’

By The Associated Press Published: 28 June 2011 TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s president said Tuesday that the island’s long-running efforts to acquire relatively advanced F-16 jet fighters from the United States are “not going smoothly.” The comments by Ma Ying-jeou follow a report Monday in the U.S. publication Defense News that the American Institute in […]

Washington Post | Taiwan to tentatively lower F-16 fighter jets budget after long delay in US decision

By The Associated Press Published: 14 June 2011 TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s Defense Ministry has decided to slash the budget next year for procuring advanced F-16 C/D fighters jets from the U.S., a spokesman said Tuesday but added that Taipei remains determined to purchase the planes. The statement by Luo Shou-he followed a long delay […]