U.S. approves potential $1 bil. arms sale to Taiwan amid tensions

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The U.S. State Department has approved a potential $1.1 billion sale of military equipment to Taiwan, the government said Friday, in the latest show of support for the self-ruled island amid heightened tensions with China. The sale involves logistics support for Taiwan's surveillance radar program totaling $665.4 million, Harpoon anti-ship missiles worth $355 million, and Sidewinder missiles that can be used for air-to-air engagements and surface-attack missions, at an estimated cost of $85.6 million. The United States' swift provision of defensive weaponry to Taiwan is essential for the democ...

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