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Taiwan Stands Ground on U.S. Missile Defense Purchase
Taiwan yesterday said it was justified in purchasing U.S. missile defense technology and urged China to remove more than 1,000 missiles trained on the island, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, Jan. 7).
While Taiwan has an autonomous government, Beijing claims the island-state as its territory and has threatened to use force should it pursue formal independence.
"The arms buildup is necessary for our national defense. Furthermore, it would make Taiwan have more confidence in pursuing negotiations and exchanges with the Chinese mainland," Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said in response to a Chinese statement yesterday denouncing any Taiwanese weapons acquisitions.
The Taiwanese purchase included Patriot missile defense systems and other U.S. military hardware. Lawmakers in Washington signed off on the deal in at the end of 2008, and the Defense Department last week endorsed the export of the missile defense technology (Agence France-Presse/Spacewar.com, Jan. 13).
July 30, 2014
This page contains interactive 3D missile models for North Korea. Users can drag the model by pressing and holding their mouse’s scroll wheel. They can zoom in and out on the model by rolling their scroll wheel up and down, and can orbit the model by clicking and dragging their left mouse button.
July 30, 2014
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has created a series of 3D models of ballistic and cruise missiles for the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
This article provides an overview of Taiwan’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.