Friday, August 29, 2008

Opening the Spigot

Arms sales seemed to be on hold to Taiwan for the duration of the Olympics in Peking. That appears to be over with the announcement of the sale of a batch of air-launched Harpoon anti-ship missiles:

Taiwan has acquired 60 Harpoon anti-ship missiles from the United States in a boost of its defence against rival China, the defence ministry here said Thursday.

Hopefully, larger weapons deals will follow quickly. Taiwan has a lot of ground to make up.