The U.S., China and the Security of Taiwan
Publication Date: February 1983
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Jeffrey B. Gayner
Keywords: Asia and the Pacific
Coverage: China Taiwan
In view of the continued reliability of Taiwan as an authentic ally of the U.S. and the growing potential PRC military threat to Taiwan, the Reagan Administration should be upgrading, rather than downgrading, the sophistication of equipment being sold to Taiwan. Specifically, the U.S. should sell a more advanced all-weather fighter to Taiwan to counter the new generation of aircraft being deployed by Peking.