29 Oct '14, 9pm

Al Qaeda is calling on terrorists to attack U.S. Navy ships and bases: #military #Dubai

Al Qaeda is calling on terrorists to attack U.S. Navy ships and bases: #military #Dubai

The Obama administration is backing away from a 2001 commitment to help Taiwan acquire submarines to defend the island from Chinese attack. The Pentagon , in particular, is said to oppose the 13-year-old plan to help Taipei buy or build eight diesel electric subs over concerns of disrupting its high-priority military exchange program with China . The Chinese military cut ties to the Pentagon several times in recent years to protest U.S. arms sales to Taiwan , and agreed to resume exchanges only if the administration adopted China ’s concept of “new-type” relations that, for Beijing, includes gradually ending arms sales to Taiwan . The administration , however, is bound by the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act to provide defensive arms to Taiwan to prevent a Chinese takeover. The U.S. military has been pressing Taiwan in recent months to do more to increase its defenses in the face...

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