Patriot Missiles for Taiwan Approved

The agreement supports Taiwan’s air defense systems.

The State Department announced that President Biden’s administration has approved a $100 million support contract with Taiwan that will boost the island’s missile defense systems. 

Even while the 2022 Winter Olympics plays out in China, Taiwan continues to feel pressure from the CCP and some are concerned that, once the Games are ended, China may attempt to take Taiwan by force. Beijing regards Taiwan as a renegade province and has not ruled out the use of force to unify the island with the mainland. In recent months, China has escalated fighter jet flights over Taiwanese airspace in a show of their intent. 

The support agreement will help Taiwan maintain its existing air defense missiles and advanced U.S.-made Patriot missiles that Taiwan is requiring.  

A spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry expressed disapproval of the agreement, calling on the U.S. to revoke the deal and stop any military interaction with the self-governing island. 

The defense ministry of Taiwan stated its thanks to the United States for the approval of the agreement. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For State Department officials as they continue to strengthen alliances around the world.
  • For U.S. defense leaders as they assess and advise the president on international threats.

Sources: US News & World Report, Washington Examiner 


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