Military Bill Provides $10 Billion for Taiwan Defense

It fast-tracks weapons procurement and security assistance.

The House of Representatives approved the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act this week, a mandatory military policy bill that gets passed by Congress annually. The compromise version of the bill funds the highest military spending in 20 years and includes a provision that allots $10 billion to security assistance for Taiwan. This funding will allow for fast-tracked weapons procurement for Taiwan, allowing them to quickly arm themselves against threats from China.

“Taiwan’s democracy remains the beating heart to our Indo-Pacific strategy, and the depth and strength of our commitment to the people of Taiwan is stronger than ever,” said Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the foreign relations committee and sponsor of the Taiwan legislation.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of both chambers of Congress as they continue support for Taiwan and Ukraine.
  • For the president and his advisors as they evaluate threats from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
  • For Defense Secretary Austin and the Joint Chiefs of staff as they provide recommendations to the president.

Sources:, Reuters


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