-Who thought today's military build up would provide a history lesson!?
“You would think this makes a compelling case for the Obama Administration to reverse the US position since 2006 and release the 66 new Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+ fighter aircraft that Taiwan have requested to purchase,” said one U.S. industry representative familiar with the situation of the ROC Air Force.
Some point to the PRC’s plans to change the name of the Varyag carrier to the Shi Lang as proof of Beijing’s long-term intentions.
Shi was a Qing Dynasty admiral who in 1683 became famous for conquering the Kingdom of Tungning, a territory known more commonly today as Taiwan.
“The PLA armed forces did not pick a name like this by accident,” said one US industry executive.
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