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International relations

US sale of air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan sends China a signal

Arms boost island's capability to counter several attack scenarios, analysts say

The ROC Air Force dispatches four F-16 fighter jets. Taiwan could load SLAM-ER air-to-surface missiles onto F-16s should their sale be approved by U.S. Congress. (Photo courtesy of Office of the President, Taiwan). 

NEW YORK -- The White House's approval last week of advanced arms sales to Taiwan is a sign that the U.S. is putting muscle behind its vocal support for the island's defense against Chinese aggression.

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