Daily Memo: Taiwanese Defense Spending, French Deployments to the Mediterranean

The self-ruled island is working on boosting its defenses.

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Taiwanese defense. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s Cabinet on Thursday proposed a more than 10 percent increase in defense spending. According to Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the U.S., discussions with Washington are ongoing to earmark at least part of the $15.4 billion proposed budget to U.S. sea mines and cruise missiles, which Taiwan could need […]

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