Saturday, December 17, 2005

F-22 to Protect Taiwan?

The F-22 was declared operational yesterday and the China-Taiwan problem drew some attention in the mention:

With the Soviet Union gone, defense analysts have cast the F-22 as the weapon of choice for any future U.S. conflict with China, for instance over Taiwan.

"There is a clear role for F-22 here," said Daniel Goure, a former Pentagon strategist now at the Lexington Institute, an Arlington, Virginia, research group with close ties to the U.S. defense establishment.

The article mentions that the fighter wing may be redeployed to Guam next year.

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