US principal deputy assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs David Helvey says Taiwan needs to buy a large number of small lethal capability weapons. Photo: AFP US principal deputy assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs David Helvey says Taiwan needs to buy a large number of small lethal capability weapons. Photo: AFP
US principal deputy assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs David Helvey says Taiwan needs to buy a large number of small lethal capability weapons. Photo: AFP

Taiwan’s bigger military budget must go further to fend off mainland China, says US defence official

  • US-Taiwan Defence Industry Conference told that island must leverage geography, advanced technology, workers and patriots for resilient defence
  • David Helvey advises Taipei to invest in ‘large numbers of small capabilities’ to signal that invasion or an attack would not come without significant cost

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US principal deputy assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs David Helvey says Taiwan needs to buy a large number of small lethal capability weapons. Photo: AFP US principal deputy assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs David Helvey says Taiwan needs to buy a large number of small lethal capability weapons. Photo: AFP
US principal deputy assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs David Helvey says Taiwan needs to buy a large number of small lethal capability weapons. Photo: AFP
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