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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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

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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