Posts tagged as Trump Administration

Trump administration plans $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan, angering China

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Trump administration is moving ahead with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan despite strong objections from China, a U.S. official and others familiar with the deal said Thursday. The administration notified Congress late Thursday that it would submit the package for informal review, said the people familiar with the sale. It would be the largest and most significant sale of weaponry to the self-governing island…

U.S. to establish Space Force by 2020

Saturday, August 11, 2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States plans to establish a Space Force by 2020, an idea floated by President Donald Trump and questioned by many top officers at the Pentagon. “The time has come to establish the United States space force,” Pence told a gathering at the Pentagon, citing Trump’s directive earlier this year to form the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. “It…