According to a report by Taiwan’s “United Daily News” on the 25th, in recent years, some of the US military purchase projects that the Taiwan authorities are about to close, before the conclusion of the case, it has been reported that the US request to continue to use the method of repurchasing ammunition and increasing technical management personnel to stay in Taiwan. Make a balance instead of returning the balance to the “national treasury.” Regarding many arms purchase cases, the Taiwan military mostly argues that the relevant practices are “conventional.”
Taiwan’s “Legislative Yuan” passed a resolution for this purpose, stating that Taiwan’s military units have poor discipline in the budget control of the US arms sales. The US military has been able to continuously allocate administrative and management expenses, and unite with Taiwan’s military construction units to systematically improve, overall logistical support, and even Purchasing related equipment in a non-procedural way, and then revising the original construction case before closing the case and including it in the way of combat requirements. The “Legislative Yuan” decided to freeze Taiwan’s “Ministry of National Defense” 2021 related budget of NT$20 million.
In fact, just like the defense of the Taiwan military, the United States has become a “routine” to withhold the balance of Taiwan’s military purchases. In July last year, Taiwan’s former Chief of Naval Staff Li Hao disclosed that he chose to resign from the military a few years ago. The key reason apart from changing the P-3C anti-submarine aircraft to the Air Force was the problem that the United States had accumulated over the years to withhold the remaining military purchases of Taiwan’s military. He intends to get back on track, requiring the completed projects to be closed according to the normal closing procedures. At the same time, he reported to high-level officials that he was mostly scorned by his “problematic”.
Because of the impact on the interests of the US arms sales system, relevant US parties even invited him to Singapore for an interview, and was ordered by Taiwan’s “Ministry of Defense” to go to Singapore to attend the annual maritime meeting.
The ancestral law is immutable (laughs)! Not to mention the case of Lafayette in the distance, but the one who is near to talk about how miserable this navy chief of staff Li Wei is. To say that he really did nothing, but that he should act in accordance with the law. It is not to prevent the high-level Taiwan military from taking rebates or to prevent the arms lobby group from earning the median price difference. What he asks is just “return the balance.” Treasury”, the result? He was directly humiliated by the high-level Taiwan military officials in Singapore and publicly humiliated the US officials, and the Chief of Naval Staff was instigated by the Deputy Director of the US Department of Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA). What is the rank of the Deputy Director of the Security Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of National Defense? In terms of military rank, it is no more than a brigadier general. In other words, a Taiwanese lieutenant general is probably just a colonel in front of the US military. As for the reason? Regardless of the power gap between the two sides for the time being, as far as the trading market is concerned, the Taiwanese arms sales case with the United States is that the Taiwan authorities are selling arms to the United States, not the other way around. This is especially true for direct commercial sales channels (DCS). Having said that, compared to the Lafayette case, the former chief of staff of the Navy is already fortunate, but he was forced to retire. Think of the parties in the Lafayette case? Some people were electrocuted by the hair dryer while taking a bath, were pretended to be dead by a truck, fell to death from upstairs, killed themselves, or died of malaria. Even the director of the National Security Bureau and the dignified second-level general also had “heart attacks.” And die. In comparison, the mere “compulsory retirement” can be called “competitive and good-looking.” Of course, this is also related to the former chief of staff not wanting to go deep into the inside story of the arms purchase case, but he is unhappy that even the remaining money cannot be returned to the national treasury.