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U.S. approves sale of 4 Perry-class frigates to Taiwan


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an authorization of the sale of four Perry-class frigates to Taiwan, a move...full story
updated 2014-12-19 05:49 PM
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U.S. approves sale of 4 Perry-class frigates to Taiwan

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an authorization of the sale of four Perry-class frigates to Taiwan, a move....Fullstory

2014-12-19 05:49 PM

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