March 26, 2008

MISTAKEN? PLEASE:

U.S.-China relations questioned after mistaken shipment of missile fuses (The Associated Press, March 26, 2008)

The U.S. military's mistaken delivery to Taiwan of electrical fuses for an intercontinental ballistic missile is raising questions over U.S. relations with China and has triggered a broad investigation into the security of Pentagon weapons.

The shipment did not include nuclear materials, but the error is particularly sensitive because China vehemently opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan.


Nothing like giving the toothless dragon's cage a good hard rattle.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2008 7:45 AM
Comments

"Despite quarterly checks of the inventory, defense officials said they never knew the fuses were gone. Only after months of discussions with Taiwan about the missing batteries did the Pentagon finally realize, late last week, the gravity of what had happened."

Sure rattles my cage.

Posted by: Genecis at March 26, 2008 12:16 PM
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