The Pentagon has launched a project to rapidly increase the sale of US weaponry to foreign allies to compete with China. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Pentagon had created a task force last month to address inefficiencies in arms sales to foreign countries.
This information comes after the State Department approved a $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan on Friday. The package includes 60 anti-ship missiles, 100 air-to-air missiles, and surveillance radar equipment. China has reportedly exported $17 billion in weaponry between 2010 and 2020, with about 77 percent going to Asian countries and 20 percent going to Africa.