Ed Ross is the President and CEO of EWRoss International LLC, a company that provides global consulting services to clients in the international defense marketplace. He is the former Principal Director, Security Cooperation Operations, Defense Security Cooperation Agency; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Affairs; and Senior Director for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He has played a leading role in U.S.-Taiwan defense cooperation for over 25 years. He writes a weekly internet column at www.ewross.com.
Even as the Obama administration appears to be holding back on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, seeking to build better relations with Beijing, and while cross-strait relations continue to improve,
For 30 years now, ever since the United States severed formal diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan and recognized the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the