All Information (Except Text) for S.1620 - Taiwan Security Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 07/24/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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|07/24/2017||Introduced in Senate|
07/24/2017 Introduced in Senate
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|07/24/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|
Action By: Senate
07/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
|Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]*||07/24/2017|
|Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]||07/25/2017|
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|Senate Foreign Relations||07/24/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Arms control and nonproliferation
- Defense spending
- Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
- Disaster relief and insurance
- Foreign aid and international relief
- Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
- International exchange and broadcasting
- International organizations and cooperation
- Military assistance, sales, and agreements
- Military civil functions
- Military facilities and property
- Military operations and strategy
- Military personnel and dependents
- Military readiness
- North Korea
- Nuclear weapons
- Pacific Ocean
- Trade restrictions
- U.S. territories and protectorates
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (07/24/2017)
Taiwan Security Act of 2017
This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to carry out a program of exchanges of senior military officers and senior officials between the United States and Taiwan that are designed to improve military relations.
Exchanges should focus on:
- threat analysis;
- military doctrine;
- force planning;
- logistical support;
- intelligence collection and analysis;
- operational tactics, techniques, and procedures;
- humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; and
- civil-military relations.
Such exchanges should be conducted in the United States and Taiwan.
The United States shall: (1) conduct regular transfers of defense articles to Taiwan to support its efforts to develop and integrate asymmetric capabilities into its military forces, and (2) host senior officials of the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense for an annual strategic dialogue on arms sales to ensure the regular transfer of such articles.
DOD shall invite Taiwan's military forces to participate in: (1) the 2018 Rim of the Pacific Exercise; and (2) one of the Red Flag military exercises at either Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, or Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
DOD shall: (1) reestablish regular ports of call by the U.S. Navy in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, or in other suitable ports on Taiwan; and (2) permit the United States Pacific Command to receive ports of call by Taiwan's navy in Hawaii, Guam, or other appropriate locations.