Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is hoping that his amendment requiring the U.S. government to sell at least 66 F-16s to Taiwan will remain alive. The member of the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed the measure as part of the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2012 that the Senate is debating until early in the day on Nov. 30. “Our hope is we’ll get a vote on that before time runs out,” Cornyn says of the amendment. He says he has racked up bipartisan support for the bill, but it ...

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