A Texas senator’s effort to force the Obama administration to sell F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan is fading. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sought to add an amendment to the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2012 mandating the sale of at least 66 F-16s to the island nation. But a vote on the bill is expected Dec. 1, with time for the amendment’s consideration dwindling. Even his office acknowledged that at this point, the chances are unlikely. During debate on the legislation, senators ...
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