The Senate on Sept. 22 voted down a provision that would have forced the Obama administration to sell 66 F-16 C/D aircraft to Taiwan. The 48-48 vote came the day after administration officials informed Congress about the sale of $5.85 billion in upgrades to 145 F-16 A/B aircraft already in the Taiwanese inventory, along with extending the F-16 training program at Luke AFB, Ariz., and helping to sustain F-5 and C-130 aircraft. The measure needed 60 votes to pass. But Sen. John Cornyn ...
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