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March 15, 1994 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When former President George Bush announced during his 1992 reelection campaign that he was permitting the sale of F-16 warplanes to Taiwan, he justified it as a way of enhancing Taiwan's security. The fact that the $6-billion deal kept General Dynamics factories running in Texas didn't hurt either. And the sale had a third, less obvious purpose: American officials and trade representatives hoped that the military deal would give U.S.
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March 15, 1994 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When former President George Bush announced during his 1992 reelection campaign that he was permitting the sale of F-16 warplanes to Taiwan, he justified it as a way of enhancing Taiwan's security. The fact that the $6-billion deal kept General Dynamics factories running in Texas didn't hurt either. And the sale had a third, less obvious purpose: American officials and trade representatives hoped that the military deal would give U.S.
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