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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Rick Fisher
The Obama administration recently informed Congress that it is planning to loosen controls on foreign sales of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and other weapons, possibly C-130 transports and even F-16 fighters, according to congressional aides.
The Obama administration is working on setting up international rules for space launches and satellite operations that critics say will limit the Pentagon's ability to deploy military systems to protect satellites from space weapons being developed by nations such as China.
Mr. Fisher said the Chinese S-70s, like their copies of the U.S. Army's Humvee, would boost Chinese special forces' ability to blend in with Taiwan's S-70s and Humvees should there be an armed conflict.
"Instead of arming [China's People's Liberation Army] by selling new S-70 parts and C-130s, it should be putting greater pressure on Eurocopter to stop selling advanced helicopter technology to the PLA," said Mr. Fisher of the International Assessment and Strategy Center, a security-issues think tank.