Jonathan AdamsFebruary 23, 2010 06:47Updated May 30, 2010 12:21
TAIPEI, Taiwan — While China ramps up its missile threat, Taiwan's air defenses are getting shabbier by the day.
So says an unclassified report from the Defense Intelligence Agency, prepared for and sent to the U.S. Congress last month.
Taiwan has some 400 fighter jets, but "far fewer" than that number would actually be good in a fight, the DIA says.
(China has 330 fighters within range of Taiwan, and 1,655 fighters total, according to the most recent Pentagon report on China's military power).