Kang Ning-Hsiang, Taiwan's vice minister of defense, said he met with his U.S. counterpart, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz. "We were just getting to know each other," Kang said. Asked if they had discussed weapons sales, Kang said he was "only responsible for policy, not procurement."
A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Davis, said the sessions were conducted to fulfill U.S. responsibilities under the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, which offers U.S. protection for the island.
Thomas R. Insel, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Emory's School of Medicine, will assume his post in mid-November, according to an announcement by the National Institutes of Health. Insel's appointment to the directorship follows Steven E. Hyman's departure last October to become provost of Harvard University.
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