This bill would authorize the President to sell some of the Navy's excess vessels for up to three years.
This would include the sale of up to four naval vessels to Taiwan, however, S. 1683 also authorizes the transfer of any vessel named in S. 1683 to any country named in S.1683 — as long as those transfers are do not exceed the limit of vessels offered to any one country.
Vessels include, the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates Curts, McClusky, Rentz, Vandergrift, Taylor, Gary, Carr, Elrod, USS Klakring, USS De Wert, and USS Robert G. Bradely.
Countries named include Mexico and Thailand. Pakistan is also listed, but on the condition that it is cooperating with U.S. counterterrorism efforts and 'not supporting terrorist activities." Pakistan also must prove that it is taking steps to release Dr. Shakil Afridi, is dismantling improvised explosive device (IED) networks, and keeping tabs on it's military agencies to make sure they are not interfering with Pakistan's political and judicial processes. The president can waive these requirements.