Many of the javax... files (read jars, taglibs, ...) are under license of Sun Microsystems Inc. Therefore they are not part of the global maven repository. Make a mvn deploy:deploy-file (or install:install-file) to add the jars you want to your own repository.
yes -- I mvn install'd the JBoss 2.0.2 version of JAXWS to my local machine and the mvn goal then completed.
I guess this licensing issue is something I should have known.
At one time didn't Sun have a maven repo that was accessible and could be added to your repository list?