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Archive for the ‘Defense’ Category

Defense

Harriers for Taiwan? Think Again

Harriers would seem to offer a head-on straight solution to the tactical dilemma facing Taiwan. But close analysis reveals that the aircraft isn’t worth the trouble

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Defense

Taiwan’s Submarine Program: Lessons from the Past and Expected Challenges

The winner of the 2016 presidential election will have the unenviable responsibility of pushing Taiwan’s nascent indigenous submarine program forward

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Defense, Editorials

The New Arms Sale to Taiwan and U.S. Policy Toward the DPP

It’s not the content of the new arms sale that matters so much — it’s the timing

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Defense

China’s Aircraft Carrier Program: Implications for Taiwan and the Region

The aircraft carrier is a potent symbol of military power. But its utility is constrained by several factors

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Defense

China, Taiwan, and the Challenge of Military Transformation

Taiwan’s military faces many problems, but it also deserves credit for embracing civilian control, absorbing new technologies, and re-organizing itself after several waves of downsizing

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Defense

Preparing Taiwan’s Military to Fight the Right War

Taiwan has been preparing for the wrong kind of war, argues a retired U.S. Army officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Defense

Handle With Care: The Pandora’s Box of Cyber Attacks

Taiwan must attract talent to enhance its cyber security, but it would be misleading to simply focus on attracting more individuals with ever-more sophisticated knowledge of hacking techniques

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Defense

Improving Readiness in the Military

One of the first priorities of the new administration in 2016 should be to carry out a thoroughgoing policy review aimed at restoring Taiwan’s military readiness

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Defense, Editorials

China’s ‘Victory Day’ Military Parade: A Worrying Signal

Rather than signal a desire for peace, the parade was an expression of belligerence that can only contribute to future tensions within a region that very much needs healing

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Defense

Taiwan’s Invisible Frontier: Cyberspace

During the ‘hacker war’ of 1999, the National Security Bureau recorded 70,000 hits in one month. By 2012, that number was 3.34 million. Is the nation ready to meet the challenge of cyber warfare?

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