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Archive for the ‘Defense’ Category

Defense

Taiwanese Leaders Should Skip the Victory Day Parade in Beijing

Former KMT chairman Lien Chan will attend the military parade in Beijing on Sept. 3, which sends a very bad signal to the young men and women in Taiwan who are giving thought to joining the military

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Defense

VOTE 2016: How Much Should Candidates Say About Defense?

How does the next commander-in-chief intend to defend the nation against external aggression?

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Defense

Planning for the Unthinkable

A newly inaugurated President Tsai Ing-wen should move decisively to strengthen Taiwan’s ability to deter the possibility of a Chinese military attack by improving its standing in the United States

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Defense

‘Blood and Genes’: China’s Alarming New Military Recruitment Campaign

A new Chinese Navy recruitment video released last week engages in a disturbing expression of nationalism and militarism

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Defense

Taiwan: A Solution to the South China Sea Dispute

The key lies in breaking the fake inheritance chain linking Japan, the ROC and the PRC on the sovereignty over Taiwan, Penghu, the Spratlys and the Paracels

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Defense

Will China Buy French-built Mistral Ships?

Reality check: All the talk about the possible sale of French-built amphibious assault ships to China is mere speculation

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Defense

China’s ADIZ in the South China Sea: Coming Soon to a Sea Near You?

Beijing’s declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea in November 2013 came as a surprise; similar steps in the South China Sea should not surprise anyone

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Defense

China’s New S-400 SAM: Implications for Taiwan

China has a wide range of options to make the skies over Taiwan a hostile territory for Taiwanese pilots, but its new advanced air defense system is not likely to be one of them

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Defense, Special Report

Taiwanese Military Reform and PLA Political Warfare

Military transformation cannot ignore the human element

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Defense

Taiwan’s Navy Sails in the Right Direction

It’s time for some good news from the military

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