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Posts Tagged ‘Defense’

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Editorials

Taiwan’s Nuclear History: Lessons for Today?

Could Taiwan ever consider the nuclear option again to deter Chinese aggression?

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Editorials, Politics

The ‘Spy Swap’ That Wasn’t

Those who were hoping that a recent prisoner exchange between Taiwan and China was a sign of warmer ties are deceiving themselves

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Photo: J. Michael Cole / Thinking Taiwan
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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Photo: J. Michael Cole / Thinking Taiwan
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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Photo: J. Michael Cole / Thinking Taiwan
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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Photo: J. Michael Cole / Thinking Taiwan
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

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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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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