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Posts Tagged ‘PLA’

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, 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

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

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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