Defending Taiwan: The Future Vision of Taiwan's Defence Policy and Military Strategy / Edition 1

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Overview

Recent concern about mainland China's intentions towards Taiwan, and more general concern about the risk of instability in the region, has led to growing interest in Taiwan's military strategy, in how Taiwan perceives threats to itself, and in how the Taiwanese military are reacting to these perceived threats. This book, which includes contributions by leading Taiwanese military thinkers, explores current military strategy in Taiwan and how it is evolving. It discusses Taiwan's military modernisation, and the implications of the recent defeat after fifty years in power of the Kuomintang Party, implications which include a move away from an authoritarian garrison state' culture, and the beginnings of a more open debate about defence. The book concludes with an overall appraisal of Taiwan's defence vision and makes recommendations on how Taiwan's defence might be enhanced.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700717392
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/27/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword: Future vision of Taiwan's defense policy and military strategy
Preface: Defending Taiwan
Abbreviations
Introduction: The relevance of Taiwan's future defense 1
Pt. I The external security environment 11
1 The United States military security policy towards China 13
2 PLA capabilities in the next decade: The influence of politics 29
Pt. II Evolution of Taiwan's military strategy 49
3 The evolution and adaptation of Taiwan's military strategy 51
4 Taiwan's defense modernization - the challenges ahead 67
Pt. II Taiwan's military modernization 95
5 Planning the Army's modernization 97
6 A review of the ROC's military reform: A case study of the Taiwanese Navy 114
7 Air power in Taiwan's security: Adapting the revolution 127
Pt. IV The cornerstones of Taiwan's defense vision 153
8 Theater missile defense: Its influence on cross-Strait and Asia-Pacific security 155
9 The evolution of the ROC's military-societal relations: From militarized society to socialized military 177
10 Revolutionary trends in the ROC's professional military education 209
11 Taiwan's strategic and military culture 229
Pt. V Conclusion: Defending Taiwan 253
12 Defending Taiwan: Future conditional 255
Index 278
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