This is a comprehensive overview on aspects of Taiwan's recent defence reforms. Including sections on the threat from China, relations with the United States, the domestic context of reform and specific defence issues, this book is an invaluable guide to
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Taiwan's Defense Reform

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This is a comprehensive overview on aspects of Taiwan's recent defence reforms. Including sections on the threat from China, relations with the United States, the domestic context of reform and specific defence issues, this book is an invaluable guide to
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  • ISBN-13: 9780203027738
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 1/11/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Martin Edmonds is the Director of Studies and Publications Editor of the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies, and an honorary professorial fellow emeritus in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Defense and Security Analysis.

Michael M. Tsai is Taiwan’s Vice Minister of Defence. Prior to that post, he served in Washington as the Taipei’s deputy representative with specific responsibility for relations with the US Department of Defense. As a member of the DPP, he served as a legislator in the Legislative Yuan and was advisor to the Organizational Planning Committee of the Ministry of National Defense. He is also the founder of the journal Taiwan Defense Affairs and the Institute for Taiwan Defense and Strategic Studies.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Challenge of Defense Reform Introduction: Taiwan’s Defense Reform 1. Taiwan’s Defense Reform: Questions and Observations Part 2: The External Threat: Mainland China 2. China’s Military Threat to Taiwan in the 21st Century: Coercion or Capture? 3. China’s Military Modernization and Taiwan’s Defense Reform: Programs, Problems, and Prospects Part 3: The Domestic Context of Defense Reform 4. An Overview of Taiwan’s Defense Reform 5. Civilian Roles in Defense Policy-Making 6. An Analysis of the ROC’s Military Organization and Force Structure 7. The Development of Taiwan’s Revolution in Military Affairs after the Implementation of the 2002 National Defense Act Part 4: The Role of the US in Taiwan's Defense Reform 8. The Role of the United States in Taiwan’s Defense Reform 9. Arming Taiwan for the Future: Prospects and Problems Part 5: Specific Defense Reform Issues 10. Funding for Taiwan’s Defense Reform 11. The Republic of China Armed Services’ Human Resource Policy 12. Taiwan’s Military Education and Defense Reform

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