Taiwan's Security and Air Power: Taiwan's Defense Against the Air Threat from Mainland China / Edition 1 by Martin Edmonds | 9780415323178 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Taiwan's Security and Air Power: Taiwan's Defense Against the Air Threat from Mainland China / Edition 1

Taiwan's Security and Air Power: Taiwan's Defense Against the Air Threat from Mainland China / Edition 1

by Martin Edmonds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415323177

ISBN-13: 9780415323178

Pub. Date: 12/19/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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. This book brings together a range of experts from the West and from Taiwan itself who examine the key issues connected with Taiwan's air power, which is a key aspect of the

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. This book brings together a range of experts from the West and from Taiwan itself who examine the key issues connected with Taiwan's air power, which is a key aspect of the China-Taiwan military balance. During the 1990s, Taiwan invested considerable resources in thoroughly re-equipping its air force with modern air defence and strike aircraft equipped with modern missiles, thereby denying China command of the air in any conflict in the short- to medium-term. In the longer-term, air power will remain a crucial influence on the overall balance, as China's efforts to upgrade its own air force's capabilities begin to undermine Taiwan's current advantages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415323178
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Series:
Routledge Security in Asia Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Foreword ROCAF General Yang-Jou Shiah
Preface: The Challenges and Imperatives in Taiwan's Defense Peter Brookes
Abbreviations
1. Introduction Martin Edmonds and Michael M. Tsai
Part I. Air Power and Taiwan's Security
2. Air Power and Taiwan's Security Martin Edmonds
3. Ten Pointers for Taiwan on Contemporary Air Power Greg Mills
Part II. The Balance of Air Power over the Taiwan Straits
4. The Shifting Balance of Air Superiority across the Taiwan Strait York Chen
5. Command of the Air over Taiwan Chih-Heng Yang and Tzu-Yun Su
Part III. The Air Threat from Mainland China
6. The PLA Air Force's Mobile Offensive Operations kenneth Allen
7. Why a Chinese Preemptive Strike would Fail Robert Pape
Part IV. The Air Defense of Taiwan
8. The Air Battle Strategy in Taiwan's Defensive Operations Chih-Kung Yu
9. Joint Air and Missile Defense for Taiwan: Implications for deterrence and defense Eric McVadon
10. Air Base Defense: Chinese Missile Attacks and Taiwan's Defensive Response Ming-Yen Tsai
Part V. Taiwan's Air Force and Future Requirements
11. The ROCAF Military Culture and Restructuring Chien Chung
12. The ROCAF after Next: A Race to embrace the Future Richard D. Fisher

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