ISBN-10:
0415323177
ISBN-13:
9780415323178
Pub. Date:
12/19/2003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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

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ISBN-13: 9780415323178
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/19/2003
Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Martin Edmonds is Professorial Fellow and Director of the Centre for Defense and International Security Studies at Lancaster University. He is also founding Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Defense and Security Analysis and co-Director of the Lancaster and York Universities Defense Research Institute
Michael M. Tsai is currently the Depute Taipei Representative in Washington DC with specific responsibility for Taiwan's relations with the US Department of Defense and the US Armed Forces. A member of the DPP, he served as a Legislator in the Legislative Yuan, when he also served as adviser to the Organizational Planning Committee of the Ministry of National Defense. He is the publisher of Taiwan Defense Affairs and founder of the Institute for Taiwan Defense and Strategic Studies.

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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