By Martin Edmonds,Michael M. Tsai
The stand-off around the Straits of Taiwan remains to be essentially the most harmful confrontations in Asia. The technical superiority of the Taiwanese forces has been a significant component in holding stability, yet as mainland China's defense force modernize, Taiwan's merits are being eroded. In reaction, Taiwan has lately undertaken an enormous reform of its armed forces.
Bringing together quite a lot of specialists together with those who are inquisitive about defence coverage making in Taiwan, this e-book offers a accomplished research of those reforms, and assesses their most likely effectiveness. Chapters are devoted to issues together with the Chinese risk, the household context of reform, the function of the U.S. and particular defence issues, making the ebook an invaluable advisor to the alterations undertaken and underway inside Taiwan’s strategic surroundings.
With a foreword via Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's safeguard Reform can be of interest to coverage makers and teachers operating during this very important strategic area.
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Taiwan's Defense Reform (Routledge Security in Asia Series) by Martin Edmonds,Michael M. Tsai