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EU Parliamentarian Says Taiwan should beef up its defense

Taiwan’s parliament was informed again that it should purchase weapons…..
A European parliamentarian urged Taiwan yesterday to bolster its defense capabilities while acknowledging that the EU would not intervene militarily should China attempt to take Taiwan by force because it would be outside Europe’s regional security responsibility.
Dr. Georg Jarzembowski, the head of the Taiwan Friendship [...]

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Ted Galen Carpenter on US and Taiwan Defense Policy

Last year Ted Galen Carpenter of the Cato Institute published a book discussing why we shouldn’t defend Taiwan. This year he’s back to work on the issue of defending Taiwan, this time complaining in the Asian Wall Street Journal that Taiwan is free riding on the US defense network:
The Taiwan legislature’s reluctance to pass a [...]

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Taiwan: Air Superiority is most important

Retired Admiral Michael McDevitt of the Center for Naval Analyses argues for my point of view, that Taiwan’s best defense lies in air superiority….
Believing Taiwan can deter “through wielding unacceptable punishment” is not only a waste of resources; it is downright dangerous as it could lead to neglecting genuine defense requirements, as well as instilling [...]

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John Tkacik: Defense = Offense

John Tkacik, a Heritage scholar and longtime supporter of the Beautiful Isle, had a Valentine’s Day commentary in the Taipei Times that argued for provision of more “offensive” weapons to Taiwan:
The State Department fought hard against selling Taiwan the production technology for the IDF fighters in the mid-1980s, and battled against the Pentagon’s push to [...]

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