Tuesday, February 23, 2010

U.S. says Taiwan Air Force Needs Help

Taiwan's fighter jets would fall short in combat against military rival China, the U.S. government said in a report on Monday that could lead to new weapons sales sure to anger Beijing.Many of Taiwan's roughly 400 combat aircraft would not work in action due to age and maintenance problems, while protection of the island's airfields little more than 160 km (100 miles) from China was a major issue, the U.S. government's Defense Intelligence Agency said in the report, released in Taiwan..........................Reuters


Tactics and training too, especially in area of counter-aerial & naval denial contingencies.

It is worth pointing out that while Ch1na is often viewed by neighboring countries as a potential future aggressor, a great majority of Ch1na Ch1nese see themselves as the victim of some greater historical aggression, [with or without a streak of 'now that we are up, IT'S PAYBACK TIME' attitude].

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