Taiwan Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    The article basically says what I've talked about here more than once. Taiwan needs missile defenses. I disagree that ATGMs are waste of money though. In case there is a landfall they would be quite useful weapons as can be seen from the Syrian conflict.
     
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    I agree that anti-tank missiles are important for Taiwan. Unless China was able to establish a total naval blockade and starve Taiwan into submission with no outside interference, it would probably need to land armoured vehicles. Paratroopers and light infantry/marines wouldn't cut it alone, nor would a bombing campaign (one assumes China wouldn't massacre the civilian population by destroying Taiwanese cities). If China established air-superiority, Taiwanese tanks might have a tough time of it, but infantry armed with ATGMs would be a different matter.
     
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    I guess General Weygand would've loved to have ATGMs in 'hedgehogs' and perhaps even more in holes in between

    EDIT plus self-propelled howitzers to engage the column from distance, and MLRSs to pin it down
     
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    Both ATGMs and direct fire weapons(tanks) are amongst the most deadly weapons against marines. Especially so when they're at their most vulnerable state, tightly packed and largely defenseless in their landing craft and vehicles.
     
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    Guys ... as in the other threads I'll delete from now on each and every post that is OFF-topic or political.

    No WW II or post WW II discussion, no where should the PLA land on Taiwan and even more why and how the US should or will react.

    Take this as a warning.
     
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    hope it's appropriate to repost this
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    Trade deal with China or not, the US must bolster Taiwan’s defense https://www.defensenews.com/opinion...a-or-not-the-us-must-bolster-taiwans-defense/
     
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    Big deal, it's written by think tank ronin.

    If you paid them, they'd write that the moon is made of cheese.
     
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    now
    US State Dept. OKs possible $2 billion Abrams tank sale to Taiwan https://www.defensenews.com/land/20...ossible-2-billion-abrams-tank-sale-to-taiwan/
     
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    And China's in the mood to have its engineers open them up and check them out as soon as they land and get into the hangar. And if you think that's a real difficult task of espionage for China, then you don't know the Chinese across both sides of the strait.
     
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