Taiwan Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    That would mean that Taiwan is currently paying virtually 100% of its defence budget on personnel costs. That clearly cannot be the case, otherwise Taiwan wouldn't be able to pay for any of the military equipment that hasn't just been ordered but is also arriving/being produced there. It wouldn't even be able to pay for fuel.

    The UK's GDP per capita is about £30,000. We do not spend £45,000 to £60,000 on our military personnel. Privates earn £20,000 a year and Sergeants £35,000. Even if you factor in equipment and training, that doesn't come close to the sums you're imagining.

    I mean, I hear that in the US the cost of maintaining personnel is very high. Perhaps it's just a thing for a number of countries where there's too much money sloshing around and people don't think carefully enough about what's necessary and what's not. Relatively speaking a lot of US personnel are treated as kings and queens with access to all sorts of luxuries on their doorsteps, whereas their British counterparts have to make do with a lot less (and always have done).
     
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    Russia as a realistic threat to South Korea?
    Really, simply no.
     
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    Read what I said. Increased worry about. 1% is an increase.
     
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    Russian capabilities in the Far East in relation to Korea continue to go down, if anything. As steady as Pacific fleet continues to lose remains of offensive capabilities even appliable against a nation without adjustent border.
     
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    Russia has always eyed the Korean peninsula since it has good harbors that does not freeze.
    That is the main reason for the Ruso-Japan war.
     
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    Yesterday at 8:19 AM
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    US F-16 sale to Taiwan could lead to new round of military drills, economic sanctions: analyst
    Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/18 17:39:59
    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1161819.shtml

    a peculiar Abrams-related comment inside;

    also peculiar is to say "... the mainland could also destroy Taiwan's air fields and command centers to nullify their fighter jets." and put in this picture:
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    TADTE 2019: Latest Taiwanese Naval Projects for ROC Navy
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    https://www.navalnews.com/naval-new...latest-taiwanese-naval-projects-for-roc-navy/

    After the "air defense LHD" from Qatar, here is the "surface combatant LPD" from Taiwan...
     
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    as I can see, you indeed visited this thread, NavyReco

    I've now begun following you in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/navalnews hehe
     
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