Taiwan's Security and Air Power

Taiwan's Defense Against the Air Threat from Mainland China

Edited by Martin Edmonds, Michael Tsai

Foreword by ROCAF General Yang-Jou Shiah

© 2003 – Routledge

216 pages

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Hardback: 9780415323178
pub: 2003-10-22
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About the Book

Recent concern about mainland China's intentions towards Taiwan, and more general concern about the risk of instability in the region, has led to growing interest in Taiwan's military strategy. This book brings together a range of experts from the West and from Taiwan itself who examine the key issues connected with Taiwan's air power, which is a key aspect of the China-Taiwan military balance. During the 1990s, Taiwan invested considerable resources in thoroughly re-equipping its air force with modern air defence and strike aircraft equipped with modern missiles, thereby denying China command of the air in any conflict in the short- to medium-term. In the longer-term, air power will remain a crucial influence on the overall balance, as China's efforts to upgrade its own air force's capabilities begin to undermine Taiwan's current advantages.

About the Author/Editors

Martin Edmonds is Professorial Fellow and Director of the Centre for Defense and International Security Studies at Lancaster University. He is also founding Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Defense and Security Analysis and co-Director of the Lancaster and York Universities Defense Research Institute

Michael M. Tsai is currently the Depute Taipei Representative in Washington DC with specific responsibility for Taiwan's relations with the US Department of Defense and the US Armed Forces. A member of the DPP, he served as a Legislator in the Legislative Yuan, when he also served as adviser to the Organizational Planning Committee of the Ministry of National Defense. He is the publisher of Taiwan Defense Affairs and founder of the Institute for Taiwan Defense and Strategic Studies.

About the Series

Routledge Security in Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars in the West and the East on all aspects of security in Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General