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February 2007 - Taiwan Special Weapons News

  • CHINA'S MILITARY DEPLOYMENTS FACTOR IN CROSS-STRAIT INSTABILITY: U.S. CNA 24 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. government needs to take into account all factors affecting stability across the Taiwan Strait in dealing with cross-strait issues, which include China's military deployments against Taiwan and the lack of high-level political contact between the two sides, a U.S. official said Friday.
  • U.S. CONGRESSMAN PUSHES FOR PASSAGE OF TAIWAN ARMS BILL CNA 21 Feb 2007 -- Visiting U. S. Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that as a close friend of Taiwan, he will continue to offer Taiwan his resolute support in Congress, but also hopes that Taiwan's legislature would pass the long-stalled arms bill to demonstrate the island's determination to defend itself.
  • ARMY INSTALLS NEW NIGHTTIME COMBAT TRAINING FACILITY CNA 16 Feb 2007 -- The Army Special Service Force training center in central Taichung County has installed a new nighttime combat training classroom in the hopes of upgrading the Special Service Force's nighttime combat capabilities, military sources said Friday.
  • Raytheon Completes Hardware Design Review of Surveillance Radar Program for Taiwan Raytheon 14 Feb 2007 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has successfully conducted a hardware critical design review of the Surveillance Radar program.
  • TAIWAN NEEDS F-16 FIGHTERS TO COUNTER CHINA'S MILITARY THREAT: MAC CNA 09 Feb 2007 -- A Taiwan official urged the United States Thursday to approve the sale of new F-16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan, saying Taiwan needs to acquire the aircraft to beef up its ability to defend itself against China's military threat.
  • MANY CIVILIAN CANDIDATES QUALIFIED AS DEFENSE MINISTER: PRESIDENT CNA 07 Feb 2007 -- Touting his idea of civilian control of the military, President Chen Shui-bian said Wednesday there are numerous civilian candidates available who are qualified to be minister of national defense.
  • DEFENSE MINISTER SUPPORTS CIVILIAN CONTROL OF MILITARY CNA 06 Feb 2007 -- Minister of National Defense Lee Jye expressed support Tuesday for the idea of civilian control of the military, saying he hopes the goal can be achieved as soon as possible.
  • NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAU TO GET 1ST CIVILIAN DIRECTOR CNA 06 Feb 2007 -- Shi Hwei-yow, deputy director of the National Security Bureau (NSB) , will soon become the bureau's first civilian head.
  • U.S. MILITARY EXPERT REMINDS TAIWAN OF CHINA'S THREAT CNA 06 Feb 2007 -- Professor Bernard Cole of the National War College in Washington D.C. reminded Taiwan Tuesday that it faces a great military threat from China, advising that the island should never neglect this factor in its military strategic analyses.
  • NATIONAL DEFENSE MINISTRY TO HOLD REGIONAL SECURITY FORUM CNA 05 Feb 2007 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will host a regional security forum Feb. 6-7, with Lee Jye, head of the ministry, to preside over the talks focusing on perspectives on regional security in East Asia, MND officials said Monday.
  • DEFENSE MINISTRY AGREES TO REMOVE STATUES OF LATE PRESIDENT: LAWMAKERS CNA 05 Feb 2007 -- The Ministry of National Defense has agreed to remove all statues of the late President Chiang Kai-shek from barracks around the country before Feb. 28, which will be the 60th anniversary of the so-called 228 Incident, three lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Saturday.
  • WASHINGTON REAFFIRMS OBLIGATIONS TO TAIWAN CNA 01 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. State Department reiterated Wednesday that the Taiwan Relations Act remains one of the basic guidelines for U.S. policy on cross-Taiwan Strait ties and that the United States will fulfill its obligations towards Taiwan as defined in the law.

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