Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2013 - Taiwan Special Weapons News
- Taiwan sergeant faces most serious charge over soldier's death CNA 31 Jul 2013 -- Eighteen senior officers and non-commissioned officers were indicted Wover the death of an Army conscript July 4.
- 18 officers indicted over Taiwan conscript's death CNA 31 Jul 2013 -- Eighteen senior officers and non-commissioned officers were indicted over the death of an Army conscript earlier this month.
- Taiwan has new Navy commander CNA 31 Jul 2013 -- Admiral Chen Yung-kang, vice chief of the General Staff, took over as commander of the Republic of China Navy as part of senior-level changes in Taiwan's military.
- Taiwan military to prosecute officers involved in death of Army conscript CNA 30 Jul 2013 -- Military prosecutors are expected to formally indict an undisclosed number of officers as early as Wednesday.
- New Taiwan defense minister to strive for reform CNA 29 Jul 2013 -- The newly appointed Defense Minister Andrew Yang said he will review military administrative, professional certification and supervisory systems.
- 23,000 Taiwan military personnel punished in 2012 CNA 29 Jul 2013 -- A total of 23,000 military personnel in Taiwan were punished in 2012 due to violations including drunk driving and drug offenses.
- Defense Minister unveils military reform measures CNA 26 Jul 2013 -- Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu unveiled Friday a series of measures to reform human rights protection faults in the military that were exposed by the July 4 death of an Army conscript.
- Ma orders study of ways to reform military law CNA 26 Jul 2013 -- Stressing the importance of reforms to the military justice system, President Ma Ying-jeou asked three top government organs -- the Executive Yuan, Legislation Yuan, and Judicial Yuan -- to begin discussions and conduct a joint study on the reform of military law, a spokesperson said Friday.
- U.S. policy on Taiwan unchanged: U.S. official CNA 23 Jul 2013 -- The United States' policy on Taiwan is consistent and unchanged, a senior State Department official said Monday in reference to President Ma Ying-jeou's planned transit stop in New York en route to Latin America next month.
- Defense Ministry: Soldier's death will impact recruitment CNA 23 Jul 2013 -- Military officials said Tuesday that the recent suspicious death of an Army corporal will affect Ministry of National Defense efforts to recruit more servicemen and servicewomen, as Taiwan plans to have an all-volunteer force by 2015.
- Ministry defends results of military recruitment CNA 21 Jul 2013 -- The Ministry of National Defense said Sunday that as of July 3, it had recruited 1,847 men and women, or 31 percent of the target of 5,887, for joining the military, downplaying a local media report on poor results of the ministry's recruitment drive.
- President vows to get to bottom of death of army conscript CNA 20 Jul 2013 -- President Ma Ying-jeou apologized Saturday to the family of an Army corporal who died in confinement earlier this month and vowed to uncover the truth behind the strange circumstances surrounding his death.
- Defense minister hopes for more time to probe soldier's death CNA 20 Jul 2013 -- Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu paid a second visit to the family of dead army conscript Hung Chung-chiu on Saturday and expressed hope for more time to investigate the suspicious death of the soldier.
- Defense minister apologizes again for soldier's death CNA 18 Jul 2013 -- Defense Minister Kao Hua-chu apologized again Thursday for the death early this month of an Army conscript who was being punished for bringing a camera phone onto his base.
- Two more officers taken into custody over soldier's death CNA 18 Jul 2013 -- Two more military officers were detained Thursday over the death earlier this month of an Army conscript who was being punished for bringing a camera phone onto his base.
- Army commander apologizes over corporal's death CNA 17 Jul 2013 -- Army Commander General Lee Hsiang-chou bowed and apologized Wednesday at a press conference over the death of Army corporal Hung Chung-chiu from heatstroke.
- Military prepares for approaching tropical storm CNA 17 Jul 2013 -- The military said Wednesday that it has opened an emergency center and has thousands of servicemen on standby for disaster relief operations as Tropical Storm Cimaron approaches Taiwan.
- Taiwan simulates 2017 invasion by China Iran Press TV 15 Jul 2013 -- Taiwan has started a computerized military exercise to simulate a scenario of China's launching of an invasion on the island in 2017.
- Taiwan to receive four sub-hunter aircraft by year's end CNA 14 Jul 2013 -- Taiwan is set to take delivery of four submarine-hunting aircraft purchased from the United States by the end of this year, which are expected to bolster the country's anti-submarine capabilities, the military said Sunday.
- U.S. president signs bill backing Taiwan's ICAO bid CNA 13 Jul 2013 -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law H.R. 1151, an act concerning participation of Taiwan in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and announced the U.S. government's full support for Taiwan's participation in the organization.
- Taiwan makes pitch for purchase of F-35 fighter jets CNA 11 Jul 2013 -- Delegation: Taiwan wants to purchase advanced F-35 fighter jets that best suit its defense needs.
- Army officers punished for serviceman's death CNA 11 Jul 2013 -- The Ministry of National Defense decided to punish 27 Army officers, including Commander General Lee Shying-jow, over the death of a serviceman subjected to disciplinary confinement.
- War game to simulate Chinese surprise attack on Taiwan CNA 09 Jul 2013 -- Taiwan's military will start a five-day computer-assisted war game July 15 that will simulate an all-out Chinese invasion of Taiwan in 2017 preluded by a surprise attack.
- Seven involved in Taiwan corporal's death under investigation CNA 09 Jul 2013 -- Seven military personnel allegedly involved in the death of an army corporal have been transferred from their posts and are being investigated.
- Taiwan MND apologizes for army corporal's death, admits negligence CNA 09 Jul 2013 -- The Republic of China Army apologized for the death of an officer that occurred just a few days before he was scheduled to complete his military service.
- Taiwan AF forms anti-submarine group CNA 02 Jul 2013 -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense released a statement to announce the establishment of an Air Force anti-submarine group.
- Taiwan to stage computer-aided war game in mid-July CNA 02 Jul 2013 -- Taiwan will hold a five-day computer-aided war game later this month to test the country's defense capabilities amid a growing military threat from China.
- Taiwan concerned about Japanese group's near Diaoyutais CNA 01 Jul 2013 -- Taiwan expressed deep concerns over the move by a Japanese group to enter waters near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands.
- Up to Philippines to decide when report on shooting issued: Taiwan CNA 01 Jul 2013 -- Taiwan's justice minister denied that long-awaited investigative reports on the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman have yet to be issued because of a major disparity in their conclusions.
- Foreign officials briefed on results of Taiwan-China trade pact CNA 01 Jul 2013 -- Government officials briefed foreign officials posted in Taiwan on the service trade agreement recently signed between Taiwan and China.
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