Military personnel salute as they stand on M60A3 main battle tanks displayed during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick Lin
Straits Times: Taiwan 'must rethink' war strategy to counter China's might
From cyber attacks to urban warfare, Taiwan defence experts have come up with a way for the island to defend itself against an increasingly powerful and richer Chinese military, without breaking the bank.
Speaking to The Straits Times ahead of Taiwan's release of its quadrennial defence review this week, they say Taiwan needs to re-draw its battle plans given a limited budget and manpower constraints.
Instead of becoming too reliant on the firepower of precision weapons, troops should hone their expertise in cyber warfare and take advantage of Taiwan's cities, using the concrete jungle to wear down their Chinese opponents, the experts, all former top defence officials, say.
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