Sunday, 22 April 2012

Jaffa Cakes

"The purpose of live-fire drills is to simulate real combat situations as closely as possible and test the feasibility of overall tactics, as well as the reliability of weapons and equipment in complex combat environments.... It is not unreasonable, therefore, for people to question the reasons for canceling live-fire drills and to criticize this move as likely to weaken Taiwan’s national defense."
This was Wang Jyh-perng (王志鵬) in translation for the Taipei Times today; Wang is a reserve navy captain and associate research fellow with the Association for Managing Defense and Strategies. I rolled my eyes when I read that the drills weren't live-fire - just a show to give the military the minimum of "face". Atrocious.

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