Wednesday, 10 July 2013


"Resistance to foreign input, especially from U.S. defense officials with substantial combat experience, will also have to cease. Based on discussions with individuals who have spent time in the military, far too often recommendations made by U.S. observers are ignored and go unmentioned in official documents, ostensibly as they would be interpreted as direct criticism of a general’s performance. In many instances, only the most superficial recommendations, those that have no influence on actual combat effectiveness, are ever implemented."
"Another problem that will have to be addressed as Taiwan’s military becomes slimmer is the lack of trust between officers, NCOs and soldiers, which tends to paralyze the system and precludes initiative and creativity in emergency situations."
Re-presented without futher comment from this article in the Diplomat.

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