Monday, May 13, 2013

Taiwan’s military flexes its muscles: A photo essay on Han Kuang 29

Main battle tanks ready to unleash their fury
The recent Han Kuang series of exercises on Penghu Island was a serious display of Taiwan's military power 

The Taiwanese military recently held the 29th edition of its Han Kuang series of exercises with a display of force unseen since President Ma Ying-jeou came into office in 2008. A total of 7,682 soldiers from the Air Force, Navy and Army took part in the counter-assault exercise on the outlying island of Penghu that simulated an amphibious attack by the People’s Liberation Army. 

My article — and photos — published today in The Diplomat, continues here.

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