Thursday, September 21, 2017

Taiwan conducted an "all service" readiness exercise....

The MND statement was released following a local media report that members of the public noticed fighter jets flying overhead islandwide. Some also saw armored vehicles on the streets, according to the United Daily News.

Some feared the maneuvers could be a response measure against possible Chinese fighter jets invading Taiwanese airspace, as several types of Chinese military aircraft have been reported flying close to the nation's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the past few months, the report said.

In response, the MND said that the take-off and landing of fighter jets were part of a scheduled air defense drill to test all three main branches of the armed forces -- the Air Force, Navy and Army -- response measures in the event of an enemy invasion at night.

Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) gave special credit to all the servicemen and women who took part in the exercise, which was led by Chief of the General Staff Adm. Lee Hsi-ming (李喜明). 
Story here. 

Am I missing something in Taiwan?

An "all service" night time exercise?

You don't think that the Taiwanese believe that if there is action against N. Korea this winter that the China could use the distraction to launch an invasion do you?

Naw.  That's crazy talk.  Right?

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