Taiwan To Cut Troops Amid Warming China Ties

From AP:

Taiwan’s military will proceed with a plan to slash the number of troops as relations with China improve and modern weapons technologies are introduced, an official said Monday.

The Defense Ministry will cut the island’s 275,000 troops over the next four years, but has yet to decide on the level of cuts, ministry spokeswoman Lisa Chih said.

“It is part of the defense forces’ restructuring, taking into consideration the new type of warfare, mainland relations and other external factors,” Chih said.

January 19, 2009 7:17 AM
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