Defense News


(Written by Reporter Chen, Chien-Hsing from Military News Agency, Taoyuan, November 17th)

    To effectively enhance the ability to handle the warning of security and emergency, the military held “2016 Zone Defense and Security Exercise” today. Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Wang, Hsing-Wei asked cadres at all levels to set up emergency response mechanisms and existing operating procedures and exert the maximum efficacy of protection based on the appropriateness and feasibility of troops and camp.

    In response to recent terrorist attacks in Paris and improvements in camp security and response measures, Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Wang, Hsing-Wei hosted the exercise and proposed specific work guidelines for the establishment of standard operating procedures; Wang praised each unit on behalf of Minister Guangchi Gao and Chief of Staff General Yen for their efforts to fulfill the security service, improve their emergency responses, and ensure the overall security of the camp.

 Deputy Chief of Staff Wang encouraged cadres at all levels to always keep a close connection with allies and ensure the normal operation of command and communications, so as to exert the high efficacy of support. Wang indicated that each combat zone supervised every defense zone based on the guideline for zone defense and worked with the local military police, police, fire department, and counterintelligence entity to complete the support protocol and timely grasp intelligence, hoping to provide assistance in emergencies.

 Deputy Chief of Staff Wang emphasized that the purpose of zone security exercise is to enhance the security service and ensure the overall safety. “Protection against External Raid and Internal Rebellion” has always been the top guideline for the camp security. This guideline is provided for officers and soldiers to refer to on duty and fulfill the maintenance of camp security. The exercise was held in the morning at the Gaoshanding camp, Yangmei. More than 400 vice officers and supervisors from Army, Navy, and Air Force Command Headquarters and each command were invited to participate in the exercise. The exercise was held by real soldiers, equipment, and field practice. Armed forces, hospitals, schools, warehouses, military law, and military prosecution offices in each combat zone and defense zone were included in the command system and response group according to the gist of “small change, chain reaction, and overall response”. In addition, related response schemes were also stipulated to strengthen the overall emergency response.