Defense News
109/11/22

In response to media reports that "the chief of a crew from the Air Force took his own life", Air Force Command stated today (22nd) that a sergeant major, named Huang and affiliated with Hualien Base, attempted to commit suicide at the camp this evening. When unit officers and soldiers discovered the sergeant major, he was immediately sent to Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital urgent medical treatment, but was later pronounced dead.


Air Force Command points out that Sergeant Major Huang was responsible for ground equipment and had nothing to do with the plane crash. Command urges the public not to speculate. In addition, Command has also assigned cadres to accompany and assist Huang’s family members through this difficult time, and work with the Prosecution to clarify the series of events. Furthermore, Command requests each and every unit to strengthen publicity and its respect for life, education, and psychological counseling so this tragic event does not happen again.
109/11/21

The Ministry of National Defense states today (21st) that a US destroyer sailed from north to south through the Taiwan Strait, and then continued to travel south.


The MND points out that while the US military vessel sailed southward through the Taiwan Strait, the Armed Forces have resorted to joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance actions to master relevant developments at sea and in our airspace throughout the entire process. Conditions are considered normal.
About MND

The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent

Words from the Minister

The various and complicated affairs of national defense are closely correlated with the safety of our people’s lives and properties. I, De-Fa, am honored to take over the office of Ministry of National Defense today, 26th of February, and I deeply feel that I have great responsibility. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of the former Minister Feng, all kinds of reforms of national defense have been well established. Moreover, our officers and soldiers are devoted to the government and strongly maintain at their position. Especially in the rescue work The various and complicated affairs of national defense are closely correlated with the safety of our people’s lives and properties. I, De-Fa, am honored to take over the office of Ministry of National Defense today, 26th of February, and I deeply feel that I have great responsibility. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of the former Minister Feng, all kinds of reforms of national defense have been well established. Moreover, our officers and soldiers are devoted to the government and strongly maintain at their position. Especially in the rescue work