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Taiwan holds massive Han Kuang military drills as tensions with China build

CNN

By Eric Cheung, CNN

In simulated scenes, a hostile enemy attempts to seize control of a key waterway close to the Taiwanese capital. Attacking from sea and air, the invading forces target the mouth of the Tamsui River on the island’s northern coast — a strategic estuary that provides direct access to the center of Taipei.

In response, Taiwan’s military scrambles Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) jets and tanks, while ground troops detonate explosives to stop the advancement.

The scenes are part of the week-long Han Kuang exercises held across Taiwan and its outlying islands until Friday. The annual event has been running since 1984 and involves all branches of Taiwan’s military — including its reserve forces — in an effort to boost overall defense capabilities…READ FULL ARTICLE HERE… – KTVZ

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