MAINTAINED:A unit of the 66th Brigade was moved closer to Taipei to fend off a potential military strike, and its training has been ongoing, a defense official said
Date: Oct 12, 2017
By: Aaron Tu and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The military is capable of defending against “decapitation strike” strategies aimed at
the nation, Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) said at a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign and National Defense Committee yesterday.
Responding to questions from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Ding-yu (王定宇), Office for Operations and Planning Director Lieutenant General Chiang Chen-chung (姜振中) said that the nation had a dedicated military unit to defend Taipei.
The Marines 66th Brigade, based in New Taipei City’s Linkou Township (林口), was established in 2005 and is responsible for defending Taipei against decapitation strikes.
In April, the brigade moved one infantry battalion to Fuxinggang (復興崗) in Taipei’s Beitou District (北投) to improve its response time. [FULL STORY]