Former USPACOM cmdr to observe Taiwan military Han Kuang exercises

Han Kuang exercises to be held April 22-26, retired Admiral Samuel J. Locklear expected to lead US observer delegation

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/04/07
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) is preparing for the

Samuel J. Locklear, file photo, Dec. 2012 (By Wikimedia Commons)

upcoming 35th annual Han Kuang (漢光) military exercises to be held April 22 to April 26.

As in years previous, a delegation from the United States will join as observers. This year the U.S. group is expected to be headed by retired admiral and former USPACOM Commander, Samuel J. Locklear.

Locklear is an expert in surface warfare operations and is familiar with Taiwan’s tactical situation, having served as USPACOM Commander from 2012 to 2015.

UDN reports that the Han Kuang exercises will consist of Taiwanese military units divided into a Red Force and Blue force. The Red Force, under the command of the President of the Taiwan National Defense University, will initiate a mock attack on Taiwan.

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