LACKING DIRECTION:The National Security Council should not have judicial reform or polling experts in its leadership, as they do not suit the agency’s role, an ex-official said
Date: Jun 12, 2017
By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporter
The purpose and duties of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) National Security
Council (NSC) are obscure, and despite a reshuffle of members, no clear strategic objectives have emerged, former national security officials said.
Tsai’s appointments seem to support no particular policy direction, compared with the national security teams of former presidents Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), which highlighted foreign policy and cross-strait relations respectively, former officials said.
Former chief of the General Staff Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) and academic Tsai Ming-Yen (蔡明彥) were sworn in on Monday last week as NSC secretary-general and deputy secretary-general respectively. [FULL STORY]