Sun, Nov 16, 2003 - Page 8 News List

Better national security net needed

By the Liberty Times editorial

All in all, national security is much more than the duty of either the coast guard or the defense ministry. The most important thing is to have a comprehensive and integrated "national security net" mechanism through which the actions of the different government branches can be integrated and coordinated.

This is the way to deal with China's unification propaganda and smuggling. Otherwise, everyone in Taiwan will suffer.

Therefore, we must seriously call on the National Security Council -- which is in charge of national security policymaking -- to make tougher demands on the coast guard and all relevant ministries on the one hand, and on the other hand to immediately draft a proposal or blueprint for the establishment of the "national security net." It isn't too late to act -- yet.

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