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Ma to preside over computer-simulated five-day war game


The military will hold an annual computer-simulated war game this month and a real-fire war game in September to test its ability to counter a Chinese attack, press reports said yesterday.

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) will preside over the computer-simulated war games, code-named Han Kuang (Chinese Glory) 24, which include a simulation of an attack by China between June 22 and June 27, a Central News Agency (CNA) report said yesterday.

The computerized war game will simulate Chinese warplanes bombing the nation’s airports, harbors, power stations and bridges and Chinese troops landing on the coast.

The military will launch a counter-attack to prevent a Chinese invasion, CNA said.

The computer-simulated war game will be followed by a live-fire military drill to be held in September.

Taiwan will mobilize its army, navy and air force, and call up 30,000 reserves to participate in the live-fire drill.

Although Ma has promised not to seek independence or unification, and China has responded by agreeing to resume dialogue, Ma has insisted on the need to continue to buy modern weapons from the US for self-defense purposes.

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