Many Taiwanese reservists lack proper combat training and some analysts say they will not be able to support regular troops on the battlefield. Photo: Reuters
Many Taiwanese reservists lack proper combat training and some analysts say they will not be able to support regular troops on the battlefield. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan

Taiwan hopes to give its ‘strawberry soldiers’ real bite after critics warn reserve can’t fight PLA

  • The island’s defence ministry is planning to overhaul the training conscripts that reservists are given amid growing tensions with the Chinese mainland
  • Critics have said their current training is inadequate, leaving a reserve force that, like the fruit, can be easily squashed

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Many Taiwanese reservists lack proper combat training and some analysts say they will not be able to support regular troops on the battlefield. Photo: Reuters
Many Taiwanese reservists lack proper combat training and some analysts say they will not be able to support regular troops on the battlefield. Photo: Reuters
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