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

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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