(Reporter Huang Shao-en of Military News Agency, Taipei, 2nd) The war between Russia and Ukraine has not eased, while CCP aircraft continue to invade and harass our airspace. Due to the international security situation and the development of the enemy situation, the Ministry of National Defense has (MND) been closely monitoring and should respond prudently to the situation. Today, the MDN again released the “Rally in Unity to Firmly Defend the Homeland” video, which has not only stressed the physical improvement of combat power with our Armed Forces, but has also demonstrated its firm determination and strength for self-defense. It is thus hoped that everyone will unite together to strengthen that spiritual force as well as consolidate our psychological defense. Only by being self-reliant and standing on our own feet first can we deter the enemy from attacking us and start the war lightly.
The "Rally in Unity to Defend the Homeland" video emphasizes that it is the sole responsibility of the Armed Forces to protect the family and hometown. Furthermore, it is the bound duty of the Armed Forces to defend the survival and development of the Republic of China and protect the safety and well-being of its nationals.
The MND stated that the Armed Forces are striving for armament preparations and training as they work to improve armaments and national defense for combat capabilities at all times. These efforts are not just designed to stop war, but also to declare to the world that we are not provocative, for we love democracy and freedom as we are an important and friendly force for upholding regional peace and stability.
The Armed Forces have continued to build up national defense and speed up the pace of indigenous national defense. Any training of combat readiness aims to strengthen the defense force, better the Armed Forces, improve combat power, and prepare for war in order to maintain democracy and freedom. On the other hand, the strength of solidarity is immense, whereas the upholding of invisible combat power is even more critical. As for the psychological level, there can be no ground for us to relax, and we must be steadfast with our mindset.
The MND pointed out that historical experiences have already shown us that we cannot count on the good will of the enemy for peace, as national security is only possible when built on our own strength. "One defending one’s own country" means that the solid capability of national defense requires not only sophisticated weapons and equipment but also an unshakable and high will for defense. As long as we are united in oneness, we can achieve the goals of national defense to sustain regional peace and the security of Taiwan Strait.