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Taiwan eyes long-range missiles to deter Chinese threat

New defense review warns of rising cross-strait tensions and 'gray zone' ops

A fighter jet and cruise missiles at Taiwan's Makung Air Force Base. The island plans to modernize its military and bolster recruitment to its forces as tensions with mainland China rise.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan aims to counter Chinese military pressure by building up its own forces with long-range missiles and stronger cyber defenses, according to its latest defense review.

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