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Taiwan Demonstrates Military Might

Taiwan has begun five days of large-scale military exercises meant to demonstrate its ability to defend itself against any attack from mainland China.
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An AH-1W attack helicopter launches flares during Han Kuang military exercises in Penghu county, Taiwan, April 17, 2013.
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An AH-1W attack helicopter launches flares during Han Kuang military exercises in Penghu county, Taiwan, April 17, 2013.

Taiwan held its first large-scale live-fire military exercise in five years, as President Ma Ying-jeou called on soldiers to maintain their "sense of crisis" as China builds up its military.
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Taiwan held its first large-scale live-fire military exercise in five years, as President Ma Ying-jeou called on soldiers to maintain their "sense of crisis" as China builds up its military.

Rockets are fired from Thunderbolt 2000 multi-rocket launchers during Han Kuang military exercises in Penghu county, Taiwan, April 17, 2013.
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Rockets are fired from Thunderbolt 2000 multi-rocket launchers during Han Kuang military exercises in Penghu county, Taiwan, April 17, 2013.

A Scout helicopter launches missiles during Han Kuang military exercises in Penghu county, Taiwan, April 17, 2013. 
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A Scout helicopter launches missiles during Han Kuang military exercises in Penghu county, Taiwan, April 17, 2013. 

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