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Taiwan to set up cyberwarfare force

2016/05/26 17:51:16

(CNA file photo)

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬 ) said Thursday that his ministry will establish a cyberwarfare force to complement the country's navy, army and air force.

Speaking at a legislative hearing, Feng said the "fourth force" will be set up under a new policy, in light of the growing importance of information and electronic warfare.

With the establishment of the cyberwarfare unit, the defense ministry will focus on asymmetric deterrent strike capacity, he said.

It is important and it is "our responsibility" to establish such a force, Feng said.

(By Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu)