Taiwan plans to fight on even after a Chinese landing

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Even the rapid proliferation of tiny, explosives-laden drones doesn’t alter that calculation. “The extensive use of [unmanned aerial systems] – for all the changes it has wrought – has yet to prove decisive, and has not pushed traditional ground combat capabilities from the battlefield,” analyst Nick Reynolds wrote for the Royal United Services Institute in London...“In complex terrain, medium motorized forces may fit operational needs,” Reynolds wrote. They’re especially useful in crowded cities, where bigger tanks might not be able to maneuver. Taiwan is one of the most urbanized countries in the world.