“Security is of foremost and utmost importance”. Every country in the world will do whatever it takes to safeguard its country and intelligence. Anti-espionage is an important intelligence act to ensure a country’s security. From ancient times, intelligence has been confidential. Keeping military secret directly relates to a force’s existence and development and a war’s victory or defeat. Therefore, it must be extremely careful. Despite this, spy activity around the world is not easing up because of situation development and enemy-friend relation change. It is a never-ceasing invisible war.
Exchange between Taiwan and China is increasingly becoming vibrant. With so many open and cooperation policies, is it possible that Chinese intelligence personnel would find any opportunity to induct Taiwanese or Taiwan’s military personnel and obtain important secrets related to Taiwan’s security? This remains to be seen. As such, in order to further discuss the strategy, scope and effects of Communist spies engaging in intelligence activity, we will analyze Communist spy cases which have been cracked down by Taiwan in recent years. Moreover, we will discuss the reasons why they took place.
Chapter 1 is an introduction, including motivation and purpose, research method and structure, literature review and research limits, explanation and implication of related terms. Chapter 2 covers military anti-espionage mechanism and intelligence gathering, including change of the military anti-espionage agency, brief view of military anti-espionage task, intelligence gathering regulations and methods. Chapter 3 offers an analysis on spy cases in the Taiwan military in recent years, including pattern of infiltration and induction by Communist spies, overview of spy cases in the Taiwan military that have been cracked down in recent years, analysis on characteristics of spy cases. Chapter 4 contains a work review and planning of intelligence gathering by the Taiwan military anti-espionage agency, including discussion of anti-espionage problem in the Taiwan military, challenges that faces the current intelligence gathering task, planning of intelligence gathering task in the future. Chapter 5 is a conclusion, including reflection on the research and suggestions.
This study attempts to, through related theses, books, the Internet, etc., understand and generalize references, mechanism and approach of intelligence gathering laws related to Taiwan’s and the military’s existing anti-espionage task, in order to conform to law and regulation. Besides, we will analyze key spy cases which have taken places in Taiwan and the military in recent years. The purpose is to understand the cause behind these spy cases. Finally, we will identify problems related to the intelligence gathering mechanism of the military’s existing anti-espionage task.