Chapter XIII. Fundamental National Policies
Section 1. National Defense
The national defense of the Republic of China shall have as its objective the safeguarding of national security and the preservation of world peace.
The organization of national defense shall be prescribed by law.
The land, sea and air forces of the whole country shall be above personal, regional, or party affiliations, shall be loyal to the state, and shall protect the people.
No political party and no individual shall make use of armed forces as an instrument in a struggle for political powers.
No military man in active service may concurrently hold a civil office.