Black People Politics : China thinks it can defeat America in battle

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  1. Kadijah

    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    By David Axe, War is Boring | 8:54am ET
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    Sorry, China, but the U.S. still has the upper hand. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared Hill/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
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    The bad news first. The People's Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing.

    Now the good news. China is wrong — and for one major reason. It apparently disregards the decisive power of America's nuclear-powered submarines.


    http://theweek.com/article/index/264032/china-thinks-it-can-defeat-america-in-battle

    Do we have anything to worry about?
     
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    welp, we could easily remove china from the face of the earth but then the fallout would arrive over here.
    anyone thinking about large scale war is an idiot. no one can win. mutually assured destruction.
     
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    I hate to think of the nuclear winters that would mess up the global climate.
     
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    BTW : china sells too much stuff over here to mess around with this kind of thinking.......
     
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    FWIW : ask the Japanese how much of an opponent the Chinese were in WWII......
     
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    Obviously none of the respondents have read the article. (smh)
     
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    America hasnt fought 'total war' style since the '40s. America wasnt even a superpower and the world still had to rebuild Europe.

    The US has a military budget that dwarfs all others for reason. That's why I don't complain about the war machine. We all benefit and its tge only thing that keeps an invasion at bay.

    The US would win against China - so long as americans support it and that cld only happen if china went 'pearl harbor' on us - but not without heavy losses. We don't need to be fighting in Asia. Hell, no. The terrain alone...would ensure a long and bloody engagement.

    China's not trying to go to war with America, anyhow. N.Korea runs off at the mouth at the US bc it knows this. China doesnt want a nuke-laden at its doorstep but it wont be quick to fight Anerica bc of N Korea.
    The US and China are bus partners. Owe someone $1mil? They own you. Owe someone a bil? You own them...and, contrary to popular belief, China really doesnt have the upper hand. America charges greenbacks up China's back... because it can.
    There's no gain in fighting America unless they want to shoot themselves in the foot.
     
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    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    **sigh**

    For years, Chinese military planning assumed that any attack by the People's Liberation Army on Taiwan or a disputed island would have to begin with a Pearl Harbor-style preemptive missile strike by China against U.S. forces in Japan and Guam. The PLA was so afraid of overwhelming American intervention that it genuinely believed it could not win unless the Americans were removed from the battlefield before the main campaign even began.

    A preemptive strike was, needless to say, a highly risky proposition. If it worked, the PLA just might secure enough space and time to defeat defending troops, seize territory, and position itself for a favorable post-war settlement.

    But if China failed to disable American forces with a surprise attack, Beijing could find itself fighting a full-scale war on at least two fronts: against the country it was invading plus the full might of U.S. Pacific Command, fully mobilized and probably strongly backed by the rest of the world.

    That was then. But after two decades of sustained military modernization, the Chinese military has fundamentally changed its strategy in just the last year or so. According to Fuell, recent writings by PLA officers indicate "a growing confidence within the PLA that they can more-readily withstand U.S. involvement."

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    The Chinese want Taiwan. The U.S. doesn't want China to have Taiwan. The article is talking about Taiwan and how the Chinese figure they can successfully go up against the U.S. and take it back.
     
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    The neutron bomb was specifically designed for high impact and low yield. It was specifically designed for the Chinese. It eill take out the army and any weapons they may have. The fall out will be localized and minimal







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    i did and it was crap.
     
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