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The strategy is meant to “deter U.S. intervention in a conflict in China’s near-seas region over Taiwan or some other issue, or failing that, delay the arrival or reduce the effectiveness of intervening U.S. forces,” according to an August report from the Congressional Research Service on China’s naval modernization.
The Soviets had used a similar strategy during the Cold War. According to the report, the Soviets used the strategy to block the United States from intervening in a NATO-Warsaw Pact conflict.
The Chinese regime has a few weapons the Soviets did not, particularly anti-ship ballistic missiles. Yet, it still lags behind the the area of submarine and anti-submarine warfare.
China is making “moderate progress” in anti-submarine warfare, according to the Congressional Research Center. It states that given its developments in deploying sonars on warships and other systems for anti-submarine warfare, the PLAN “may be more capable of identifying adversary submarines in limited areas by 2020.”
It states that given its developments in deploying sonars on warships and other systems for anti-submarine warfare, the PLAN “may be more capable of identifying adversary submarines in limited areas by 2020.”
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
This might be a dumb question, but is that not what every army does?
They prepare to fight any possible enemy. They know American subs are a formidable force so they train and equip to fight them.
originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: pikestaff
There are some well respected military advisors to the government and our military that have been warning of the rising China with a great deal of trepidation for some time now.
Considering the history of man and war over the last 2000 year.....its just a matter of time. The latest great effort, since WWII, to make the world a place were the superpowers would abstain from fighting each other directly has run its course.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Well, the only one China has to worry about is the US. Same with Russia. They could easily take out any other nation in the world if they wanted to. Countries do not militarize unless there is a need to. China does not seem to be trying to expand at all, just trying to keep what it already has.