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originally posted by: johnwick
a reply to: Puppylove
You bring up a very important aspect, just in terms of money, the US must have a lot of hidden technology.
I don't care how much spying China does, the US spends more on defense in one year than they do in a decade.
The gap must be much larger in reality than in appearance
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: PresidentHeston
just because China has stolen blueprints for advanced US tech doesn't mean they have the ability to manufacture it. Secondly it doesn't mean they have the right material to manufacture it.
The blueprints for a 5th generation US fighter are worthless if you cant manufacture the correct parts with the correct material.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
The last time there was a direct fight between China and the U.S. was in the Korean War.
The Chinese suffered around 1,000,000 casualties. That, I'm sure, is not forgotten. Both nations are basically safe from traditional invasion. China through sheer numbers, the U.S. with healthy numbers of their own and the sheer number of weapons.