It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: Zaphod58
Our military is still geared to fight the way it was in the 90s. Instead of going smaller and more effective, they want to go for the sledgehammer approach.
It’s took me forever to find this article . In 2017 China’s armor tactics were still at the divisional level . Then they conducted non-simulated wargames.
A Chinese armored division ( red team) went up against a (blue team) that was organized to emulate a US armor brigade.
The outcome of the exercise blew them away . The blue team won 32 times and had 1 defeat. Against one of the best equipped armored divisions in the Chinese army. They suffered 70% simulated casualties . The red team political officer was caught crying on camera . Lol
Apparently that was enough for Xi. He cut 300,000 troops, finally decided to decentralize command to a joint command structure and initiate changes closer to our tactics and unit strength.
They even did a documentary on it shortly afterwards that was aired on regular TV ! This is speculation but I would guess he did that so he wouldn’t have to battle as hard with the old guard .
Here it is of course it’s in Chinese. But hey I guess we couldn’t get them to go full-fledged American and adopt the English language. For the hat trick . Lol