posted on Nov, 22 2002 @ 03:19 AM
Actually I believe you are a bit wrong on your information about the Chinese capabilities.
They have significantly good technology, they have the world's largest airforce as well, so that defeats any naval plans we have for bombarding
...some of the higher tech that they have than us, includes the most recent development of the longer ranged "over the horizon" missle.
Others are the Non-Radar guided Sam site (which uses the vortex of the plane along with other factors to home in on it.)
Also their T-85 tanks are better than our M1-A2s, they are made with a chinese varient of composite armor, more of it at slopes like our own and have
a 125 mm rifled main gun where as we have only a 120 mm smooth-bore.
Their range to hit (like germany's leopard II's) are greater than ours by about hmm I think it is 100-500 meters. Meaning they can peirce our armor
before we can peirce theirs.
The best thing we have going for us, is our various other anti-tank weapons, but sadly we only have one factory in the U.S. that produces our Abrams
MBT, in ohio. Our production is not fast enough (yet) to maintain a ground war against China.
Before WWII we had been re-arming for about 2 years, we have no such advantage now, either we sit back for about a year and let china pummel India and
Russia, and build up our production lines once more, or we throw what we have at them and hope it holds out until we can raise a much larger army.
Either way it would be a War LONG in China's favor, much like our Civil War was long in the south's favor.