With a suprise blitzkrieg, the chineese pushed back the americans for all of a few weeks. After that, we counterattacked, recaptured every inch of
territory that was taken, and blunted every single following offensive by the chineese. We recaptured Seoul and crossed into NK for a SECOND time. No,
we did not lose the war at all. Not to mention that chineese casualties were five times more than US casualties because China likes to send out human
waves to get mowed down. Backed by the NATO? Sure we were. You were backed by the soviet union. You had 250,000 more troops than we did, and after the
initial rush we STILL pushed China back.
Here is the way I see the inevitable second stalemate: There is no way that the US can defeat china in an all out war in that area. If China throws
itself into the war, a few CVBGs cant absorb the rocket rain, I agree.
If you want to talk full blow war however, there is no way that China's power stretches beyonds its borders. China would lose a war ANYWHERE but
INSIDE CHINA ITSELF. No way USA can carry out an invasion, no way china can leave.
As for the limited conflict that IS IN FACT this topic, taking out most if not ALL cruise missiles launched by china is a simple matter of setting up
SAMS and CIWS behind mountains in Taiwan. Unless your weapons can see through mountains, you cant TOUCH strategically based defenses, I doubt they
would even be DETECTED. The reason is simply physics. The missiles would have to pass over the mountains, than literally turn around and fly back
towards the side of the mountain facing away from china, and THAN hit a SAM site or AAA site WITHOUT being shot down.
Too bad USA is out of range of China weapons? Works both ways. As soon as china has weapons in range, those weapons are in range of US weapons. The
USA also has the best ballistic missile defense in the world (except maybe S-400) with the PAC-3 on a ground based system.
All that is needed to counter chineese ballistic missiles is the Patriot missile. Ten of them, hiding behind Taiwan, would take out most BMs while
ship based missiles would crush the rest.
Super planes? Even our F-15Cs and New Advanced F-18"G" as I like to call it (JHMCS, radar focusing weapons) would match PLAAF in the air easily, if
not obliterate all of it.
You also overestimate chinas "waves". If you are talking about landing craft, they would be mowed down by guided missiles. If you are talking about
warships, than you VASTLY overestimate china. The US has the largest and most powerful navy on the planet. If war starts, it will go into overdrive
production JUST LIKE CHINA's navy will. There is no way the chineese navy can outmatch the USN at this time, so the "boat waves" you speak of do
not currently exist.
If any of this information is wrong please correct me
[edit on 13-3-2007 by BlackWidow23]