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China/US war will have no benefits for either side. The Americans are going to have to take it on the chin that they arent the world's only superpower
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
See, I don't think you can assume no nukes when you're talking about the big boys. Any land confrontation would get out of hand really quick, I would expect. Could you see China facing a US land invasion and not using them? That is what nukes are for, to deter that kind of stuff. No thanks.
Originally posted by devilwasp
you might not be right there mad man china has many weapons and plans we know nothing about
even the best military forces can be decieveid
Originally posted by mbkennel
The US would probably lose some ships and planes in that scrap, but the Chinese would probably lose at least 5x for every US plane. If the US could successfully deploy most of its F-22 fleet to Taiwan first, then that alone could be very successful, as it has fully dominant air-air capability, as well as strike capability about equivalent to a F-117.
I believe the US has only 1 Raptor detachment (for now). F-15s would be doing the work, and doing it well as they have for decades.
At that point the US might be able to land some troops---but what then?
On land, US force relies heavily on armor and helicopters .
On land, a US invasion would be really bogged down right away, as the Chinese would certainly have far better anti-armor missiles than the Iraqi resistance, and far better anti-helicopter missiles as well. Not to mention an actually trained army. When a small band of actually militarily capable Iraqis regrouped in Fallujah and surrounding regions, they were actually able to inflict some significant hurt to the Marines, whereas before, almost all Iraqi army fighting was characterized by near total incompetence or cowardice.
A conventual army would play into the US hands - If we can identify an actual army, we can attack it without exposing our GI's. They would be better served going into guarilla style fighting.
Regarding Taiwan: the Chinese have I think only one successful way to win. It would be a surprise massive missile barrage, including neutron bombs on all the Taiwanese military facilities, cluster munitions to crater all the airfields preventing U.S. planes from landing, followed by an immediate demand for Taiwanese surrender. The Taiwanese might take the deal.
Originally posted by Laxpla
Okay, man I wish I was president if a China war with USA goes on. Id say, "Okay people, raise both your hands at ALL times, if you let them down, BAM " And a attitude like that. Also, bush's dog died. He should get a Pitbull or a Rott, saying his strenght and saying he dosnt put up with stuff,