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James Kraska is a guest investigator at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the former Oceans Policy Adviser for the Director of Strategic Plans & Policy, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The views presented are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the Department of Defense.
Originally posted by apacheman
It might take the Navy forever to get anywhere, but the USAF can be, can strike anywhere in the world in a matter of hours, if not minutes.
Originally posted by von_noobie
Well the time line for all of this is horrible to say the least.. China having That ability by only 2015... haha funny.
I actually like to keep this sort of stuff semi realistic...
1. Chinese ships are completely and uterly crap, proven by the amount of compalints from buyers, as in navys looking for cheap ships returning them couse the electrics didnt work, or the engines kept breaking, or the weapons wouldnt fire.... They are just floating scrap heaps.
Ballistic missle hitting a carrier, uhuh.. right, possible.. but there are weapons capable of shooting them down.
Diesel-electric submarine stealthier then a US nuclear submarine... People.. Diesel electric submarines make less noise full stop.. You want best Diesel-electric sub.. Look at the Australian Collins class, Respinsible for sinking US carrier in war games.. plus fihting off 2 nuclear subs atthe same time.. and another time snuck into the middle of a US amphibious assault group... need i say more on t he Aussie subs? =)
US 5th located in South Korea, aswell as land and airforces there plus the South korean forces... then theresthe US forces in Japan... Pretty much blocking China from the open pacific. Even if China could have larger number of forces, It would take time and big losses to break out into the open pacific, by which time they have a half dozen carrier groups there.
And the details.. wtf.. $9 Billion dollers and 7years to replace? for an Aircraft carrier, Well the US has 11 of them, and they only take about 4 years to produce.. and the latest design is only costing in at $5.1 Billion.. plus aircraft. Facts people.. they do help.
And solid fuel missiles? wtf they suck. One mistake and could turn and attack one your own ships... or citys.. and no way to shut off the engine couse solid fuel missiles burn till the end...
This is just a load of stupidity, No offence... A much better time line and more facts are needed.