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Originally posted by American Mad Man
US millitary doctrine dictates that it be able to fight in 2 main theatres of war. more to the point, Asia and the Middle east in this case.
Assuming that Russia gets involved in this is silly. What does Russia have to gain by invading Taiwan with China? All they are going to do is go to war with the US - and for what? Someone elses land? Doubt it - the Russians aren't that stupid.
This leaves the US to fight China, Korea, and in the Middle east.
As the US has shown, it can dominate the Middle east when it wants to (in a strict millitary sense) on airpower alone.
The US would probably give up South Korea for a short time if the North went full on attack (lack of men there), but reclaim it after some time.
China would be stoped by the US navy - it is well known that China could not land on Taiwan if the US navy interviened. No boat would make it to shore.
This all of course assumes no nukes......
In terms of conflict in East Asia, between China and US+Japan. I believe Russia will try to stay away and benefit from their weapon sales. EU will not enter the fray, at least France and Germany will stay away.
Originally posted by Murcielago
zcheng, I have read many of your posts through out forums, and was curious to what country you live in. I hope its not the United States because you do alot of US bashing, and its oblivious that you would love nothing more then to see the US crumble.
And if the United States were loosing the war and having there homeland invaded they would by no means sit down and turn on CNN they would grab their guns and ammo and shoot the # out of any enemy invading their land.
BTW the US kicked the # out of Sadams military (Twice). And you consider that they lost (WTF). They beat Iraq in 3 weeks. Just because were still there all that means is were commited to help them get back of their feet.
As for North Koreas Nuclear capabilities, In september the US will have a part of their missile shield up.(enough to stop NK Nukes)-(if they have any).
The United States has Oil Reserves in case you forget maybe not enough to fight in several fronts but enough fo its stealth bombers to hit anywhere in the world. Plus within 15 years i believe Hydrogen will be around if not more used then todays gasoline.
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
My personal opinion is that China, India, and the US will eventually be the sole remaining allies against the spread of fanatical Islam and the barbarism it will bring to those that will not see it coming.
Article from aug. 04 popular mechanics talks about the shortage of tritium, and that without it the U.S. nuke stockpile will be worthless. I guess we have been using tritium from former soviet nukes, that we "helped" to dismantle, but thats gone too.
Originally posted by d1k
I wouldn't compare the Tiger and the F22. The tiger had thicker armour and a more powerful gun but was slow and not so agile. It was somewhat "taken care of" when the US/Brits fit their tanks with a modification to their main turret giving it a bigger punch.
The F22 is so beyond anything any air force in this world has, and thats just the tid bits that they allowed the public to know/
Originally posted by Murcielago
zcheng you never said what country you live in?
I can't believe you support the Iraqi resistance! If they would stop killing out troops and car bombings then we could leave there sand box country. But the more killing there just means the longer we'll have to stay, if they were smart they would relize that and stop blowing up there country. The US by no means wants to occupy that country. Were still there cause were sticking to our word.
If Saddam would of alloud UN Nuclear inspection and stop trying to be sneaky then we wouldn't of gone over there.
I believe it will work. But as for lasers, there not yet perfected(yet). What the United States wants would be a solid state laser which would have an amazing range. But our technology isn't there yet, thats why the ABL is a chemical laser because we can't produce the power requirment needed for a solid state laser.
Ok now on to (LOL), you believe the US has learned how to create unlimited energy, learned from ET.