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Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by Cosmic4life
The Germans were defeated by Mother nature and a stubborn attitude, just like Napoleon got his.
The Russians just practiced the "scorched earth" plan and ran.
Burn everything you plan on leaving behind so nothing can be used.
The winter and sheer size got the Germans, but wars are not primarily faught on the ground nowadays.
Technical superiority alone does not win wars. Don't believe me? Ask the Germans in WWII. It takes more than superior technology.
Originally posted by TinfoilTP
This time around it is technical superiority not industrial might.
Numbers do not win wars, logistics does. How would they get those millions of troops here? How would they feed them? arm them? keep their feet shod? Where would the fuel for their tanks and aircraft come from? They cannot invade North America. It is logistically impossible for the Chinese to do so.
Originally posted by CapSolo
Are you kidding me. China would totally will us in a war. With those numbers, please, just surround our troops with 2 million soldiers and we would be done.
Originally posted by Bdizzl3
reply to post by JerryB08
Maybe its a ploy like on south park, Oh you american ***** so big.
You can't just kill enemy combatants once they surrender.
Originally posted by JerryB08
reply to post by grey580
Obviously you don't know anything about the military. No offense the age of Sheer numbers is over. Even during the Civil War. Sheer numbers didn't work so well in that conflict. Considering The Confederates where out numbered in every single engagement. Sometimes 5 to to 1. And still managed to beat the Union for 4 years.
China tried your idea in the Korean War and totally got massacred. They realized then it wasn't such a good idea. That was also the mind set of the Iraqi Army. 500 Tank destroying 4000? Number's mean nothing in the modern military, It's just more bodies. You can't shot at something your system thinks is a small feathery bird. It won't let you. ( Your SAS system ) Same examples in the Navy. They are deploying lasers.
I must disagree. Having the capacity to mass produce cheap junk will not win them any wars. Not even considering the fact that they lose their biggest customer. Yes, the US manufacturing base is severely depleted. But not when it comes to weapons and munitions manufacturing. The military-industrial complex is alive and well in the US. One "good thing" that would happen from such a war is that we would be cut off from cheap Chinese imports. Maybe, just maybe that would lead to the return of commercial manufacturing in the US???
IF we were to ever become entangled in a drawn out battle against a highly productive nation such as China.
A noted Chinese theorist on modern warfare, Chang Mengxiong, compared China's form of fighting to "a Chinese boxer with a keen knowledge of vital body points who can bring an opponent to his knees with a minimum of movements". It is like key acupuncture points in ancient Chinese medicine. Puncture one vital point and the whole anatomy is affected. If America ever goes to war with China, say, over Taiwan, then America should be prepared for the following "acupuncture points" in its anatomy to be "punctured". Each of the vital points can bring America to its knees with a minimum of effort.
Originally posted by Cosmic4life
reply to post by MikeboydUS
As i said in my post.
War is not just on the battlefield it is also economic, social and political.
You lost Vietnam, they won.