reply to post by cosmicts
You're assuming China will be launching an invasion of the US in war time when that isn't necessarily the case.
China has enough corvettes and cruisers to simply pound the US' West Coast with both long and short range missile systems.
Add to that the biological, chemical and incendiary missiles that China has stowed away and the fact they have only developed a brand new Fighter Jet
(J-20) you can see how China could seriously punish the US during a war.
China doesn't need to invade the US to win its war. All it needs is to dominate the Asia-Pacific for long enough to launch a few hundred missiles and
destroy a couple dozen US warships. Look at what happened in Pearl Harbor, the Japanese struck with part of their strength and decimated the US Navy.
If they had utilized their full strength in a pre-emptive strike (As the Admiral in charge suggested doing) then the US would have been knocked from
the war before it knew what hit it.
So, let me reiterate for those who didn't get the jist of the above paragraph.
China doesn't need to launch an invasion of the US. All it needs is to use short to medium range missiles to destroy US forces in Asia before sending
scores of warships with long, medium and short range missiles to flatten the West Coast. Once the West coast has been utterly shattered they can fall
back to simply defending China from a US reply.
Sure, the war would hurt China deeply but it can easily overcome a hundred million or two hundred million casualties and still work at the same
The US however, can't take ten or twenty million casualties without it compromising their economic, political, industrial and military dominance.
Also, If a US-China war does break out then Russia will step in and use its own ICBMs to pound the US West Coast and Cuba will utilize its own
Russian- built ICBMs to really hurt the US' East Coast.
With Russia and China ravaging the West of the US and Cuba flattening a few East Coast cities, the US will collapse under the weight.
Their only saving grace is the fact Europe will inevitably stand in, as will their allies in Asia.