reply to post by SplitInfinity
You keep pulling out the 'super duper mega uber technology' that the U.S. has tucked away, but only judge the Chinese capabilities by what they
allow you to see.
You can see the hypocrisy of that stance, don't you?
Even say the U.S. does have these "stealth subs", their systems would likely be akin to the Stealth Cruisers the U.S. has already announced (which
have little counter-missile armaments), but the U.S. left one of the computers with the specifications and abilities behind when they left Taiwan a
couple months back.
China has announced that they will use their nuclear arsenal in any U.S.-China war. Even say the U.S.N. submarines manage to move underwater at a
speed double that of the Ohio-class submarines currently in the U.S.N, that means they can travel at 100 km/h. China's ship-killer ICBM's (DF-21,
CSS-5 Mod 4), armed with a nuclear of even a conventional warhead, could crippled a U.S. super carrier with 'one hit'. "There would be no defense
against it if it works as theorized" (- U.S. Naval Institute, 2009).
With a blast radius of 2km, the CER of the ship is negated, and the field of damage is rather immense. The shockwave would rip the submarine to shreds
(explosion-shock waves are intensified underwater) or at the very least, the crew would suffer very heavy radiation poisoning.
What you are assuming, is that China is just going to sit back and let the U.S. forces hit back.
China knows any hesitation would get them wiped out. They would send missiles to every serious
U.S. base within striking distance.
You have troops in Taiwan, Melbourne, Singapore, Midway, Diego Garcia... They'd be struck by the Chinese ICBM's and left incapacitated or
eradicated. Your naval might is going to come and knock big bad China away? What if China hits first with their ASBM's and crush your Carrier
The U.S. will nuke back, of course. But do you think China are worried about losing half their population (which would still leave them the second
largest in the world) when they committed atrocities gaining power?
Yes, the U.S. has greater overall forces, but how many of them are within range of striking China? Not a whole lot in relation to the Chinese regional
The U.S. might be forced to fight a land battle in Asia. What if China decided to forcefully occupy Taiwan, Japan, Australia, New Zealand (etc.)?
At the end of the day, it's still boots on the ground that wins wars.
What makes you think China doesn't have super-weapons, too?
The U.S. Govt. reckon China understates it's military spending by $80 - $100bn. Where does all that money go, I wonder?
Long story short; The U.S. Force, while overall better trained and armed, are spread over the world fighting or protecting allies. China has it's
forces concentrated in China (a few thousand are on peace keeping missions but they're a drop in the ocean of what China could muster) and the
Keep talking about how the U.S. would destroy China in a war. The simple fact is, China could largely survive a nuclear war. America can't.