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"Though China does not have the ability to strike land targets with sea-based cruise missiles, the report states China’s navy is developing a land-attack cruise missile capability, most likely with the Type-095 SSGN and Luyang-III (Type 052D) guided-missile destroyer. This will enhance China’s “flexibility for attacking land targets throughout the Western Pacific, including US facilities in Guam.” One of the many disturbing conclusions in the report is the suggestion that China’s military modernization is “on track to alter the security balance in Asia over the next five to 10 years, challenging decades of US military preeminence.”
"And as the US military and diplomatic community work feverishly to improve Sino-US ties, China is “rapidly expanding and diversifying its ability to conduct conventional strikes against US and allied bases, ships, and aircraft throughout the region.”
"According to the report, JIN-class submarines, two of which have already been put to sea, would carry nuclear tipped missiles. Naval intelligence documents estimate five such submarines will be ready for service. The submarines and the JL-2 missile combination will give Chinese forces "a near-continuous at-sea strategic deterrent," according to the report, and Beijing is "on the cusp of attaining a credible nuclear triad of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and air-dropped nuclear bombs."
"Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway have all been trying to assert jurisdiction over parts of the Arctic, which is believed to hold up to a quarter of the planet's undiscovered oil and gas. In 2007, Russia staked a symbolic claim to the Arctic seabed by dropping a canister containing the Russian flag on the ocean floor from a small submarine at the North Pole."
reply to post by Mamatus
First of all I do not disagree that China is war-like. What I SAID was that ALL Governments with the means to impose their will are equally corrupt. Meaning they all do so. The difference being that the US tends to not only engage in open combat, but create proxy conflicts. I shouldn't have to source this as it is obvious to all who take an even cursory glance at current affairs.
A source on what we know about making soldiers surrender? I will let you dig for that yourself. If you are truly interested that is.
Look into a company called Silent Sounds Incorporated.
They currently have some pretty snazzy tech in conjunction with the DOD that is being tested in North Dakota.
But during the Persian Gulf war their platforms were loaded onto what amounted to a remote controlled airplane with NO weapons platform and witnessed an Iraqi Colonel dance in circles with his hands above his head.
It is mind control via sound frequency.
You bought into a fairy tale for one the DOD does no testing in North Dakota i suggest you look where weapons are tested.
reply to post by dragonridr
I have to disagree. the USA gets 80% of it's consumable goods from China. Ever see what happens at Walmart on Black Friday? Or more recently, the chemical spill back east that affected 300,000 people. All the stores were out of bottled water in minutes and the National Guard had to be called out to supply water.
Now imagine the bum rush on the stores when China says no more to the USA.... People would kill each other over anything left on the shelves.
reply to post by Mamatus
The US is weak. It's economy is poor. It's foreign policy is poor. It can't afford a war with China.
As a matter of fact, I heard on one of the talk shows that if America got into a war with China, it would have to borrow more money from China, to fight China!
Which would be perfect for China to start a war. Our civilian leadership has no stomach for war. Our civilian leadership has no spine for war.
This alone would make it a perfect oppourtunity for CHina.
reply to post by waltwillis
Your going to quote the one guy that makes Dick Cheney look like a nice guy? Hes not been right on any of his foreign policy prediction since vietnam.