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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Instant, low cost urban renewal.
    Because radiated wastelands that require reconstruction of he entire city are cheap? Or are you referring to the no-longer present population?
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Instant, low cost urban renewal.
    no demolition required.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    no demolition required.
    Yeah. You just have to remove 10 feet of irradiated soil across the entire city and then rebuild every structure.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because radiated wastelands that require reconstruction of he entire city are cheap?
    Or are you referring to the no-longer present population
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    no demolition required.



    And no one to pay-off or relocate.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    The Pentagon disagrees with the "rah rah America can kick any bodies ass" crowd.

    China's military power an increasing threat to US, Pentagon official admits.

    China's military power an increasing threat to US, Pentagon official admits | South China Morning Post
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The Pentagon disagrees with the "rah rah America can kick any bodies ass" crowd.

    China's military power an increasing threat to US, Pentagon official admits.

    China's military power an increasing threat to US, Pentagon official admits | South China Morning Post
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    America's dominance in the battlefield slowly being eroded by competitors largely due to budget cuts, official says
    So, increase our budget, dammit, or those godless Chinese Communists are going to take over the world! More money, more money, give us more money!
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Actually, he may be on to something:



    Here is another example:



    Look at the buildings that survived... all seem to have the basic cubic structure. However, if Demon of Light has ever been to any West Coast city, I'm sure he'll know that the number of houses/buildings built of light materials (wood, steel, glass) outweighs the number of houses built out of concrete. I would venture to guess that most of the houses built out of concrete in LA lay in the outskirts of the city. IMO half the houses within 10 mins of DT LA would be destroyed. Besides, if you take a look at the buildings, they look pretty burnt in the inside, so yeah, Seattle and LA wouldn't survive.
    In Hiroshima and Nagasaki they did not even have steel structures. The buildings were either the concrete ones you see in the aftermath photos or extremely fragile wood constructions. A big part of the reason for the extent of devastation was the conflagration resulting from the blast in conjunction with the shockwave. You will note that even the bridges were left standing at Hiroshima. It ultimately depends on the yield, but the vast majority of nuclear weapons are below half a megaton in yield. To cause the kind of destruction one sees at Hiroshima would require the use of multiple weapons of this yield being targeted at a single city center.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Line right under the headline:


    So, increase our budget, dammit, or those godless Chinese Communists are going to take over the world! More money, more money, give us more money!
    Actually, if you read the WHOLE article, you'll see that over the last decade, China's military expenditures graph is no longer on a slow steady incline but shot straight up, and the Pentagon believes their "official" figures are at least 40% lower than reality. At that pace, no way of predicting how long it continues, another decade and war with China will be a very huge crisis for America. There would be no more fighting with one hand behind our back as we have been, picking on the weakest kid in the class for the last four decades.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    In 2010 the United States adopted the Air-Sea Battle Doctrine to assure victory in any war against either the People's Republic of China or Iran.

    Air-Sea Battle integrates the forces of the US Navy and Air Force to standoff distant from the coast of the PRChina to bombard it by air and sea to penetrate deep into the mainland to destroy the CCP's ability to wage war. The Air-Sea Battle Doctrine utilizes naval and air weapons platforms of primarily missiles, stealth aircraft, aircraft carrier strike groups, nuclear armed boomer submarines and independent strike submarines, supported by cyberwarfare and satellites in space.

    The new Air-Sea Battle Doctrine was created and developed as the specific response to the CCP's successful Anti-Access, Area Denial weapons platforms technologies, (A2/AD) recently developed or acquired, which have as their core purpose the destruction of a naval force located in the Western Pacific Ocean. Uncontestable U.S. naval vulnerabilities to the CCP's A2/AD new weapons technologies already had made vulnerable United States naval forces at the First Strategic Island Chain, which arcs southward from the Japanese home islands through the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, the Philippine archipelago across to Vietnam. Hence the need of the Pentagon to incorporate a standoff position of battle.

    The Second Strategic Island Chain, a series of island groups that runs north to south from the Japanese archipelago to the Bonin and Marshall islands and Guam, remains out of reach but is coveted by the CCP to be someday soon, perhaps by 2020, within range of its A2/AD missile technologies. The third of the Pentagon's three strategic island chains of the Western Pacific, from Alaska to Hawaii to Australia and New Zealand remains far out of Beijing's reach or its realistic reach. Concerning the continental United States, even Beijing's best intercontinental ballistic missiles would not reach the Mississippi River.

    Key allies of the U.S. in northeast Asia, including Japan and South Korea, also play central roles against China. Not only does each have a strong military force of their own, but Seoul and Tokyo also provide air, naval, logistic and supply bases to the US.

    The Second Strategic Island Chain includes Guam, the U.S.'s main air and naval base in the Western Pacific, which remains beyond the A2/AD weapons platforms of even the PLA's newest technologies. Moreover, with Japan in undisputed control of the Miyako Strait in the Ryukyu Islands, the PLA Navy is denied a direct access route to the Western Pacific.

    The Pentagon's Air-Sea Battle Doctrine is its war plan to win any war with the PRChina and/or Iran.

    Air-Sea Battle 2.0: A Global A2/AD Response | The Diplomat

    What would a U.S.-China war look like? - The Week

    Wargaming A U.S.-China War
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