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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I think we are looking at a "mutually assured destruction" situation if we ever go to war with China.
    There would be only losers.



    Right, but I believe that China would be a lot more glassified than the USA.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

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    An old fashioned military battle between the US and China? Not going to happen, and a darned good thing. Imagine two nuclear powers, one with over a billion people, in a knock down drag out war! It would set civilization back centuries.

    No, the real battle is economic, and China definitely has the upper hand currently.
    We control the economic battle as well. We can cripple the Chinese economy with one simple act - stop making payments on our debt to them. We can find other sources for the goods China provides, but they aren't going to find anyone that will keep their economy floating with the cash that our debt payments provides.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    China says a log of things. Still, regardless of ability,
    I don't think we'd press China if they went to take on Taiwan.



    Don't bet your last dollar on that.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Right, but I believe that China would be a lot more glassified than the USA.
    I'm sure the aliens can measure the piles of rubble when they arrive to find us living in the Second Stone Age and they can declare the winner.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    And still champion of the world.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Correct.

    Anyone who thinks that the USA won't be the first country to use nukes should check with Japan.

    The USA came mighty close to launching a first strike back during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.
    The US wouldn't have nuked Cuba, it's too close to the US mainland. They could have taken down their nukes with conventional weapons.

    They also wouldn't have nuked Russia while nukes were in Cuba either, unless Russia/Cuba fired the first shot.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    The US wouldn't have nuked Cuba, it's too close to the US mainland. They could have taken down their nukes with conventional weapons.

    They also wouldn't have nuked Russia while nukes were in Cuba either, unless Russia/Cuba fired the first shot.



    Wrong. You have no idea how close the USA was to launching a first strike on the USSR.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Wrong. You have no idea how close the USA was to launching a first strike on the USSR.
    But, not on Cuba.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Wow, so many armchair military analysts with such keen insight.

    That was sarcasm for anyone that didn't pick up on it.

    If you still haven't picked up on the level of sarcasm intended let's just say that if you could see what I thought of your analysis of this topic you'd see me making the mock stroking the male genitalia gesture.

    That being said, a war between two nations such as ours and China would produce no winners but rather two regretful nations.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Wrong. You have no idea how close the USA was to launching a first strike on the USSR.
    You can argue all day who was closest to firing the first shot but the point is moot because it never happened.

    In addition to the U-2 shot down over Cuba, another American U-2 on a routine air sampling mission to the North Pole blundered into Soviet air space. The Soviets sent up MIG fighters to try to shoot the intruder down; the Alaska Air Defense Command responded by scrambling nuclear-armed F-102 interceptors. In the Caribbean, a frazzled Soviet submarine commander considered firing his nuclear torpedo against United States destroyers attempting to bring him to the surface.

    In the meantime, Soviet troops brought nuclear-tipped cruise missiles to the periphery of the Guantánamo naval base, and transported nuclear warheads to the medium-range missile sites at Sagua La Grande in central Cuba. Convinced that an attack by the United States was imminent, Castro urged Khrushchev to consider a nuclear first strike against the United States.
    Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) - The New York Times
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