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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Nuclear War. MAD. Mutually assured destruction. A War without a winner. I guess that makes China right because the USA would not win. Does that make all the dead Chinese winners by a technical default, don't you think. Sounds like Pentagon thinking to me. "War is good business." Business is good. That $700 billion dollar USA military offense budget gotta be doubled or tripled. I mean, we talkin' Big Business here. Big USA Business. Corporatism with a capital "C."
    I don't believe in MAD. Personally, I think the whole nuclear annihilation argument is a giant BS scare tactic meant to prevent another world war.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I don't believe in MAD. Personally, I think the whole nuclear annihilation argument is a giant BS scare tactic meant to prevent another world war.
    Did you never watch War Games growing up?

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The US may be able to win a battle, especially at sea, but on land and even in the air and an overall war... nope. Reason... China 1.5 billion people, USA 320 million.

    But saying that, China has zero reason to invade Taiwan. Why? There is tons of business going both ways and it would cost the Chinese economy billions if they did so.
    Just one B-52, loaded up with CBU-97 Cluster Bombs could take out a entire Tank division.

    Man power doesn't matter in the age of High tech weaponry and tactical nukes.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    Did you never watch War Games growing up?
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The US may be able to win a battle, especially at sea, but on land and even in the air and an overall war... nope. Reason... China 1.5 billion people, USA 320 million.
    Closer to 1.3 billion, but nevertheless, all that really requires is that we kill four Chinamen for every one of ours who gets killed.

    Since I'd expect something closer to 10:1 if not 15:1 I fail to see where China would have a realistic advantage.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Kind of a shame too.
    Oh, yes, what a shame we're unlikely to see tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of Chinese dead, homeless, refugees, and suffering from radiation burns, hundreds of square miles of the Earth rendered uninhabitable by humans, and Russia emerging as the most powerful nation on Earth. Such a shame.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Shrub's right.

    My oldest is in the Navy, and long before he joined I was a avid researcher and Fan of our Navy.

    Tom Clancy has a great book on Subs.

    You cant overlook the threat that is our huge, silent and invisible mobile Nuclear missle launchers.

    That can park undetected off any Coast in the World and rain down massive destruction in a span of about 15 minutes.

    The Russians, Chinese, Iran, etc are more threatened by our Boomers than anything else we have, and they should be
    I hope you realize that the Russians and Chinese have "Boomers" as well.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The US may be able to win a battle, especially at sea, but on land and even in the air and an overall war... nope. Reason... China 1.5 billion people, USA 320 million.

    But saying that, China has zero reason to invade Taiwan. Why? There is tons of business going both ways and it would cost the Chinese economy billions if they did so.
    Numbers aren't everything.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh, yes, what a shame we're unlikely to see tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of Chinese dead, homeless, refugees, and suffering from radiation burns, hundreds of square miles of the Earth rendered uninhabitable by humans, and Russia emerging as the most powerful nation on Earth. Such a shame.
    Don't be so negative.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

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    Question: What kind of amphibious landing capabilities do the Chinese have?

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