China patiently challenges US military superiority

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    An interesting commentary as to how China is overtaking the US.

    And how US is being an ostrich with its head buried in sand.

    What should the US do and what should China do in this game?
     
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    Ray sir,

    Currently I feel that the US has the edge. They have a numerically and technologically superior Navy and war-hardened pilots and can project power very far with their nuclear-powered Aircraft carriers. It will take decades before China will overtake this advantage. And we can't forget nukes in case of war, where I think both countries have fantastic delivery mechanisms with their missiles and both have no credible anti-missile defense against the other's best missiles.

    But US is also working on their defense systems, and I feel that China is not up there.
     
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    SADAKHUSH Senior Member Senior Member

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    Is it possible that USA Armed Forces have a system in place to counter the China's threat which they do not want to the outside world to know? Who transferred the missile technology to China? Did they steal or they still doing it with the help of so called Chinese immigrants from mainland China? These are the question USA intelligence community has to answer. It is the Nixon-Kissinger factor which has come to haunt future US administrations. They will have to monitor those immigrants 24-7 with all the tools at their disposal.
     
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    The sum total is that Chinese have obtained what they wanted through outright purchase or through espionage.

    The monster manufacturing machine that the Chinese have built is very efficient at churning out copies. I wonder if China will build fighters like cars on assembly line.

    Chinese are rumored to have extensive underground storage and work areas under the main cities and some in mountainous areas. They could be hiding all kinds of war materiel, even nuclear missiles. A lot can be hidden if massive factories are connected through subterranean pathways.

    The Americans are failing in dealing with the Chinese. And my doubt is if Americans are having trouble, what about India??

    India is far behind in strategic thinking and military execution.
     
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    1.well, USA is still decades ahead of the rest of the world, including China,as for military tech.

    however ,CHina has huge ficial and human resource and unmatched industry capacity.....its economy petential is outpacing USA ....

    in fact, under currency ficial condition, if there were a cold-war like arm race between USA and CHina, USA would surely be the loser

    So, now USA is try to avoid arm race to avoid bankrupty while CHina is try to avoid immediate show-hand to fix the tech-gap between the two countries.

    2. the power-balance between USA and CHina is quite like the one between British Empire and USA before WWI

    At that time, USA already had unmatched industry capacity and huge human resource edge on UK like CHina today...however USA's military tech was still behind UK and Europe major powers.
     
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    The Hill should fire its editor.
     
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    India’s Navy Good U.S. Option | The Diplomat
     
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    Good analogy.
     
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    It's probably closer to pre-WW1 Britain and Germany, not Britain and the US, for the simple reason that expansion of US power was not a direct threat to Britain, but expansion of German power was. Germany had also caught up to Britain's GDP prior to WW1. In addition, the US prior to WW1 was literally one of the most demilitarized countries on earth relative to GDP - less than 1% GDP spent on defense. China is not that.

    Finally, the geopolitical situation between China, Japan, and the US today closely resembles that between Germany, France, and the UK prior to WW1. Indeed, the American war plan of a gigantic offshore blockade extending the length of the Chinese coast and in depth to the Straits of Malacca is in many ways an echo of how Britain threw its entire home fleet (40% of the world's naval tonnage at the time) into blockading Germany's Heligoland Bight and shutting down Germany's offshore trade. China's naval buildup in response to this war plan is also an echo of Germany and the UK's pre-WW1 dreadnought race.
     
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    How well can US counter Chinese deception?
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/defence-strategic-issues/64608-unconventional-warfare-3.html

    How well can US contain China with percistance and "patience"(A virtue unknown to the west) in its many scheme of things?
    @W.G.Ewald
    Firing Hill's editor!!
    Sir,That wont save the day for USA. Will it?

    USA may give China a few "Shock and Awe" vis-a-vis Pakistan (the most friendly ally and the most friendly smoke screen) for China.
    USA may try to install "freedom" later a democracy.

    Popcorn...anyone?
     
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