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I hope US keeps up with its law makers visits to Taiwan. It will seriously reduce airframe lives of PLAAF planes.
All they appear to be doing at the moment is cross the "median" line and fly back as its kabaddi. Nice going!
Really?
Don't their pilots need normal training hours? They have over 300 planes deployed over there. In the past, these pilots have to carry out their training inside the mainland, now they finally get the chance to do their training in the air field where they are supposed to fight the war.

On the other hand, Taiwanese Independence belief has been building upon 2 assumptions:
1. Mainland will not dare to attack;
2. US will come to help if war starts.

Now the first one is finally broken when you see the other side's jets showing up every few days.
The second one becomes skeptical if US doesn't match Chinese by increasing their own military activities.
If they do, they will have seriously reduce the service lives of their own planes and ships. Remember, mainland China is only less than 200 km away from Taiwan, the most closest base for US forces is around 600km.
 

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Really?
Don't their pilots need normal training hours? They have over 300 planes deployed over there. In the past, these pilots have to carry out their training inside the mainland, now they finally get the chance to do their training in the air field where they are supposed to fight the war.

On the other hand, Taiwanese Independence belief has been building upon 2 assumptions:
1. Mainland will not dare to attack;
2. US will come to help if war starts.

Now the first one is finally broken when you see the other side's jets showing up every few days.
The second one becomes skeptical if US doesn't match Chinese by increasing their own military activities.
If they do, they will have seriously reduce the service lives of their own planes and ships. Remember, mainland China is only less than 200 km away from Taiwan, the most closest base for US forces is around 600km.
I have renewed confidence in Taiwan defending itself based on the Ruski-Ukraine war. Ukraine shares a long land border with Russia and has held them off for 6+ months, against a much vaunted and overwhelming Russian army - the successor of the Red Army which pummeled the Wehrmacht into submission almost single handedly. Everything else in WW2 was a sideshow in comparison.

PLA has to cross 200KM+ strait to get to Taiwan and will have to take murderous losses! PLA/CCP might still win but I am very skeptical about their appetite for losses. If they take 20-30K losses like the Ruskis have, they might simply throw in the towel.
 

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Chinese Military Recruitement Ad

US Army Recruitement Ad (Woke as f$$$)

:frusty:
And the PLA still backed down from woke Nancy Pelosi lol. Imagine if America was under trump and not woke, like it was in the 90s
 

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The desired effect of recruitment ads are to increase .. well recruitment . It's not a commentary on the capability of that military .. In that case the american recruitment is collapsing .


The US is desperately looking for another cannon fodder country in asia . (not Taiwan IMO they they exist for industrial capacity)
 

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Indian army ads.
oot
While ads are good still India too faces officer shortage. And with Agni veer, you will see traditional sources of cannon fodder-slowly dithering, if after job employment scene is not handled properly in first few tranche of agniveers.
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The Army has a shortage of 7,779 officers (including doctors and nursing officers) and 1.08 lakh soldiers, while the figures for the Navy are 1,446 officers and 12,151 sailors. The IAF, in turn, has a shortage of 572 officers and 5,217 airmen,
 

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Really?
Don't their pilots need normal training hours? They have over 300 planes deployed over there. In the past, these pilots have to carry out their training inside the mainland, now they finally get the chance to do their training in the air field where they are supposed to fight the war.

On the other hand, Taiwanese Independence belief has been building upon 2 assumptions:
1. Mainland will not dare to attack;
2. US will come to help if war starts.

Now the first one is finally broken when you see the other side's jets showing up every few days.
The second one becomes skeptical if US doesn't match Chinese by increasing their own military activities.
If they do, they will have seriously reduce the service lives of their own planes and ships. Remember, mainland China is only less than 200 km away from Taiwan, the most closest base for US forces is around 600km.
And how many chinese will die sinking in those 200 km ??
 

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I have renewed confidence in Taiwan defending itself based on the Ruski-Ukraine war. Ukraine shares a long land border with Russia and has held them off for 6+ months, against a much vaunted and overwhelming Russian army - the successor of the Red Army which pummeled the Wehrmacht into submission almost single handedly. Everything else in WW2 was a sideshow in comparison.
Well, today's Russian army has no intention to destroy the whole Ukraine. Until today, the total number of Russian army in Ukraine is only around 200k, about 1/5 of her total standing force.

PLA has to cross 200KM+ strait to get to Taiwan and will have to take murderous losses! PLA/CCP might still win but I am very skeptical about their appetite for losses. If they take 20-30K losses like the Ruskis have, they might simply throw in the towel.
Are you sure about this number? When was last time a Chinese general or leader lost his job because of casualty number? 2000 years ago or never?
 

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Well, today's Russian army has no intention to destroy the whole Ukraine. Until today, the total number of Russian army in Ukraine is only around 200k, about 1/5 of her total standing force.



Are you sure about this number? When was last time a Chinese general or leader lost his job because of casualty number? 2000 years ago or never?
In today's generation, the CCP will lose the mandate of heaven if too much casualties. You can thank CCP's one child policy that has been in force for several decades. It made their children much more precious and furthermore without a social safety net such as social security or such, today's generation depend on their next generation to take care of them during their retirement years. How can you take care of your retirement if your only child is killed and you can't get any more kids due to your age?

As a result, today's Chinese society has become more casualty averse even more than the US.
 

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Well, today's Russian army has no intention to destroy the whole Ukraine. Until today, the total number of Russian army in Ukraine is only around 200k, about 1/5 of her total standing force.



Are you sure about this number? When was last time a Chinese general or leader lost his job because of casualty number? 2000 years ago or never?
That was when Chinese were breeding like rabbits and now your population is on path to die off by itself.
 

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I have renewed confidence in Taiwan defending itself based on the Ruski-Ukraine war. Ukraine shares a long land border with Russia and has held them off for 6+ months, against a much vaunted and overwhelming Russian army - the successor of the Red Army which pummeled the Wehrmacht into submission almost single handedly. Everything else in WW2 was a sideshow in comparison.

PLA has to cross 200KM+ strait to get to Taiwan and will have to take murderous losses! PLA/CCP might still win but I am very skeptical about their appetite for losses. If they take 20-30K losses like the Ruskis have, they might simply throw in the towel.
Holding off the Russian Army B team which is currently outnumbered and somehow gaining land as ukranians are fleeing their positions from mere artillery fire while sucking American taxpayer money and europe.
 

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But when the conflict began I wouldn't have thought Ukraine would have held on for so long - even if it's against the Ruski B team and with NATO material support.
 

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yesterday was looking into capt. spiers of Band of brothers HBO series fame.
it seems to be the case that lot of content both digital and books are still being written on 101st Airborne and it's soldiers. after europe, they got deployed in pacific as well.
 

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