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Post time 2010-9-15 15:47:29 |Display all floors
Due to lack of advanced weapons and experience, Chinese military is often dubbed as paper tiger. What do you think? Do you think Chinese military a paper tiger?

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Post time 2010-9-15 17:33:10 |Display all floors

You mean US is paper tiger? Al-Qaeda and Taleban are real tigers.

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Post time 2010-9-15 17:45:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by vivian0102 at 2010-9-15 15:47

What do you think? Do you think Chinese military a paper tiger?   


A paper tiger with 240, some say 2400 nuclear warheads?

Chinese military may seem a gentle and even harmless tiger, until it is really provoked.  Mind one or two nuke bombs?

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Post time 2010-9-15 17:47:14 |Display all floors
And I thought women are peaceful ..

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Post time 2010-9-15 17:49:32 |Display all floors
Good thing is nobody will use those bombs cause there would be no winner.
Patria est ubicunque bene/Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit

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Post time 2010-9-15 18:40:19 |Display all floors
There's always the danger a nutcase dictator could get hold of nukes.  Its not safe to assume they would never use them.

China has a no strike first policy with nukes.

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Post time 2010-9-15 18:42:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by vivian0102 at 15-9-2010 17:47
Due to lack of advanced weapons and experience, Chinese military is often dubbed as paper tiger. What do you think? Do you think Chinese military a paper tiger?



It is big - but in the main untested.

Some small covert "lend lease" programs to some African states have provided some small level of active training for small numbers of Special Forces but in the main China is unable to train it's military in the field in the same way as Western nations can and do. Western nations moun massive "war games" which involve the military of many nations - it does hone skills in a way the PLA cannot.

Being able to see both sides of the coin I see this as one particular problem area for the Chinese military.

Another problem that is apparent is the breakdown in command structure through the diversity of language and dialects. In Western armies the use of the English language has given them a universal and efficient communications medium.

Having a nuclear arsenal is no big deal in todays world - delivering these weapons is a more important feature. The formidable array of delivery systems at the disposal of the US and its allies would mean a very potent first strike capability should they choose to engage in a nuclear war.

With the development of the MDS system the US is making itself well protected against counter strike from ICBM - unless their opponent had some way to strike from a 360 degree field - China cannot do this.

In a war scenario the only problem for any attack on China would be the actual invasion of land forces - but why do you think the US has spent so much time and money developing the long range stand off weapons systems they now have.

These systems really are wasted with conventional warheads - where they take on a totally new perspective is when fitted with tactical or more potent nuclear warheads - these systems would be devastating to say the least.

America would never risk exposing its ground forces to the PLA Military in direct action - they learned their lesson during the Korean War.

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Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

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