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China has the capability to "knock out" five of the six US airbases? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-11-19 15:13:34 |Display all floors
Is Chinese combat capability overrated? Or do you think that China has the capability to knock out 5 American airbases?
  
Japan has objected to a Chinese campaign for a Western arms embargo to be lifted after a report showed China had enough weapons to "knock out" five of the six American airbases in East Asia.

The report by The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission said China's improved military technology posed a significant threat to US forces based in Asia.

"Since 2000, the (Chinese) air force has increased its number of fourth generation combat fighters by over 500 per cent," said Carolyn Bartholomew, the vice-chairman of the commission.

"China's conventional missile capabilities alone may be sufficient to temporarily knock out five of the six US airbases in East Asia. Missile strikes could destroy US air defences, runways, parked aircraft and fuel and maintenance facilities."

Japan opposes proposals to lift the joint US and European Union arms embargo.

"Economic pressures make it attractive to lift the embargo," a senior Japanese official said."But we believe such an action will be short-sighted and dangerous".

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Post time 2010-11-19 15:19:23 |Display all floors

Reply #1 cindy1225's post

not until they knock out all six of them, by golly!

make war not peace



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Post time 2010-11-19 15:50:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by cindy1225 at 19-11-2010 17:13
Is Chinese combat capability overrated? Or do you think that China has the capability to knock out 5 American airbases?
  
Japan has objected to a Chinese campaign for a Western arms embargo to  ...


The West has no real idea of the true weapons inventory of China - sure they speculate and hypothesise - but they can only make estimates of potential.

This is probably one factor that prevents the West from making the fatal error of launching an attack against China.

In spite of all their high tech weaponry and massive military and comprehesive collection of "allies" the USA is unsure of just how well it would cope with all out conflict - they are of course always working toward severing any chance of others joining the fray on the side of China - but they have found it not to be so easy as many countries now look to China as the emerging super power - and one thing China has in its favour is that others see it as a superpower without hegemonious designs.

I doubt that China would bother wasting time and effort taking out US airbases when it can sweep the US/Israeli satellite umbrella from the skies and turn the US high tech airplanes into far less potent weapons.

Should conflict come to China the first strategy would be to destroy the spy and communications/global positioning satellites and AWAKS of the opposing forces - forcing the enemy to rely on the traditional military skills - one thing the US military has shown is that it cannot compete on a level playing field - it needs the massive advantage of high tech and overwhelming force.

Let the fools come - they will be swatted like bugs.

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Post time 2010-11-19 15:51:35 |Display all floors
North Korea is a helpful ally


maybe they can take out that other airbase
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Post time 2010-11-19 16:45:22 |Display all floors
Originally posted by blueskies88 at 19-11-2010 17:51
North Korea is a helpful ally


maybe they can take out that other airbase



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Post time 2010-11-19 16:51:02 |Display all floors
Originally posted by blueskies88 at 2010-11-19 01:21 PM
North Korea is a helpful ally


maybe they can take out that other airbase

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Post time 2010-11-19 17:05:54 |Display all floors
Will be a double knock-out.....id1ots.
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