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China now more willing, able to challenge US military, report says​

By James R. Webb
Feb 17, 03:41 AM

China has modernized its military from obsolescence into one that can now challenge the U.S. military “across the spectrum” of capabilities. At the same time, the U.S. needs to take “timely actions” to keep pace, says a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Not only has China re-tooled its military into a force that can contend with the U.S., but it also has a “willingness to exercise” its growing power, presenting a “significant” challenge to the U.S. in the long term.

While China seeks to have a “world-class” military by 2049, the report says that Chinese capabilities, particularly within “the First Island Chain,” are already significant.

“The first island chain” refers to the initial line of archipelagos out from the East Asian mainland. The “line” stretches from the Kamchatka Peninsula in the northeast to the Malay Peninsula in the southwest. The chain includes major U.S. interests and allies such as Okinawa, the Philippines, and Taiwan.

China now has the world’s largest navy and the world’s most extensive shipbuilding capability, along with mainland air defenses capable of hitting aircraft some 550 kilometers from the coast of China.

In particular, China’s development of Anti-Access/Area-Denial weapons systems represents a significant capability. That capability includes ballistic missiles capable of targeting U.S. ships, such as aircraft carriers, 1,500 kilometers from the Chinese mainland. But, the ballistic and cruise missiles that China has developed are not strictly for interdicting shipping.

According to the report, these missiles can reach Guam and the U.S. logistics and power projection assets stationed there and throughout the region, giving China the present ability to disrupt U.S. military operations west of Guam should China choose to do so.

Guam has “some of the most significant” ammunition and fuel storage capabilities in the Pacific, according to the Defense Department’s 2019 Indo-Pacific Strategy. Additionally, DoD is spending an estimated $8.6 billion, along with $3.1 billion from Japan, to bolster Guam’s position as a “strategic hub.” According to the Wall Street Journal, Guam currently hosts some 22,000 U.S. military personnel with at least another 5,000 on their way by the mid-2020s.

While China has seen a rapid advancement in weapons systems and conventional capabilities, it is also expanding this effort into the cyber and space domains, which it views as integral to success on a modern battlefield.

Currently, according to the report, China uses its cyber capabilities to not only “deter and degrade” adversarial operations but to “exfiltrate” information “from the U.S. defense industrial base.”

In the future, China seeks to be the “global leader in [artificial intelligence] by 2030,” which it views as a critical part of both their future military and industrial power. Also, according to the report, China views future space-based systems “as central to modern warfare.” As such, China is developing the ability to conduct anti-satellite strikes through physical and electronic means.

Although China’s military is rapidly modernizing and represents a “pacing threat,” it is still facing several challenges, many of them internal. Among these are international and regional turmoil, such as an ongoing border dispute with India, terrorism, natural disasters, and epidemics.

Additionally, according to the report, while rapidly modernizing its military, China has yet to integrate these upgrades into its operational forces fully. The Pentagon says this causes significant “gaps and shortcomings” in how China could wage war. Additionally, China has yet to fight a war with its “current suite of capabilities,” leaving them largely untested.

To account for and mitigate China’s growing military capability, the GAO recommends that DoD prioritize several areas.

Of primary concern is the readiness of the U.S. military. According to the report, which discussed domains, not individual services, the only DoD domain that increased in total readiness between 2017-2019 were ground forces. This finding is based on an annual GAO report, released in April 2021, analyzing DoD readiness across the five operational domains spelled out in the National Defense Strategy.

The current GAO report addressed three specific domains:

  • The “ground domain” increased in both resource and operational readiness.
  • Air, space, and cyber domains increased in resource readiness but decreased in operational readiness.
  • The “sea domain” decreased in both resource and operational readiness. GAO cited limited shipyard capacity for maintenance as the primary challenge to readiness within the Navy.
In 2020, according to this week’s GAO report, the average U.S. Navy ship was undermanned by 15 percent, while attack submarines, a critical reconnaissance, and deterrent asset, lost some 10,000 operational days between 2008-2018. Additionally, the Navy is in “the early stages” of determining how to repair damaged ships should a war break out in the Pacific.

In addition to military readiness, the GAO offered policy recommendations to DoD so that deterrence can be maintained and “help prevent conflict.”

These include ensuring that DoD is poised to maintain supply chains across the Pacific, ensure that DoD cyber networks are protected from “key cyberattack techniques,” while protecting and updating space-based systems to “ensure warfighters have needed communications tools in the future.”

“For the U.S. to be poised for success in facing threats from China, DoD will need to take timely actions and congressional oversight will be important as these efforts proceed,” the report concludes.

 

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You are missing the context of this thread

USA being a former colonial master of China has left them in a desperate subconscious need of American approval, even if American deep state considers them former colonized filth

Current article posted by OP is one such
Lol, we really don't need Indians' opinion about "colonial master" or master slave relationship.
 

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Of course you don't that is why you have posted a thread seeking American approval of PRC's military , almost as if submitting to your guilty pleasures
Slave mentality is so obvious for you, very strange Indian slave logic, why all reports and study must be a sign of seeking US approval?

If I posted any articles from Indian source, does it also mean China is seeking Indian approval? If the answer is no, your slave mentality had reached the level of helplessness. if the answer is yes , your delusion had reached the level of helplessness.
 
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Slave mentality is so obvious for you, very strange Indian slave logic, why all reports and study must be a sign of seeking US approval?

If I posted any articles from Indian source, does it also mean China is seeking Indian approval? If the answer is no, your slave mentality had reached the level of helplessness. if the answer is yes , your delusion had reached the level of helplessness.
These Indians are so delusional it is scary.

Yeah, China is no match for India, that's why China beats India by leagues in literally everything from wealth to infrastructure to sports to you name it.
 

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We are not a superpower but we do have the potential to become one.

In what measure is India above China? China is far superior to India in all measures that count. China's economy is 5-6X that of India. China's technology is on par with the West, India is far behind. China's cities are gleaming and cleaner than the United States, while India's are dumps. China is a sporting powerhouse, hosting Olympics and winning medals, while India is a joke in the sporting world. China's military is far more powerful than India's.

Tell me, in what world does India rank above China?

Also, India is the one with the deep colonial mentality, being ruled by Moslems for a 1000 years and then by the British for another 200. China was never directly ruled by foreign entities and it certainly does not act like a country with a colonial mentality, unlike India.
 

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In what measure is India above China? China is far superior to India in all measures that count. China's economy is 5-6X that of India. China's technology is on par with the West, India is far behind. China's cities are gleaming and cleaner than the United States, while India's are dumps. China is a sporting powerhouse, hosting Olympics and winning medals, while India is a joke in the sporting world. China's military is far more powerful than India's.

Tell me, in what world does India rank above China?

Also, India is the one with the deep colonial mentality, being ruled by Moslems for a 1000 years and then by the British for another 200. China was never directly ruled by foreign entities and it certainly does not act like a country with a colonial mentality, unlike India.

Yeah he's just frustrated by india's reality that he rewrote history with this line.

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Whereas in reality, USA never really colonized anyone during the 18th and 19th century except land that USA sits on now. Only small parts of China were colonized by others during China's worst phase. It still took over 8 countries to colonize less than 30% of China (of which 99% were taken back within 100 years) whereas 100% of yindoo land was colonized by different Muslims for 1000 years and then by the British for several centuries.

So China lost less than 30% of land during worst colonial times and this only lasted less than 100 years before China reversed it. India however lost 100% of India for over 1200 years.

This is why one people are working for their future and progressing whereas the other one has 50% of their population hungry and wiping their asses with their hands on old British railway tracks and still spends over $300M per year on propaganda campaigns in Europe and North America but has little return from those investments.

You see how bitter and delusional these losers are? They make up history just to make themselves feel better by pushing themselves up and falsifying the history of others or at least exaggerating and warping it.

This is where you get indians who believe they are superpower in 2012 or 2020 or 2030 whereas in reality yindoo land is the most polluted, most filled with garbage, overpopulated cesspool of all the worst shit of humanity... but they want to feel better about their real history of being colonized by the English for hundreds of years and before that, being the slaves of the Muslims for 1000 years.
 

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We are not a superpower but we do have the potential to become one.

Yes of course in the year 2500 India will become a Superpower when ALL OTHER Humanity will escape to other planets and stars so to desperately escape the toxic smell and gas originating from the indians, which will make the Planet uninhabitable.
 

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