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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

The Chinese appear prepared to take the war to the US if pushed ---- Is the US ready for that?

I Electro-magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack

China and Russia are two potential US adversaries that have the capability for this kind of attack. An EMP attack can either come from an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a long-range cruise missile, or an orbiting satellite armed with a nuclear or non-nuclear EMP warhead. A nuclear burst of one (or more) megaton some 400 kilometers over central United States (Omaha, Nebraska) can blanket the whole continental US with electro-magnetic pulse in less than one second.

2 Cyber attack

America is the most advanced country in the world in the field of information technology (IT). Practically all of its industries, manufacturing, business and finance, telecommunications, key government services and defense establishment rely heavily on computers and computer networks.

3 Interdiction of US foreign oil supply

America is now 75% dependent on foreign imported oil. About 23.5% of America's imported oil supply comes from the Persian Gulf. To cut off this oil supply, Iran can simply mine the Strait of Hormuz, using bottom-rising sea mines. It is worthwhile to note that Iran has the world's fourth-largest inventory of sea mines, after China, Russia and the US.

4 Attack on the US dollar

This US economic strength, however, is a double-edged sword and can turn out to be America's economic Achilles' heel. A run of the US dollar, for instance, which would cause a dollar free-fall, can bring the entire US economy toppling down.

5 Diplomatic isolation

So in a major conflict between America and China, isolated America cannot possibly win against a global united front led by China and Russia.

This brings us to the question of alliances, another "acupuncture point" in the anatomy of the superpower, which will be addressed in the second part of this report.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/HJ19Ad01.html

DPRK-China ties upgraded The most important result of Wen's trip, and of a joint message of three Chinese leaders including Chinese President Hu Jintao to North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-il, was the fact that Kim Jong-il had upgraded DPRK-China relations into a new treaty alliance that bands together two nuclear weapons states.

Today North Korea is capable of keeping the superpower US at bay. North Korea is the third most powerful nuclear weapons state after China. It has all types of nuclear arms: thermonuclear, atomic and neutron and inter-continental means of delivery that can effectively reach any target in the metropolitan US.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/KJ14Dg01.html

Amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over the US weapons delivery to Taiwan, China test fires a system for intercepting missiles.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Asian global power is driven by dynamic economic growth, while the US pursues a strategy of military-driven empire building. Contrast between these two strategic visions, a woefully misguided one in the case of the US.

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  • 1 decade ago

    China is a huge headache but no they could not cripple us completely because we have forces all around the world but China is focused only in China so keep that in mind and do you know think we has the same abilities as China and then some?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I doubt if the Russians would align themselves with China, but I do think they would be happy to watch USA and China fight and then step in to pick up the broken pieces of empires just like USA did in WWII

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    1 decade ago

    China is mad because the Fed is keeping the dollar artificially low

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  • 1 decade ago

    China's leadership is not stupid and not prone to suicide. You do not think the US is just going to sit and be a target for whatever China wants to do.*

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why would they not the US has all of its troops at war now. But tell them to bring it a cornered animal is very dangerous.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are controlled by the same people.

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