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21st Sep 2021, 19:08
Replies: 358
Views: 41,694
Posted By etudiant

Surely the message here is not in the details of...

Surely the message here is not in the details of the contract or the specific tech transfers, rather it is that the US is actively disseminating nuclear technology in Australia/Asia.
China has done...
14th Sep 2021, 23:48
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

[QUOTE=havoc;11104321]https://www.msn.com/en-us/ne...

[QUOTE=havoc;11104321]https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-strengthens-claims-over-disputed-waters-with-new-maritime-law-against-foreign-ships/ar-AANW24k?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

China will...
30th Aug 2021, 22:06
Replies: 31
Views: 5,435
Posted By etudiant

Seems logical. The US defeat in Afghanistan...

Seems logical. The US defeat in Afghanistan damages the value of US security guarantees everywhere.
So N Korea is looking forward to a world where the US dependent states such as Japan, South Korea...
26th Aug 2021, 23:22
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

Aid is clearly impossible, the roads are not...

Aid is clearly impossible, the roads are not there. The place needs enough peace to allow harvesting and distribution to happen. Else it will get really horrendous.
Afaik, over a million Afghans...
26th Aug 2021, 21:11
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

Defense planning seems to be a lost art....

Defense planning seems to be a lost art. Accountability went some time previous.
That said, with winter coming on and obvious internal fissures surfacing, a much more serious tragedy seems...
24th Aug 2021, 23:17
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

Surely the Taliban will have their hands full...

Surely the Taliban will have their hands full keeping the city essential services running even under the best of circumstances.
It would obviously be helpful if there was some sign from them to the...
24th Aug 2021, 22:32
Replies: 19
Views: 4,460
Posted By etudiant

Momentary hypersonic speed is fairly easy and is...

Momentary hypersonic speed is fairly easy and is what the Chinese are talking about, using an explosion driven pulse.
That does not help with the materials or the actual propulsion system, as those...
22nd Aug 2021, 20:37
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

One does wonder how a bunch of AK-47 toting true...

One does wonder how a bunch of AK-47 toting true believers are going to keep the power, sewage and water systems running for a city of 4MM plus.
Sadly, Pol Pot showed that it was quite possible to...
19th Aug 2021, 16:42
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

Thank you so much, ORAC, for these links. They...

Thank you so much, ORAC, for these links.
They both backstop the Chinese narrative as well as the Taiwanese course corrections.
Frankly, imho it leaves the law pretty murky.
The most plausible...
18th Aug 2021, 23:15
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

Afaik, Taiwan is fully on board with the PRC with...

Afaik, Taiwan is fully on board with the PRC with respect to the 9-Dash line and the South China Sea being Chinese territory.
That somewhat complicates the scenario planning.
18th Aug 2021, 23:12
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

It does look like a deliberate show of...

It does look like a deliberate show of incompetence, at a very senior level. Deliberate to what end?
17th Aug 2021, 20:17
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

Does that not cut both ways? What is the...

Does that not cut both ways?
What is the survive-ability of 7th fleet vessels under such circumstances?
15th Aug 2021, 18:49
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

Simple quality control, the summary says:'Fresh...

Simple quality control, the summary says:'Fresh intelligence assessments suggest that Kabul could fall in a month to 90 days.'
The document is dated Aug 13, Kabul is gone by Aug 15th, so even this...
13th Aug 2021, 23:16
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

Agree with that entirely, but the perception of...

Agree with that entirely, but the perception of greater strength has considerable influence.That is what China is clearly working to achieve. It is a substantial shift from their previous 'credible...
13th Aug 2021, 21:33
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

Why would they stop at parity? They need...

Why would they stop at parity? They need preeminence to achieve their objectives. They have the resources to overmatch, which they are beginning to demonstrate on the warship front.

They produce...
12th Aug 2021, 22:09
Replies: 779
Views: 264,541
Posted By etudiant

Surely yes, any of the 'Stans' is a fine...

Surely yes, any of the 'Stans' is a fine candidate.
If the Taliban were nationalists, they would focus on rebuilding and developing their country, something China would be eager to help them do, if...
12th Aug 2021, 20:07
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

Given this demonstration of the US willingness to...

Given this demonstration of the US willingness to fold them when necessary, I'd think, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan would be reconsidering their need for a nuclear backstop.
This might get messy.
11th Aug 2021, 17:04
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

Sure seems that missionaries teaching love,...

Sure seems that missionaries teaching love, forgiveness and turning the other cheek might be even more effective over time as well as a lot cheaper, if only they could live long enough.
9th Aug 2021, 22:49
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun,...

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, said Chairman Mao.
Thus far that looks like a pretty correct call.
8th Aug 2021, 16:58
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

Fear that may be a misperception. The China Xi...

Fear that may be a misperception.
The China Xi is driving is quite willing to weaponize trade, secure in the knowledge that democracies don't fight back.
China put 200% tariffs on Australian wine,...
6th Aug 2021, 20:40
Replies: 804
Views: 125,387
Posted By etudiant

Not exactly a ringing vote of confidence in the...

Not exactly a ringing vote of confidence in the current Afghan government.
I'd expect the Taliban to be back in charge by fall.
The good news is that the US removed its people early, so no Viet Nam...
5th Aug 2021, 21:23
Replies: 234
Views: 79,118
Posted By etudiant

Just thinking that the guy who should be in the...

Just thinking that the guy who should be in the dock is the person who gave the psychiatric evaluation for this man, who was clearly not well.
5th Aug 2021, 21:17
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

Another reminder that the Chinese are not as...

Another reminder that the Chinese are not as blinkered in their tactics as are our military planners!
I do think China will seek to assemble overwhelming force before they take over Taiwan. They do...
2nd Aug 2021, 21:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,325
Posted By etudiant

An more informative illustration is here:...

An more informative illustration is here: https://www.helis.com/database/news/bell-hsvtol-usaf/?noamp=1

If I understand it correctly, the idea is to have a jet propelled tilt rotor with folding...
2nd Aug 2021, 12:29
Replies: 1,102
Views: 340,810
Posted By etudiant

How UNCLOS (which the US is not a party to while...

How UNCLOS (which the US is not a party to while China is) would be interpreted in the case of the South China Sea is clearly an open issue.
That said, China previously refused to recognize the...
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