US Army VS Chinese Army
The Chinese People’s Army is one of the most modern fighting forces in the world. However, some question their dominance in military technology and how long can they keep up such a lead. Some also point to the Taiwan as a possible rival for China in military development and perhaps that is something to be worried about? No one knows for sure, but here are some interesting facts about the Chinese military that you might not know.
One thing is for sure. The US Military is in no small trouble as they try to rebuild after the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Marines, Air Force and Navy are all working very hard to get ready for any eventualities. China has a lot of experience in working alongside other countries and conducting joint military exercises. Could they be ready in two years to mount an attack on the US from the east and conquer the USA?
Now let’s take a look at the Chinese military budget. President Trump has already made it clear he wants to increase the defense budget by $1 trillion over the next decade. This would put the US military on the front lines against any future Russian aggression and perhaps cause Russia to reconsider its aggressive posture in the Western World. Does the Chinese military budget 2021 match up to that demand? Here is a quick review.
One obvious difference between the United States and China is in the area of infrastructure. There is no doubt the Chinese military spends huge amounts of money on rapid rail systems, bridges and tunnels. While this is a necessity, it is also a way to cover up costs. Perhaps the US Army needs to invest more resources into building better bridges and more cargo ports to offset this shortcoming.
On another topic, the Chinese are buying increasingly sophisticated radar and unmanned aerial vehicles. Is this one step ahead of us? Theoretically, yes, but since we know they have such systems in Pakistan and Vietnam, that may be all they have. If the Chinese were to acquire and deploy some of our advanced weapons, such as the MQ-1 Predator or EA-18 Global Hawk, it would most likely bring the US Air Force to its knees.
China Army Vs Us Army
Then there are cyber warfare and sabotage. Is the Chinese doing their homework on us? It seems that is what they are trying to do. By creating viruses and jamming computer systems, they can disrupt our troop movements and disrupt our supply lines, which could lead to a military defeat. Could this be a chess board move against the United States of America?
Then there is human sabotage. We know the Chinese use propaganda as a tool and sometimes this reaches the point of embarrassing our military. If the Chinese had enough information on us, it would certainly have reached their radar screens and have been picked up by US satellites. In other words they are trying to spy on us, which is never a good thing.
In fact, if they did it today, they might find some useful information and turn it over to the terrorists. Who knows? But one thing is for sure. The Chinese military is not as weak as we think; and we need to work more closely with our Asian allies to make sure they are as strong as they should be.
In any case, China’s economy is in trouble. They can’t afford to sit back and wait for the US to rebuild their military. For one thing China has no money, so any military aid they receive would have to come from somewhere. And we know some of those countries like North Korea and Iran are supporting terrorists groups, which obviously they would not do so if they received such support.
Additionally, we cannot afford to lose the trust of our friends in Asia. Currently, China’s one biggest trading partner is Japan, and they supply them with most of their weapons technology. If they lost that partnership, they could lose China as their largest trading partner. And that would be a very bad thing indeed.
So, if the Chinese have military capabilities that are comparable to ours, why would anybody even think of negotiating with them? Further, the amount of weaponry that they have, they bought second hand and now they are in debt because of it. The US keeps talking about how everyone needs to get along, well, everyone except for the Chinese. Perhaps that is the biggest mistake that anyone in Washington DC has ever made, listening to our leadership, I’d say so what, it is nice to hear you say that.