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Don’t we have enough pots boiling on the military front at this point? We’re already dealing with a madman in North Korea with nuclear weapons, Russia and Turkey talking about “taking over” the conflict in northern Syria, counter-terror operations in Yemen and a minor conflict in Afghanistan that’s been dragging on since before some of the people who will be voting in 2020 were even born. Do we really need to get into a shooting war with the Chinese on top of all that?
Speech - December - Industry - List - Summit
His speech, delivered on December 20 to the 2018 Military Industry List summit, declared that China’s new and highly capable anti-ship ballistic and cruise missiles were more than capable of hitting US carriers, despite them being at the centre of a ‘bubble’ of defensive escorts.
“What the United States fears the most is taking casualties,” Admiral Lou declared.
Loss - Super - Carrier - US - Lives
He said the loss of one super carrier would cost the US the lives of 5000 service men and women. Sinking two would double that toll.
“We’ll see how frightened America is.”
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First of all, Lou Yuan is reportedly well known as an anti-American hawk in Chinese military circles, so this sort of inflammatory rhetoric isn’t new for him. Also, he’s not really part of China’s actual military. He’s the deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences. In other words, his title is described as being an “academic military rank” as opposed to being an actual Admiral of the line. The guy has never commanded a warship and wouldn’t be involved in the fighting he is suggesting.
But if they put their minds to it, could the Chinese actually sink a couple of our carriers? If we were...
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