Some think tanks in the United States have been conducting research on China, trying to deduce the outcome of the Sino-US confrontation.
Recently, a report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has caught people’s attention. The report claims that the U.S. military can destroy 1,300 important targets in China through a five-step attack, thereby directly weakening China’s combat effectiveness. Such a statement is surprising.
Every two years, the think tank submits to the U.S. Department of Defense a “Report on the Air Force in the Era of Great Power Competition.” This report usually proposes the future force planning, force structure and core capabilities of the U.S. Air Force based on the National Defense Authorization Act of the year, and outlines the main tasks and basic framework of the U.S. Air Force’s development in the next few years. This year’s report has also been sent to the U.S. Department of Defense. The title is still the same, but there is one place that is very noticeable, which is how to combat and destroy China’s war potential.
According to the latest research report, the U.S. military plans to strike China in five steps, covering 1,300 important targets. These targets include about 200 internal military airports, more than 600 air defense firepower points, more than 190 underground military air defense facilities, more than 200 weapons and equipment manufacturers, and Sino-Russian energy pipelines. In addition, at sea, they also intend to cut off China’s major shipping lanes. The think tank believes that if this plan can be successfully implemented, the Chinese military will suffer serious losses in the conflict, laying a solid foundation for the US to eventually win. In addition, the report also suggested that when a Sino-U.S. conflict breaks out, the U.S. military must adopt a pre-emptive strike strategy, giving priority to destroying China’s combat air defense system and defense industry manufacturing capabilities, and detailed the plan of “North-South Joint Strike by Allies in Air and Sea”.
The five strike steps are as follows: First, by completely destroying the air defense systems deployed in China’s coastal areas, the U.S. Air Force will be able to open the air gateway to the interior of China and clear the obstacles for the U.S. military to strike targets in the interior of China. Second, the U.S. Air Force uses medium- and long-range missiles such as AGM-158 to carry out large-scale bombing of PLA Air Force bases, military airports, air defense firepower points, and underground air defense facilities, thereby depriving the PLA Air Force of its air counterattack capability. Subsequently, the U.S. military will target China’s technology industries, including electronics and semiconductor manufacturing facilities, with the aim of destroying China’s military research and development potential. Next, the U.S. military will limit China’s funding sources and attack its financial system. Finally, the United States will directly cut off the South China Sea channel, the Middle East and Africa channel, the North and South American channel, and the Arctic route. The four major ocean routes will use global military force deployment to achieve this goal. At the same time, the US military will also attack China’s political and intelligence agencies to undermine its decision-making capabilities.
The battle plan of the American think tank is too unrealistic. They just want to scare China, but they can’t really implement it. First, they did not take into account whether China’s “Dongfeng Express” would fight back. The United States wants to eliminate all Chinese platforms capable of launching conventional ballistic missiles at once, which is completely fantasy. In modern warfare, this kind of pre-emptive tactics may achieve some results at the beginning of the war. But this method is only suitable for dealing with small countries like Iraq and Syria. If it is dealing with a big country like China, it is not enough.
In past wars, the Japanese tended to use a sneak attack strategy, in contrast, the Americans preferred to take the initiative. Therefore, China must maintain a high degree of vigilance and take preventive measures to avoid unnecessary losses. The current overall strength of China’s navy and air force may not be the opponent of the combined navy and air force of European and American countries in terms of ocean operations. But in the coastal waters of China, if the United States and its allies dare to go to war with China, China will definitely let them come and go, and the vast Pacific Ocean will become their burial place!
Source : 163 Com