Essentially, what the RAND Corporation’s analysis tells us is that war with China means serious losses on the U.S. side. China has been allowed to gain the upper hand in the Asia-Pacific and it’s only a matter of time before it gains the upper hand in the Western Pacific. All of the artificial islands China has been dredging up will ensure nobody will reach the mainland and doubles as a platform for projecting power into the west. On another note, you can thank the Clintons and the U.S. Department of Commerce for their technological leap and undermining of America’s national security as well as leadership role in the world.
To defeat a potential Chinese aerial offensive against Taiwan, the United States would need to deploy 30 fighter wings to the Western Pacific. Such an attrition campaign against the PLA Air Force and Navy Air Force would be unsustainable for the US. Continue reading