Thursday, August 02, 2012

US War Plans Irk China

When President Obama called on the U.S. military to shift its focus to Asia earlier this year, Andrew Marshall, a 91-year-old futurist, had a vision of what to do.

Marshall’s small office in the Pentagon has spent the past two decades planning for a war against an angry, aggressive and heavily armed China.

No one had any idea how the war would start. But the American response, laid out in a concept that one of Marshall’s longtime proteges dubbed “Air-Sea Battle,” was clear.

Stealthy American bombers and submarines would knock out China’s long-range surveillance radar and precision missile systems located deep inside the country. The initial “blinding campaign” would be followed by a larger air and naval assault.

The concept, the details of which are classified, has angered the Chinese military and has been pilloried by some Army and Marine Corps officers as excessively expensive. Some Asia analysts worry that conventional strikes aimed at China could spark a nuclear war.
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I honestly don't have a problem with military contingency plans. China can whine all they want but they have people planning the exact same war for their military. It's pretty much SOP for any national defense force. You have to be prepared and that means thinking unpleasant things and planning for them.


Eurasleep said...

Taxpayers are funding a 91-year old "futurist" and his office in the Pentagon!!?? Does he have mediums and ouija boards, too?

Anonymous said...

So US stealth bombers fly unhindered ino China to degrade Chinese air defences. Not a single US plane is lost . The enemy is rendered dedneceless.
Sounds too good tp be true.If such a showdown occurs,China will be defeated but the US assets will be pulverised.