How the world's largest military stacks up to the US armed forces
Fortunately for the Chinese, they won their last engagement, you remember, Tiananmen Square!
More after the break.
"By its own admission, China has deficiencies in training, cooperation between services, administration, human capital, force development, and logistics.
Under the rule of the Communist Party, the Chinese military has long had to avoid honest self-assessment and focus instead on presenting only positives to the country at large, while the force grows less experienced in real combat.
According to the report: "Chinese military analysts assess that it is not yet capable of carrying out complex operations overseas or fighting and winning a 'local war under informationized conditions,' their term for the type of conflict that they perceive China is most likely to face.'"
It is not even correct to call the Chinese military "Chinese." It is the Chinese Communist Party's military, not the Chinese peoples military. One needs to add to this the fact that the military upper echelon is irredeemably corrupt, and the military has no mechanisms through which the various branches can communicate. It is at best an uncoordinated, uncooperative mess, with lots of men, lots of weapons, poor training, and not much else.
"PLA strategists place a high priority on seizing the initiative in a conflict. Some observers believe that the PLA would pair this predilection with its assessment that the cyber and space domains are the "high ground" of contemporary warfare and thus choose to strike its adversary's information networks.
According to one American scholar, China believes that a "preemptive first strike is preferable, as it sets the stage for the remainder of the conflict and puts the aggressor in a distinct position of advantage."
China's use of cyber warfare against the US is a prime example of this philosophy. They have already engaged the US with non-kinetic warfare through the theft of military secrets and hacking into the Office of Personnel Management."
The Japanese proved the value of this theory in WWII. Did the Chinese learn nothing? Apparently, for them the "last war" is WWII.
The final straw is the US service person is fully capable of taking command when cutoff or otherwise when the situation demands. The Chinese soldier cannot. We all know how that turns out:
I'll take the US Marines, and I will give the points.
The Japanese were at least a real military.