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"China lands first jet on aircraft carrier" confuses me, they are a threat?

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The headline of an article on CNN.com

Here is the link if you are interested: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/china-aircraft-carrier-landing/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

It confuses me, because every time a conversation comes up about America's most powerful enemy, China and North Korea are always brought up. Yet, China is JUST NOW landing a jet on an air carrier (how long has US been doing that) and North Korea cannot even successfully launch a rocket when attempting to display all of their power to the world.

With a bad economy, the US may appear vulnerable, but who is a legit threat? I am sick of hearing about China or NK being threats to our country. In my opinion, the only country who can cause the US to fall is themselves, see The Roman Empire.

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The headline of an article on CNN.com

Here is the link if you are interested: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/china-aircraft-carrier-landing/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

It confuses me, because every time a conversation comes up about America's most powerful enemy, China and North Korea are always brought up. Yet, China is JUST NOW landing a jet on an air carrier (how long has US been doing that) and North Korea cannot even successfully launch a rocket when attempting to display all of their power to the world.

With a bad economy, the US may appear vulnerable, but who is a legit threat? I am sick of hearing about China or NK being threats to our country. In my opinion, the only country who can cause the US to fall is themselves, see The Roman Empire.

Militarily, there is no real threat to the US. We spend almost as much money on defense as the entire rest of the world combined.

We "officially" spend around 711billion a year on "defense". The rest of the world COMBINED spends around 1 trillion, with the closest single country being China with 143 billion.

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China is not a threat in traditional warfare. A full USA carrier group is basically invincible still these days as far as I know.

Nobody on Earth has this 'cept us:

A carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates,[1] and a carrier air wing of 65 to 70 aircraft. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. The carrier strike group commander operationally reports to the commander of the numbered fleet who is operationally responsible for the area of waters the carrier strike group is operating in.

Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection capability. Previously referred to as Carrier Battle Groups (a term still used by other nations), they are often referred to by the carrier they are associated with (e.g., Enterprise Strike Group). There are currently 11 carrier strike groups: five based on the West Coast, five based on the East Coast, and one forward-deployed to NS Yokosuka, Japan.

The carrier strike group is a flexible naval force that can operate in confined waters or in the open ocean, during day and night, in all weather conditions. The principal role of the carrier and its air wing within the carrier strike group is to provide the primary offensive firepower, while the other ships provide defense and support. These roles are not exclusive, however. Other ships in the strike group sometimes undertake offensive operations (launching cruise missiles, for instance) and the carrier's air wing contributes to the strike group's defense (through combat air patrols and airborne anti-submarine efforts). Thus, from a command and control perspective, carrier strike groups are combat organized by mission rather than by platform.

http://en.wikipedia....er_strike_group

We can still dominate if it comes down to country vs country despite some of our failings. Although we could certainly win a Pyrrhic victory.

Where we would lose is non-traditional warfare which is multi-dimensional.

But even NK would be dumb to start any war. And china and US economies are so intertwined it would be mutual suicide to start a conflict.

Knock on wood but I seriously doubt any superpowers are going to wage war against one another in our lifetimes.

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We spend more than the rest of the world combined on the military..So what does that say about us..

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Peace through strength.

And a few bucks.

endofcoldwar.gif

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Its not even a Chinese built aircraft carrier. It's an unfinished Russian one that the Chinese bought. Oh and the plane design is licensed from Russia.

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Someone once told me that it was never a matter of army vs army, more like an economy vs ecomnomy. Their mentality is to conquer us financially.

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Chinas whole "human wave" tactics might be the only threat on the battlefield. They used this tactic against us in the Korean War correct?

Murica fug yea!

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Online gaming..we used to have this saying...numbers numbers numbers.

To the mainland US? Sure...no one is much of a threat. To our allies? Ask the South Koreans or anyone else that wanted to resist communists back in the day.

Just watched Red Dawn...and no...that can't happen.

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speaking of which, is red dawn neocon propaganda, or is it an allegory for american foreign policy?

also is it true that the remake was going to be about a chinese invasion, but they digitally altered the picture to make them north koreans? tbqh i'm not too worried about north korea invading the US

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WTF people. It was a movie.

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