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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

…what would happen.

"It's unlikely that the U.S.-China trade dispute is going to escalate to a full-scale war any time soon but it's not impossible. Neither side is inclined to go to war with the other, but a war of that scale is what both plan to fight. All it would take is one bungled crisis, one itchy trigger finger, one malfunctioning automated defense system and the entire region could become a war zone.

China's military upgrades, especially in the areas of anti-access and area-denial weapons, would make any war between the two countries "intense, destructive, and protracted," according to the RAND corporation, America's premiere policy and decision-making thinktank. The non-profit, non-partisan organization has been doing this kind of research since 1948…."
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Lion in the Stars20 Apr 2018 11:39 p.m. PST

Rand's public studies massively underestimate the capability of the US submarine fleet.

I'm sure that the SSGNs would like to get at least one major real-world operation in before we have to retire them due to 50-year-old hulls.

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