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MilEME09

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Why would Russia or China need to pay 'non-state actors' to engage American forces in Afghanistan, when the Taliban have been doing so for almost 20yrs now out of their own ideology?
Money can be a big motivation, turned farmers into fighters against us after all.
 

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Xi Jinping Orders Chinese Army to Prepare for War ‘at Any Second’

BEN WHEDON5 Jan 2021

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping on Monday issued orders to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to prepare to “act at any second” and
maintain “full-time combat readiness,” the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Tuesday.

Xi previously tightened his personal control of the PLA, using his position as chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC)
to appoint loyal officers and clean out suspect personnel under the guise of an anti-corruption campaign.

More at https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/01/05/xi-jinping-orders-pla-prepare-war-any-second/
 

Weinie

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Xi Jinping Orders Chinese Army to Prepare for War ‘at Any Second’

BEN WHEDON5 Jan 2021

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping on Monday issued orders to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to prepare to “act at any second” and
maintain “full-time combat readiness,” the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Tuesday.

Xi previously tightened his personal control of the PLA, using his position as chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC)
to appoint loyal officers and clean out suspect personnel under the guise of an anti-corruption campaign.

More at https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/01/05/xi-jinping-orders-pla-prepare-war-any-second/
Shawn,

Have you really gone this far in your belief of what is on the Internet? Are you engaging in confirmatory bias to the point that you are not being objective ?

I am asking this because the actual events that happened between Chinese and Indian troops is the exact opposite of what the Breitbart story purports, and has been known for some months now.
 

Colin Parkinson

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It would not be the first time domestically aimed propaganda triggered international concerns

Xi & Co. has been busy https://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-pol...o-democracy-activists-in-crackdown/a-56139138
 

MarkOttawa

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PLAAF’s Xian H-20 stealthy strategic bomber:


First Official Rendering Of China’s H-20 Stealth Bomber Emerges In Glitzy Recruiting Video
A new official People’s Liberation Army Air Force recruiting video ends with a large flying-wing type aircraft shrouded in a white sheet.


A new, slickly-produced recruitment video for China's People's Liberation Army Air Force, or PLAAF, closes with the first official rendering of any kind of the long-rumored H-20 stealth bomber. What we see shows a distinct resemblance to the U.S. Air Force’s B-2 Spirit and the future B-21 Raider, but we don’t know how much this depiction reflects the details of the actual design.

The PLAAF recruiting video first appeared on YouTube on January 5, 2021, and looks to be legitimate. A notice underneath says “CCTV [China Central Television] is funded in whole or in part by the Chinese government.”

Titled “Dream of Youth,” it presents a narrative that follows a single individual as they join China’s air force and become a fighter pilot. At its end, the video takes the viewer into a computer-rendered futuristic-looking hangar containing the stealth bomber, which is first seen under a sheet. This is similar to what we saw in another glitzy video that the state-run Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) released in 2018, which also aped a famous Northrop Grumman Superbowl ad that had teased the aircraft that became known as the B-21. In a reflection on the visor of a helmet, we then see the sheet being pulled off, revealing the front end of the aircraft…

In the meantime, the PLAAF, as well as the People’s Liberation Army Navy, have been actively demonstrating greater competence in longer-range bomber operations, including in exercises together with Russian bombers and from outposts in the contested South China Sea, using new derivatives of the H-6. This includes the still relatively young H-6N, which is designed to carry air-launched ballistic missiles, including ones that might be tipped with hypersonic boost-glide vehicles, and other outsized payloads, such as large high-speed drones, under its fuselage.

However, the underlying H-6 design is dated and can only be expanded upon so much, inherently limiting its utility as a long-range strategic platform, especially in the nuclear deterrent role. Existing reporting suggests that the H-20 will be able to carry 10 tons of munitions and have a maximum unrefueled range of around 5,000 miles, giving it substantially greater reach than any H-6 variant, especially if also armed with long-range land-attack cruise missiles.

The H-20 could also provide a valuable long-range conventional weapons truck of sorts for the PLAAF that has the ability to penetrate deeper into hostile territory to strike critical targets, such as command and control and air defense nodes, as well as airfields and other important infrastructure. This could all help pave the way for follow-on strikes by non-stealthy aircraft, as well.

This kind of capability would present significant new challenges for China’s opponents, including major potential adversaries, such as the United States and India, across the Asia-Pacific region. Modernized H-6s toting very-long-range standoff weapons and a possible future stealthy medium bomber, the latter of which you can read more about in this past War Zone piece, could also complement the H-20s to provide a very capable and flexible array of extended-range aerial strike options. The H-20 could also springboard a new robust leg of the Chinese nuclear deterrent, putting even the U.S. at risk…’


Mark
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PLA Air Force SINKEX Ominous for USN and RN Carrier Strike Groups (CSG) at ranges of at least 1500 km and probably further, China successfully test their IRBM and ALCM last year, targeting moving maneuvering vessels (converted freighters) and successfully sunk the vessels In the South China Sea. USN Aegis in area, tracked missiles and noted difficulties in tackling the targets.


DF 26 IRBM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DF-26

https://www.navalnews.com/tag/ch-as-x-13/CH-AS-X-13:​

DF 21 : https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...hed-anti-ship-ballistic-missile-toting-bomber

Obviously target ships can’t fight back and use countermeasures and tactics, but an attack on CSG in sufficient numbers will overwhelm the defences including the AAW escort defences. World War 5 is going to be a doozy as China pursues technology and quantity in its forces.
 

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PLA Air Force SINKEX Ominous for USN and RN Carrier Strike Groups (CSG) at ranges of at least 1500 km and probably further, China successfully test their IRBM and ALCM last year, targeting moving maneuvering vessels (converted freighters) and successfully sunk the vessels In the South China Sea. USN Aegis in area, tracked missiles and noted difficulties in tackling the targets.


DF 26 IRBM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DF-26

https://www.navalnews.com/tag/ch-as-x-13/CH-AS-X-13:​

DF 21 : https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...hed-anti-ship-ballistic-missile-toting-bomber

Obviously target ships can’t fight back and use countermeasures and tactics, but an attack on CSG in sufficient numbers will overwhelm the defences including the AAW escort defences. World War 5 is going to be a doozy as China pursues technology and quantity in its forces.
I have been accused of missing the importance of global events; when exactly was WWIII and IV?;)
 

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Weinie: it’s need to know, sorry you have to file an ATI and then appeal the denial.
My mistake it’s 3 or III or the next (really) big one.
 

Weinie

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Weinie: it’s need to know, sorry you have to file an ATI and then appeal the denial.
My mistake it’s 3 or III or the next (really) big one.
OK, Thanks. ATI and appeal being slowly (read never) completed.

Standing by for whatever version of WW (X) occurs. ;)
 
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