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Based on the public discussions of what the US is planning in capabililties this is one picture of what China might be facing.
First Line - First Island Chain
30 times JLTV/NSM - Rogue Fires - NMESIS Platoons of the USMC - 185 km reach moved around 6000 km of Island Frontage by 30 Light Amphibious Warships. Line extends from Singapore and Malaysia, through Brunei, Vietnam and the Philippines, to Taiwan and then to Busan in S Korea.
Backed by HIMARS Trucks launching 500 km PrSM missiles
Organized into three Littoral Combat Regiments each with its own Service Support Battalion and Air Defence Battalion.
Backed by a 40 knot fleet of
14 monohull LCS,
17 trimaran LCS and 15 catamaran EPFs for log support. The 31 LCS hulls also all mount the same 185km NSMs employed by the USMC Rogue Fires Platoons. In addition the hulls have the ability to move a lot of marines and their trucks, LAVs and UAVs.
2nd Line - 2nd Island Chain
Anchored on Guam with flanks secured forward at Darwin in Northern Australia and Adak in the Aleutians. Protected by Medium Range Capabilities of the SM6 and the GLCM missiles as well as, prospectively, the LR Hyper Sonic weapons. Secure allies in Australia in the south and Japan in the North.
3rd Line - Hawaii
USN / USMC
4th Line - Conus and Alaska
USAF and US Army
From China's viewpoint that could be seen as a containment strategy.