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megimoo
12-30-2010, 10:37 AM
Any Chinese move to take over Taiwan would trigger a confrontation with the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Is the U.S. prepared to counter this growing threat?

August 9, 2015 - 0400 Hours

The war for Taiwan starts in the early morning. There are no naval bombardments or waves of bombers: That's how wars in the Pacific were fought 70 years ago. Instead, 1200 cruise and ballistic missiles rise from heavy vehicles on the Chinese mainland.
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The nearest aircraft carrier is the USS Nimitz, which had just left the Japanese port of Yokosuka on Tokyo Bay when the missiles landed on Taiwan. Although Beijing has promised to attack anyone who interferes with this "internal security operation," the U.S. president orders the Nimitz and its escorts to the Taiwan Strait. The Nimitz battle group needs at least two days for the carrier to reach the strait, more than 1300 miles southwest. The closest other carrier group, near Pearl Harbor, is six days out.

Until the Nimitz arrives, it's up to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, 400 miles northeast of Taiwan, to defend the island. By 0515 hours, Air Force pilots are taking off in 40 F-15E fighters to conduct combat air patrols over the island. Half of them are airborne when Kadena comes under attack. First, error messages begin popping up on computer screens. Modern air defense systems share sensor information and targeting data to better coordinate their actions, but this connection is going to become a liability. An army of hackers operating throughout China swarms the base's networks, tying up communications with gibberish and cluttering the digital screens of radar operators with phony and conflicting data.

Next, early-warning satellites detect the infrared bloom of 25 ballistic missiles launched from the Chinese mainland. Five detonate in orbit, shredding American communication and imaging satellites. While not a technical firstóboth the U.S. and China have knocked down satellitesóit's the first outbreak of a hot war in space, and it partially blinds U.S. forces.


http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/navy-ships/what-a-war-between-china-and-the-us-would-look-like

djones520
12-30-2010, 10:46 AM
Hmmm... that's interesting. It missed a few things, but I can't talk about it. :p

megimoo
12-30-2010, 11:01 AM
Hmmm... that's interesting. It missed a few things, but I can't talk about it. :pThe chinese-cyber-attacks sound about right .

1) Titan Rain

"In 2004, an analyst named Shawn Carpenter at Sandia National Laboratories traced the origins of a massive cyber espionage ring back to a team of government sponsored researchers in Guangdong Province in China. The hackers, code named by the FBI “Titan Rain,” stole massive amounts of information from military labs, NASA, the World Bank, and others. Rather than being rewarded, Carpenter was fired and investigated after revealing his findings to the FBI, because hacking foreign computers is illegal under U.S. law. He later sued and was awarded more than $3 million. The FBI renamed Titan Rain and classified the new name. The group is still assumed to be operating."

5) Naval War College

In December 2006, the Naval War College in Rhode Island had to take all of its computer systems offline for weeks following a major cyber attack. One professor at the school told his students that the Chinese had brought down the system. The Naval War College is where much military strategy against China is developed.
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10) Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program

In April, 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported that China was suspected of being behind a major theft of data from Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter program, the most advanced airplane ever designed. Multiple infiltrations of the F-35 program apparently went on for years.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/01/22/the_top_10_chinese_cyber_attacks_that_we_know_of

Kay
12-30-2010, 07:49 PM
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NJCardFan
12-30-2010, 07:56 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b0/Forbidden_NY.jpg

Bailey
12-30-2010, 08:00 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b0/Forbidden_NY.jpg

From the second planet of the apes movie? Beneath the planet of the apes? Still wish I could see Nova naked:(

m00
12-30-2010, 09:32 PM
From the second planet of the apes movie? Beneath the planet of the apes? Still wish I could see Nova naked:(

I'm sure if you ask nicely enough, he might oblige.

Kay
12-30-2010, 10:00 PM
It does not surprise me that Bailey wants to see Nova nekkid.

NJCardFan
12-30-2010, 10:01 PM
It does not surprise me that Bailey wants to see Nova nekkid.

LOL. I believe he meant Linda Harrison.

megimoo
12-30-2010, 10:04 PM
It does not surprise me that Bailey wants to see Nova nekkid.
He wants to check his butt for a 'tuck' ?

PoliCon
12-30-2010, 10:54 PM
Although Beijing has promised to attack anyone who interferes with this "internal security operation," the U.S. president orders the Nimitz and its escorts to the Taiwan Strait. I guess it's clear that the plan is for this to happen after Obama leaves office.

Rockntractor
12-30-2010, 11:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH2P_pVze6s

Novaheart
12-31-2010, 01:56 AM
From the second planet of the apes movie? Beneath the planet of the apes? Still wish I could see Nova naked:(

Even my doctor hasn't seen Nova naked.

megimoo
12-31-2010, 02:04 AM
Even my doctor hasn't seen Nova naked.Always wear your Abaya...
Muslim ?