Sorry Brothers it gets better, same Writer posted this 4 hours ago. Found checking my link in an post in this thread.
‘You’re on your own’: US sealift can’t count on US Navy escorts in the next big war.
Bazinga! The rulers of China, whatever their persuasion over time, have been concerned about internal disunity & this drives the PRC policy towards not only those you mention but also Hong Kong & Taiwan, which the mainland considers rebel provinces which should be brought back into the fold.
I don’t know...Russia tried that in a number of places and it didn’t work.Yes and that's why they have their colonisation program to introduce Han to the areas. These will eventually outnumber the local minority and is another reason why I don't think ethnic separatism is going to be too much of an issue for the PRC.
I don’t know...Russia tried that in a number of places and it didn’t work.
Of course. I only meant that it didn’t keep these former Soviet republics from breaking off. Russia isn’t afraid to roll tanks over the border to impose their will on their neighbors but I think China likes to be more subtle than that.What it did do for them, though, is to give them a later claim to areas that they wanted to annex... like eastern Georgia, Crimea, eastern Ukraine... if your country can afford to be patient, seeding territory you want to possess with people who look like you and speak your language could be a successful long-term strategy.
Of course. I only meant that it didn’t keep these former Soviet republics from breaking off. Russia isn’t afraid to roll tanks over the border to impose their will on their neighbors but I think China likes to be more subtle than that.
Reverse thatWeren't they supposed to be deployable in 18 hours or something like that? I don't know, you tell me.
I am okay being wrong. My wife tells me all the time.
If war broke out in Europe, there is a high chance our allies would be too tied up in the fight or be fully combat ineffective due to loses. Help is great but at the end of the day we need to know whether or not we can do it on our own.
At the beginning I don't think we'd have much logistical support from them. We would be the ones supplying logistical support to them across an ocean before we could mass our forces and conduct operations. As @DasBoot mentions above they would be focused on fighting the fight before they'd attempt to provide logistical support.
Other than facilities what support would we get from Europe?