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US express concern over Chinese hypersonic cruise missile test
Washington: Expressing concern over Chinese hypersonic cruise missile test, top American lawmakers have said the Asia-Pacific region is fast becoming a powder keg.
The House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, Congressman Randy Forbes and Mike Rogers in a statement said this situation does nothing to support peaceful coexistence in the Pacific.
“While round after round of defence cuts have knocked America’s technological advantage on its back, the Chinese and other competitor nations push towards military parity with the United States; in some cases, as in this one, they appear to be leaping ahead of us,” three Congressmen said.
“We have dithered for three decades now, delaying badly needed replacement equipment for our troops, relying on hardware that was built during the Reagan years,” they said.
“The Asia-Pacific is fast becoming a powder keg. Allowing nations that do not share our respect for free and open avenues of commerce to gain a strategic advantage over the United States and her allies only brings us closer to lighting the fuse,” the Congressmen said.
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Wild theory time, /k/.
It is 2033. A mutherfucking Kane of Brotherhood of Nod has unified Arabs. Sunites, Shiites, the whole deal. After a short war with Iran, US got kicked out of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
All neighbours of Israel have shut off the borders, basically it is Iron Curtain all over. Egyptian/Iranian navy has several ballistic missile submarines deployed in Mediterranean for a potential second strike along with a huge fleet, capable of potentially defeating combined naval forces of United States of Europe and USA in this theatre.
United Arab Alliance demands for Israel to withdraw to borders of 1948. When Israel declines, full naval, ground and air blocade is enforced. Conventionally, Israel will be roflstomped, but it has 400 nukes while Alliance also has about 1.000.
What happens when country slowly starves in face of being turned to glass if it uses nukes?