(OPINION) PNW – If China decided to invade Taiwan and the U.S. intervened, who do you think would win that war? Of course, most Americans would assume that the U.S. would easily win such a conflict, but according to a report that was just put out by Yahoo News, “years of classified Pentagon war games strongly suggest that the U.S. military would lose that war”.
The Chinese have been preparing for an invasion of Taiwan for decades, but meanwhile, the U.S. military has been focused on other priorities. As a result, the balance of power in that region has dramatically shifted, and the U.S. is at a clear disadvantage.
In the fall of 2020, the U.S. Air Force once again simulated what a future war with China would look like, and it didn’t go well… Last fall, the U.S. Air Force simulated a conflict set more than a decade in the future that began with a Chinese biological-weapon attack that swept through U.S. bases and warships in the Indo-Pacific region.
Then a major Chinese military exercise was used as cover for the deployment of a massive invasion force. The simulation culminated with Chinese missile strikes raining down on U.S. bases and warships in the region, and a lightning air and amphibious assault on the island of Taiwan.
This is the first time that the outcome of that simulation has been made public. Unfortunately, the U.S. has been on the losing end of such war games for many years. In fact, one U.S. official has admitted that U.S. forces in the war games have been “losing faster” as the years have gone by…
“At that point, the trend in our war games was not just that we were losing, but we were losing faster,” Hinote said. “After the 2018 war game, I distinctly remember one of our gurus of war gaming standing in front of the Air Force secretary and chief of staff and telling them that we should never play this war game scenario [of a Chinese attack on Taiwan] again because we know what is going to happen. READ MORE