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World War 3: Simulations suggests US' defeat in wars against China
Relations between the United States and China have soured, with political tensions running high between the two major countries, and if it escalates even further, World War 3 may possibly break out. However, recent simulations have suggested a grim outcome for the US should it decide to engage in war with China.
With the US maintaining its relations with Taiwan - a move heavily opposed by China with its expansionist views in the reunification of the island along with Hong Kong - as well as conflict over territorial waters in the Pacific, it has prompted the US to intervene in any aggressive attempts made by the communist nation. But simulations run by the Pentagon earlier this year revealed that should the US and China engage in war, the United States will be facing defeat.
Not only will the US face defeat, but it will also face difficulty in preventing a mainland Chinese invasion of Taiwan. According to officials, the US would be overwhelmed in the skirmish with Chinese forces. One particular simulation was positioned to take place in 2030, and by that time, they found that Chinese military forces would be operating advanced versions of their airships, planes, and submarines. By that time, Chinese forces would have also developed advanced ballistic missiles.
They also noted that Beijing would have already made US bases in the Indo-Pacific command region vulnerable to strikes. One island, in particular, Guam, is believed to already be at risk. “China has long-range anti-ship ballistic missiles and hypersonic (more than five times the speed of sound) missiles.”
Meanwhile, China continues to show off its forces, and 260 of its troops will be participating in the annual International Army Games in Russia. Hosted by the Russian defense ministry, the games are nicknamed “war olympics” and will take place over the next two weeks until September 5. 160 teams from 30 countries are going to participate.
This is the latest in China and Russia’s joint military training in recent years. The two countries have been doing naval drills together almost every year since 2012 and had their first joint naval exercises in late 2019 alongside Iran.