Foreign Policy: Slaughter in the East China Sea

Fred Manzo August 12, 2020 0
Foreign Policy: Slaughter in the East China Sea

What happens if China fights the United States and Japan? A mutual disaster, wargame predicts.



“The year is 2030. Chinese troops seize a Japanese island in the South China Sea. Japan dispatches an amphibious task force to retake the island. Soon, U.S. warships and aircraft arrive, accompanying a Japanese flotilla. Their orders are to support Japan while trying to avoid combat with Chinese forces.

That plan soon falls apart. According to a wargame run by the Washington-based Center for a New American Security (CNAS), it is impossible for the U.S. military to step in without American and Chinese troops firing on each other….”

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