Taiwan to Simulate Chinese Aircraft Carrier Assault

Taiwan’s annual computer-aided war games will simulate a PLA assault led by its carrier, the Liaoning. Image Credit: flickr/Asia Times Taiwan will simulate an attack against China’s sole aircraft carrier during annual war games scheduled for next month. According to […]

What would a U.S.-China war look like?

Imagine this: In the early morning, a barrage of more than 1,000 Chinese ballistic and cruise missiles bombard Taiwanese civilian and military targets. As the U.S. Air Force stationed in Okinawa prepares to rush to the aid of its sworn […]

Here’s What a Shooting War in the East China Sea Might Look Like

This article by Joe Pappalardo appeared in Popular Mechanics at http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/news/heres-what-a-shooting-war-in-the-east-china-sea-might-look-like-16205950 This past weekend China escalated tensions in the East China Sea by unilaterally establishing what it calls an Air Defense Identification Zone that includes islands claimed by other nations. […]

China’s Fear Of US May Tempt Them To Preempt: Sinologists

Sun Tzu said: Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted. WASHINGTON: Because China […]

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Japan Explores War Scenarios with China

J. Michael Cole examines Japan’s war planning scenarios. Jan. 9, 2013 – As Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party national defense task force announced on Jan. 8 that it would increase the nation’s defense budget by more than 100 billion yen ($1.15 billion), three […]


Ship-Based Attack on Hollywood

Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has said that the greatest threat posed to the United States is from a ship-launched ballistic missile. This movie shows a tanker off the coast of California launches a Scub-B, armed with a 15 kiloton warhead, […]


Ballistic Missile Attack on Los Angeles

In this scenario, a Chinese CSS-4 ballistic missile armed with a nuclear warhead strikes an undefended Los Angeles, killing one and a half million people.


Chinese Attack on Russia

Russia possesses the only operational ballistic missile defense system in the world. This animation depicts a ballistic missile launched from China which is then detected in space and by land based radar before the warhead is intercepted.


AEGIS Sea-Based Interception

Alerted by spaced-based detectors, an AEGIS Standard Missile (SM-3) system destroys an in-bound nuclear ballistic missile launched from China.