Originally Posted by bmd
Just for fun, the U.S. should make plans for some new type of weapon and purposely design it so that it blows up.
Never actually make the "weapon", but let the Chinese steal the plans so when they go to build it, it blows up in their faces and kills a bunch of their people.
Haha cause chinese intelligence officers are mentally handicapped.
Originally Posted by falc39
hmmm.. F-35. Isn't that the jet that failed really hard? Maybe we gave that up on purpose
The F-35 Lightning has had a few setbacks, but it is still a state of the art 5th generation fighter, only surpassed by the F-22. It is better than anything the chinese currently have, including the Chengdu J-20
Seriously though this is really messed up, we need to stop letting the chinese steal our tech. The only real advantage we still have over the chinese is that our weapons are of a higher level of technology. If they reach par with us technologically, they will be able to field larger armies considering the fact that they have the larger population base and we have allowed our industrial base to atrophy.
Tensions in the south china sea are at an all time high. The chinese want to replace the us navy as the dominant military power in the south china sea, which we have dominated since WWII.
Between their disputes with Japan over the Senkaku islands and other disputes with the philippines (Both American Allies) its not impossible to imagine a hot war.