Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Coming Sino-Japanese War

The Coming Sino-Japanese War: Pick a Scenario -- Todd Crowell, Real Clear World

China's recent declaration creating an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over a large portion of the East China Sea, including the disputed Senkaku (Diaoyu) islands, has been a feast day in Japan for arm-chair strategists, would-be thriller writers, retired generals and other assorted defense analysts and pundits.

In the wake of China's declaration, five of Japan's seven national weekly magazines published articles proposing various scenarios for a new Sino-Japanese war breaking out over the disputed islands. Can a book, or several books on the coming Sino-Japanese war of 2014, be that far behind?

The blog War is Boring postulates a swirling, high-tech dogfight over the East China Sea, involving Japanese F-15 Eagles, American F-22 Raptors and Chinese fighters. Several Japanese fighters -- and one American -- are shot down, but the Chinese lose several more. Round One goes to the Japanese-American team.

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My Comment: The red lines have already been drawn .... and both sides are now assessing the other. But even with these tensions my overall prediction on a possible Sino-Japanese conflict have not changed .... if a shooting war should ever occur (which I doubt), it will happen in a manner that no one has ever thought about and/or predicted.

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