Originally Posted by oldandslow
I think sometimes we spend to much time worrying about countries that have little strategic interest to us and not enough time worrying about one that does.
It's a new world. China and America have no desire to get into proxy wars, try to outspend each other propping up dictators and bad governments that are puppets of each side.
The era of public posturing and brinkship between world superpowers produced nothing positive. We spent our blood and treasure to prop up scumbags. Russia bankrupted itself. We learned. China learned. Don't expect anything different unless they are forced to...aka North Korea.
There is an undeclared war going on. It's just being kept private. Every once in a while something will leak out but mostly its a dark war battled in cyberspace. This new paradigm started 20 years ago. The Chinese stole every single nuclear secret we had. Nuclear plant designs, plans for war, how we store and move nuclear weapons, our future plans...every single thing. Did you hear of a international crisis? Political brinkmanship?
Use some critical thinking skills to figure out why. Either we are total wimps that are scared of the Chinese bully that beat us up and took our lunch money or maybe we had previously done some of the same things to them.
Every war is dangerous and I've tried to educate this board on the dangers of a cyber war. But, you can take comfort that even though this war is not being fought in public, we still have the best cyber fighters and tools on the planet.