So we have talked about how China has two ski-jump supercarriers, and two with catapults under construction. Now it turns out that they have built a Navy base at the southern entrance to the Red Sea that has piers long enough to handle those carriers. What’s more- the base is less than 5 miles from the US Camp Lemonnier, a Naval Expeditionary Base in Djibouti, on the horn of Africa. It looks like China intends to have a carrier based in the Indian Ocean/Persian Gulf/Red Sea area of operations.

I used to say that a Chinese war against the USA was impossible because the PLAN didn’t have the ships to wage an overseas war. That is not going to be the case for much longer. Interests in the IO and WestPac need to be on alert. I think we have less than two years before there is a war in the area that involves China and one of her regional neighbors, and the Biden/Harris administration doesn’t have what it takes to do a thing about it.

Categories: Military


MN Steel · April 22, 2021 at 2:05 pm

I’ve always been amused at people who said the Chinese don’t have a navy.

It’s pretty well known that missiles have rendered the majority of ships and attack jets obsolete, with subs next due to super-cavitation.

The historic use of navies have been to deliver troops and supplies, and COSCO has tonnage beyond any nation’s holdings, including merchant marine.

Wonder how many weapons packages can be put on a massive cargo ship in place of the top row of containers?

Wonder how much supplies are already pre-positioned in generic containers around the world, just in case?

Bear Claw · April 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm

I just want to know how fast it will sink when hit since it would be the same for our carriers.

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