Beijing Tests Massive Missile Attack Against Taiwan
The day after US Secretary State warned Communist China against the attack on Taiwan, Beijing conducted, the drill of the bombing of the democratic state.
For the first time, since the founding of Communist China, the Beijing army used such a large number of aircraft during the air drill over the island. According to military specialists, the Air Force and Navy trained the scenarios for a massive missile airstrike against Taiwan.
At least twenty-five aircraft, ships, and submarines were involved in the drill.
Two Kunqian-200 anti-submarine aircraft of the PLA Navy secured the operation.
An AWACS aircraft Kunjing-500 carried out loitering in the southwestern part of Taiwan's air defense zone, performing target designation of tactical aviation and monitoring the air situation.
Twelve fighters were 8 Jian-16 and 4 Jian-10 simulated airstrikes against surface and point targets of a simulated enemy on the island. Four Khun-6K bombers imitated air-launched cruise missile strikes against important strategic targets of the imaginary enemy. Their cover and escort on the flight route were carried out by six Jian-16s.
The aircraft carrier strike group of the PLA Navy led by Liaoning has exercised for at least eleven days in the South China Sea before plowed the sea in that area and provided aviation support. It tended to target all of the flight channels leading from the second chain of islands beyond Singapore and Australia.
According to the military specialists, China did not rise strategic bombers which in previous smaller-scale drills tested attacks on targets in the North and the Eastern Coast Australia.
US warns China against the attack on Taiwan
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China on Sunday not to attack Taiwan amid increased tensions and activities across the Taiwan Strait.
All I can tell you is it would be a serious mistake for anyone to try to change the existing status quo by force, Mr. Blinken said when asked if the U.S. would defend the island from a mainland attack.
On Wednesday and Thursday Communist China have sailed its first aircraft carrier around Taiwan, and on Friday morning a U.S. guided-missile destroyer responded by conducting a transit through the 100-mile-wide Taiwan Strait.
The aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, with some 2,000 Marines, currently is conducting war games in the South China Sea.
Thousands of Marines aboard an assault vessel joined a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sailing in the South China Sea on Friday for integrated military exercises in disputed waters China has claimed as its maritime territory.
The Marine Corps flattop USS Makin Island, an amphibious assault ship equipped with thousands of Marines, helicopters and tilt-rotor troop transports, joined the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier for the integrated operations on Friday, the Navy said in a statement.
This expeditionary strike force fully demonstrates that we maintain a combat-credible force, capable of responding to any contingency, deter aggression, and provide regional security and stability in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific, said Navy Capt. Stewart Bateshansky, commodore, Amphibious Squadron 3.
The Navy described the activities as coordinated strike groups of ships and aircraft carrying out exercises in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
On Taiwan, Mr. Blinken said the U.S. views with concern increasing Chinese military posturing toward the island Beijing regards a breakaway province.
What we’ve seen and what is a real concern to us is increasingly aggressive actions by the government in Beijing directed at Taiwan, raising tensions in the straits, he said.
Military Leaders are Worried
On March 9, 2021, Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker asked, How do you feel about our ability right now to defend Taiwan? Adm. Philip S. Davidson, the commander of the Indo-Pacific Command, responded, I think our conventional deterrent is actually eroding in the region, adding that he thinks China could move on Taiwan “in the next six years.” In a subsequent hearing, Davidson’s successor, Adm. John Aquilano, expressed a Chinese attack on Taiwan is closer than “most” think.
NATO and the US strategists are convinced that because the stakes over Taiwan are so high, Beijing is psychologically prepared and determined to use the nuclear attack if it loses in conventional battle. It may target traditional allies in the region one or more, and try to reach the United States.
There is a real possibility that a regional crisis with Russia or China could escalate quickly to a conflict involving nuclear weapons, if they perceived a conventional loss would threaten the regime or state, stated the head of U.S. Strategic Command Admiral Charles A. Richard on Monday.
The scenarios of preventive attack include the annihilation of China
Some of the military specialists suggested that the preventive war with a sudden massive attack utilising all known weapons especially those in which China may be helpless can be necessary to wipe out the major part of the Beijing arsenal. But others added, that it is impossible without total destruction of the country.