“If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”-Sun T’zu, “The Art of War’ http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html

See:
Millennium Challenge 2002
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Challenge_2002

The US Navy continues to be marginally capable of defending U.S. interests. Its fleet remains undersized and readiness challenges have grown.
http://index.heritage.org/military/2016/assessments/us-military-power/us-navy/

The U.S. Air Force fell to “marginal” in its ability to contribute to US military power. This was driven largely by mounting readiness concerns.
http://index.heritage.org/military/2016/assessments/us-military-power/us-air-force/

HOW GOOD ARE THEY? THE LATEST INSIGHTS INTO CHINA’S MILITARY TECH
https://warontherocks.com/2016/05/how-good-are-they-the-latest-insights-into-chinas-military-tech/

China
Ranked as 3 of 126
http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=china

Chinese military approaches technological ‘near-parity’ with NATO in air domain
https://www.rt.com/news/377440-china-military-technology-parity/

America’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter vs. China’s J-31, F-15SA and Russia’s Su-35: Who Wins?
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/americas-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-vs-chinas-j-31-f-15sa-17767

How China Rules the waves
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_oWV9NKEFpsJ:https://ig.ft.com/sites/china-ports/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

CHINESE SHIPYARD LOOKS TO BUILD GIANT FLOATING ISLANDS
http://www.popsci.com/chinese-shipyard-looks-build-giant-floating-islands

Dual-use civilian aircraft
http://www.chinalawblog.com/2007/03/china_to_make_commercial_jets.html

Dual use civilian infrastructure
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/china-civilian-intrastructure-used-for-military-purpose-on-the-plateau/

Why the US Navy Should Fear China’s New 093B Nuclear Attack Submarine
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-the-us-navy-should-fear-chinas-new-093b-nuclear-attack-16741

The U.S. Navy’s Real China Challenge: A Lethal Missile ‘Swarm’ Strike
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-navys-real-china-challenge-lethal-missile-%E2%80%98swarm%E2%80%99-16525

Grounded: Nearly two-thirds of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/grounded-nearly-two-thirds-of-us-navys-strike-fighters-cant-fly

Are America’s Aircraft Carriers On Their Way To Obsolescence?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-28/are-americas-aircraft-carriers-their-way-obsolescence

U.S. Army: 95% of Brigade Combat Teams Unprepared to Fight Immediately
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/02/07/us-army-95-percent-brigade-combat-teams-unable-fight-immediately/

China vs US military ‘scorecard’ (Still optimistic and under-estimates China, imo.)
http://www.rand.org/paf/projects/us-china-scorecard.html

China ‘has prepared for a preemptive strike against US military bases which would cripple American forces in the region’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4204262/China-prepared-pre-emptive-strike-against-US.html

Largest shipbuilding nations in 2015, based on completions in gross tonnage (in 1,000s)
https://www.statista.com/statistics/263895/shipbuilding-nations-worldwide-by-cgt/

2001 Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship (article 9)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Sino-Russian_Treaty_of_Friendship

Rumor has it that China invokved article 9 in April 2016..
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2021.htm
http://shtfamerica.com/2016/04/05/china-deploys-nuke-subs-us-west-coast-invokes-defense-treaty-russia/#

…at that point, we will have to fight Russia (#2, militarily), as well as China (#3).

Russia to clear entire Soviet debt by year-end
https://www.rt.com/business/377676-russia-pays-soviet-debt/

http://www.russia-briefing.com/news/russias-national-debt-remain-lowest-europe.html/
“In 2016, United States public debt-to-GDP ratio was estimated at 71.8%,[2] including external debt.[3] The level of public debt in Japan 2013 was 243.2% of GDP, in China 22.4% and in India 66.7%, according to the IMF,[4]while the public debt-to-GDP ratio at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2016 was at 70.1% of GDP in Germany, 89.1% in the United Kingdom, 98.2% in France and 135.5% in Italy, according to Eurostat.[5]”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debt-to-GDP_ratio

Russia’s military sees huge upgrades, with 170 new aircraft, 905 tanks, 17 ships and scores of intercontinental missiles added last year
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4248626/Russian-military-continues-massive-upgrade.html

M1 Abrams vs. T-90: Top US General Admits Russia Has Achieved Tank Parity
https://sputniknews.com/military/201703261051984261-us-general-t90-vs-abrams/

Russia overtakes Saudi Arabia as world’s top crude producer
https://www.rt.com/business/377952-russia-oil-saudi-arabia/

How Russia’s Edge in Electronic Warfare Could ‘Ground’ the U.S. Air Force
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-russias-edge-electronic-warfare-could-ground-the-us-air-15932

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