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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:27 PM

16. Your information is quite out of date

The DF-5 is an ICBM with a range of over 12,000km. It has been in service since 1981. The DF-31 also has intercontinental capabilities.

I wonder where you have had the opportunity to work PLA to observe their discipline. Your summation of them sounds like something from 1950s propaganda about why we shouldn't fear their intervention in Korea. Concerning discipline issues for China are more about corruption at the officer level than the rank and file.

It is fair to criticize their effectiveness in battle as recent (the last 30 years or so) outcomes could charitably be called mixed. However when referring to them as a paper tiger it pays to remember their human resource pool. If they can pile enough paper on an opponent it will eventually be smothered.

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