Why War With China Will Get You Drafted

Why War With China Will Get You Drafted

The date is July, 2019, and rumors of a military
buildup of Chinese forces across the strait from Taiwan begin to leak to the international
press. As the fourth of July is celebrated here at
home, thousands of miles away Taiwan begins to move their command and control functions
into hardened, nuclear-proof underground facilities. F-16s and other strike aircraft are moved
into mountain bases, and dummy missile batteries and anti-aircraft platforms are set up around
the island of Taiwan. August rolls around and by now it’s clear
to the world that China is indeed massing what looks like an invasion force on its side
of the Taiwan strait, though the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, reassures the world that he is
only interested in a peaceful reunification of Taiwan and the mainland. The American military is put at DEFCON 3,
which signals the Air Force to be ready to mobilize for a potential nuclear conflict
in just fifteen minutes. As September comes, the Chinese military has
begun commandeering civilian ships in order to help move its 1 million man strong invasion
force across the channel- the Chinese military lacks the amphibious capability to move more
than a few thousand troops at a time, but in order to face 100,000 Taiwanese defenders
and their 2 million reservists, the People’s Liberation Army will need every available
ship it can get its hands on, no matter how big or small. Across the strait Taiwan has begun littering
the only thirteen beaches that an invasion force could be landed on with mines, razor
wire, and other horrific surprises. The US Pacific Fleet is fully mobilized by
now, and the United States is at DEFCON 2. All military leave is canceled and Marines
board transports as they head for bases in Australia, Japan, and Guam. PACCOM’s carrier groups disperse a thousand
miles off shore from Taiwan, careful to make sure that they do not stray too deep into
the net of ballistic missile coverage that China uses to threaten American naval vessels. There is no hiding China’s intentions now,
an invasion of Taiwan is coming and the entire world knows it. Taiwanese troops, supplemented by a few thousand
rapid response American forces, dig in for what will be the largest amphibious assault
in history. The date is October 3rd, 2019. The seas between Taiwan and China are finally
calm again, presenting a narrow 4-week opportunity for an amphibious assault that only reoccurs
briefly one other time of the year, in May. Chinese troops are rushed to waiting transports,
the lucky ones board military amphibious landing craft, while the unlucky ones must make the
treacherous crossing on civilian boats with little if any protection. Overhead, hundreds of missiles fly out over
the strait, slamming into radar, communications, and control nodes all over the island. Air fields are cratered, civilian power plants
are destroyed. Chinese jets scream overhead en route to strike
at Taiwanese tanks and artillery pieces, shortly after followed by Chinese bombers. Yet the Taiwanese Air Force has long been
redeployed to underground facilities, and American-made F-16s flown by Taiwanese pilots
rise up to meet the incoming Chinese planes. A thousand miles away, US carrier battle groups
are given the green light to advance to forward positions just off the Taiwan coast. Bringing a significant portion of America’s
naval air power, they alone are more than a match for the Chinese air force- yet as
they steam ahead a rain of ballistic missiles falls upon the battle groups. Anti-missile defense systems intercept many,
yet others manage to slip through and deal devastating blows against American supercarriers. In moments thousands of American sailors are
dead, and in the first five minutes of the war more American servicemen have died than
in all conflicts combined since Vietnam. By the end of the first month of fighting
American casualties will reach Vietnam-war levels, with Chinese and Taiwanese casualties
many times that number. By the end of 2019 the war will officially
be the bloodiest conflict since World War II. But could such a war really happen, and if
it did, could you actually be drafted to fight in it? The sad answer is yes, and in fact American
military planners consider the Taiwan-China situation to be one of several flashpoints
that would lead directly to a third world war. China for its part has long claimed that it
seeks only a peaceful reunification with the island nation, yet just in 2016 Xi Jinping
stated that, “We have the determination, the ability, and the preparedness to deal
with Taiwanese independence, and if we do not deal with it, we will be overthrown.” China views Taiwan’s continued independence
as more than the historical thorn in its side, but now rather as a direct threat to the mainland’s
continued Communist leadership. This is because the island nation has only
grown more prosperous and economically powerful over the decades, becoming the 19th largest
economy in the world. Taiwan also directly employs many mainland
Chinese citizens, either on the island itself or in off-site factories and offices run by
Taiwanese businesses. The same cannot be said in large numbers of
China’s influence on Taiwan. Yet even more dangerous than Taiwan’s prosperity
is what Xi Jingpin and Chinese leadership fear the most- its liberal democracy. Taiwan’s liberal democratic values completely
undermine China’s own hardline nationalistic values. While China enforces strict censorship, Taiwan
espouses the same liberal values that America does- and mainland Chinese have begun to take
notice. Pro-democracy demonstrations continue to grow
within China, and as Chinese citizens spend more time abroad both in Taiwan and in Europe
and America, they are starting to bring democratic values back home with them. For China, Taiwan’s continued independence
is a deathly threat that must one day be eliminated, and increasingly it looks like plans to eliminate
Taiwan’s independence are to do so by force. Yet if China were to launch a war against
Taiwan, currently one of the likeliest conflicts that the US actively prepares for, then America
would be treaty bound to defend the island democracy. This would pit the two largest economies and
military powers in the world against each other, and while the US would inevitably come
out slightly ahead of China, casualties on both sides would be staggering. To this end, America would immediately need
to boost its active military forces. The first step in bolstering American forces
would be an immediate call up of all reservists. With 860,000 reservists, any draft notices
would likely not come for a while- yet depending on the scale of the war and America’s objectives,
a draft may be ultimately inevitable. Currently America has two objectives to achieve
in any conflict with China, the first being the complete destruction of its air and naval
forces, and the second being the toppling of its Communist government. The total destruction of all Chinese naval
and air forces are a non-negotiable objective, meaning that no matter how the war went, unless
it somehow went extremely poorly for the US, there would be no negotiations for a cease-fire
until this objective was met. The US would direct all of its efforts and
resources at ensuring that no Chinese naval or air forces survive the conflict, and the
reasoning is quite simple- China cannot hope to fight a second war if its navy and air
force is destroyed, and a lengthy rearmament period would take a decade or more, giving
ample opportunity for US and allies to rearm themselves. The removal of China’s communist government
is an ancillary objective which would be carried out via precision strikes, covert operations,
and psychological operations aimed at the Chinese citizenry. Given that a purely military removal of China’s
government would require a full-scale land invasion, the US is happy to wage a war and
not meet this objective, or leave it in the hands of a civilian population riled up by
aggressive psychological operations. In the first scenario it’s unlikely that a
draft would be instigated by the US government, given the US’s advantages in naval and air
forces both. Though both the American navy and air force
would suffer significant losses in the effort, China would indubitably face the complete
annihilation of its own navy and air force to the Americans and their allies. In this case, reservists would likely be enough
to bring American combat strength back to manageable levels, and a draft would be highly
unlikely. Yet if the scope of the conflict expanded
for any reason, and a direct removal of China’s communist government was the only road to
peace, an American draft would be a necessity. With over two million active duty forces in
the Chinese military, the US and its allies would need to bolster their own numbers significantly
to even attempt an invasion of China. All male American citizens and immigrant non-citizens
between the age of 18 and 25 are required by law to register in the selective service
system. In 2010 the SSS had over 16 million young
American men on file, yet the US has a total fit-for-service manpower pool of over 111
million. With an increasingly bloody conflict against
China, the SSS would without a doubt be activated, and full-rate conscription would begin for
the first time since Vietnam. War with China is not likely, and yet it is
considered the most realistic and probable flashpoint for the world’s next major war. While the world has not seen major powers
go to war since the end of World War II, and it will hopefully not see them do so ever
again, the reality is that several of any possible diplomatic missteps in the South
China Sea and the Taiwan Strait could lead straight to an unavoidable conflict between
the US and China. And with the life of the Chinese communist
party likely dependent on forcing Taiwan back into the fold and crushing the island’s democratic
government, the US may be headed straight for another military draft sooner than any
of us could have hoped for. Would you willingly volunteer for the draft,
or would you try to dodge it? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
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  1. Brain washing fools… China is a peaceful country that has been involved in less wars than any other first world nation on this planet… meanwhile US have been encircling the state with military bases and wiki leaks revealed that the USA have a 20 year plan to break down Chinas economy, using Taiwan as it's main tool. The creator of this video is a victim of propaganda and a creator of the same. Shame on you

  2. The day I'm drafted to fight a Rich man's war, is the day I defect. I'm not getting myself killed so oil tycoons can keep their oil rigs running.

  3. I would rather be transported in those fishing ships to Taiwan than military transport vessels cuz there is a huge possibility that the military vessels would be used for beach assaults

  4. Hmmm start an apocalyptic, world destroying WWIII or let a teeny tiny island nation disappear? Hmmmm…decisions…

  5. I am sure I would refuse to be drafted and rather going to jail. I have read too many books about history and wars. Until our dear politicians won't be in the first lines of front, I won't fight in any war of them… it is so easy to sacrifice the poor citizens in the name of nation, freedom, love while our dear politicians just talk and enjoy the money and safety. No more Vietnam war!

  6. From my experience I can tell you this: In the first 5 minutes the Chinese will shoot down our satellites and scramble our networks. Our command and control will be the first casualty. Nobody ever talks about this. Even if it makes space junk for 100 years they will try to blind us and go for our weak points that we rely on to a fault.

  7. if your drafted you dont pick your branch so i would enlist so that way i could pick one of the better jobs

  8. The usa and NATO would condemn China maybe impose some sanctions and the media will go crazy for a week but in the end they will give in lol because they love Chinese businesses no one is going to start ww3 for a tiny island that had no financial gain for the west lol

  9. This is a laughable "prediction" of how conflict with China would go.

    You give Winnie the Pooh's army too much credit.

  10. If the United States invades China, I think I will become a terrorist that the United States thinks! Haha

  11. Why should I take this one serious if you illustrate two independent states of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan as a part of China?

  12. Yugoslavia: (splits)
    Slovenia: We fought against Serbia.
    Croatia: We fought against Serbia.
    Bosnia: We fought against Serbia.
    Macedonia: We fought against Serbia
    Serbia: We just wanted them to come back.

    That's how China is right now.

  13. Hacking is going to play a far larger roll than people think, targeting infrastructure like electric grids, nuke plants etc.

  14. Yeah so attention. USA if you decide to get involved in an uwinnable war with china and try to draft me or anyone in my family I will not let any of that happen and will happily lay down my life to stop you from letting my loved ones die cheaply for no reaason. Thanks..

  15. taiwan,japan,korea….they are all chineese who moved to islands 1000 years ago while china was on main land over 4000 😉

  16. Make drones to attack china that I can control with my xbox in my bedroom. Only then I will consider it. Wait what's that?… drones are made in China? Xbox too? And they have more losers to remote control the drones too?

  17. Drafting isn't necessary vs China. All of China's airforce and navy would be 100% destroyed within 1 week. Chinese doesn't have the capability to go anywhere near USA to do any damage to US while US could hit China at will.

  18. The only justification to draft is to deal with the enemy on our own soil, of which there are many now as the politicians have been flooding them into our homelands for decades

  19. This is one instance not worth fighting for, let asians have their equivalent of ww1 and destroy their "best and brightest". The only thing worth fighting for in this scenario is deporting the third world and their issues from the West

  20. If Britain got involved then I would immediately sign up of be drafted, China has gotten too powerful and needs taken down a notch

  21. A draft now a day would not be as successful as it was in Vietnam. There would probably be a Civil War over the draft.

  22. I’m watching this in October and nothing has happened yet except Hong Kong riots (which have nothing to do with this)

  23. White American men have been drafted to die for this country for the past 200 years. Let the non white Americans get drafted for once and have equality. ??

  24. these morons WILDLY underestimate Chines military strength and strategy. This video is made to get likes from obese diabetic american boomers

  25. It seems likely the us has secret anti nuclear weapons you never know. We don’t even know what special armor the Abrams tank has.

  26. I would enlist if they let me. Im a convicted felon with no family, job opportunities and no desire to go back to being a criminal. Id like to do something with my life even if it means having it end on foreign soil over something that has nothing to do with me

  27. For those thinking things will be over in a day the US isn’t gonna use nukes unless there’s no other option because they’re literally just a certain death for everyone. We’d sooner have a land war because it buys time

  28. Usually a trade war is the first thing to happen before actual military force is used. At the moment USA is in a trade war with China. Will this lead to WWIII? Trade wars almost always lead to full blown war. Remember the Boston tea party? Stay safe.

  29. This video is wrong. United States abandons their Allies like Ukraine, Kurdistan, etc…they would never fight China for Taiwan.

  30. this implies that the PRC would outright start a war despite the fact the PRC have never invaded a country, if a war with China did break out it would be the USA starting it and invading via Japan and South Korea hence one of the reasons the USA is desperate for the DPRK to fall

  31. Hey a few points that change the tone, china has been outright stealing military tech from every major country, and their own r&d is focused entirely on area denial with hyper sonic missiles capable of defeating our countermeasures and sinking all vessels. The newest ones have a 10k mile range but are believed to be capable of 12-15k miles meaning strike capable across all of America

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