That is precisely what USA do not want to do. Fighting in China backyard and turf. None of the USA aircraft carriers would date to be within 3,000km from China coast as USA indeed do not have the answer to the MIRV stratosphere entry mach10 2,500km DF21 or the latest DF25. Not to mention the AC killer, China own Mach4 YJ91 or YJ85 or the Russian Sunburn missiles. What will stop China from exploding EMP bombs on the top of USA naval force?<quoted text>
Lets imagine that war just broke out against Japan and China. Japan would hold China off and the US would step in and tell China to back down or they will get pounded. If China doesn't back down, that's exactly what would happen. Chinese military hardware is absolutely no match for what the US has got. They have the best tanks, the best fighter planes, the best submarines, the second best missile shield after Israel, 11 carrier fleets, stealth helicopters and so many other things. China has no chance. If you think they do, your nationalism clouds your judgement.
What is USAF best warplane today?
When China unveiled her latest DWL002 anti-stealth passive RADAR (F22 nemesis) early this year, Pentagon immediately told her USAF at Japan and Okinawan base to stop flying the F22. DO you want to know why?
Are you so certain that today USA military still have the military edge over China?
Tell you something, in many areas of military technologies e.g. electromagnetic railgun, death laser, space fighter, UAV, MHD in submarine, etc China has already equal those as from 2012. Except for 6th generation CMC aero-engine, which USA is still in the lead but unfortunately she still has not perfected the technology yet e.g cracks has started appearing in the F135 engine.
IMO unless USA can lure China navy out to the open Pacific Ocean closer to USA, there is NO WAY USA can win any war in ASIA with China. Hahahaha
That is why USA is reluctant to honor Japan Defense Treaty and is suppressing the Japanese Hawks.
But China do not have to fight this war really. A continue economic boycott by Chinese consumer will already endanger Japan precarious economy at 245% national debt to GDP ratio.