Charlie Hetherington (
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 07:41:49 -0600

If China ever started to mobilize its army it would be quite formidable.
Take a look at these numbers (pulled from the World Fact Book,
These are numbers of men available for the grinder:

Military Availibility: 363,050,980
Manpower fit for service: 199,178,361
Manpower-reaching military age (18) anually: 10,839,039

Now let's look at the U.S.(only becuase it is where I live):
Availability: 70,502,691
Fit for service: 2,056,762
reaching military age (18) anually: no data given

That's kinda scary if you ask me. It could be argued that with all of the
technology the U.S. has we wouldn't have to worry about a war of attrition.
But, we sold our rocket plans to the Chinese didn't we? Eep!


>From: Char Aznable <>
>Subject: Re: [OT] US and Mistakes(was Re: [gundam] Next PG)
>Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 00:00:06 -0800 (PST)
>On Fri, 16 Feb 2001 18:39:20 -0800, wrote:
> > Absolutely. The ruckus caused by the US-Philippines Joint Millitary
>Exercises here at home really benefited no one. Besides, I can't agree with
>you more when you start speaking about tax money and how it should be used
>to service your own country.
>FYI. the US-Philippine military exercises are meant to show China they
>shouldn't be messing around in the Asia-Pacific region. the US is keeping
>its hands off on the China-Taiwan issue but makes sure that China doesn't
>throw its weight around in this region.
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