This is coolbert:
Original story from Reuters from less than a month ago and thanks to the tip from Freeper.
Make ready PLA [People's Liberation Army and PLAN [PLA Navy]?
"China's military said on Monday it had carried out beach landing and assault drills in the province directly across the sea from Taiwan, though it did not link the exercises to current tensions with Taipei."
That Taiwan Strait about two-hundred kilometers wide [about one-hundred twenty miles]. A rather significant body of water to cross. And invasion of Taiwan by the Chinese communist military even if troops landed successfully re-supply will be a MAJOR problem.
“Days after it held a beach landing exercise in a province across Taiwan, the Chinese military has conducted a drill to prepare nurses for a combat situation involving an island landing. More than 300 nurses took part in the training on a boat simulator wherein they were required to administer intravenous medication in near-complete darkness with waves that were 2 meters [six feet] high"
The main British/Canadian landing force at Normandy had to cross the English channel gap of about one-hundred miles [about one-hundred sixty kilometers]. Immense naval and air superiority available in case of the allied armies. Granted the Chinese have a formidable military but an invasion of Taiwan not will be easy. Did anyone ever said it would be?
See previous blog entries appreciations of an attack by the PLA and PLAN on Taiwan:
"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come": - - Matthew 24:6.
Certainly we all hope it is not the end!