You seem very impressed with smart munitions and missiles. I am not privy to taiwanese strategy, but one assumes the military when given some notice of attack, will already have dispersal plans in place and not dissimilar to south korea, have pre-positioned charges to blow runways and harbour facilities.Making a massive assumption the Chinese will not take care of the Taiwanese Navy and Air Force in the first few hours, something the US Mil report alludes to. It is a small island, China can easily rain hundreds of ballistic and cruise missiles for every single Taiwanese target a concentration levels far surpassing the Gulf War.
I cannot sit at a laptop and say it will be easy, but going by the relative force comparisons right now, it looks very much like a one way fight.
Of course I have not even delved into the comparative quality of Taiwanese personnel but it seems their military seems to be plagued with deep problems in morale, recruitment and retention
The end of conscription has left the army critically undermanned.foreignpolicy.com
A stronger army is needed to deter a wider conflict that could entangle the U.S. at a time when calls are growing in Washington to defend the island.www.latimes.com
The Air Force seem to be struggling even during peacetime
KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN (REUTERS) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday (Sept 26), offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island's armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions.. Read more...www.straitstimes.com
I am no apologise for China, but anyone can see Taiwan cannot defend itself without massive US/Western help. I simply think it's not worth it