I'm starting to fear that letting Taiwan far to far behind in the arms race could invite a Chinese attack rather than appease them.
Would 100-200 F-35Bs make a Chicom invasion extremely difficult?
Wouldn't this complicate China's Missile saturation and 1st strike plans? I would store them in super hardened shelters or mountain side shelters, and roll them out to prepared roads for a air defense and interdiction. This would demand that the Chinese overfly them and drop LGBs on them to close the shelters. Also 100 F-35s still operating after after the initial strikes would be a nightmare for the Chinese naval commander trying to organize a landing.
10 or so F-35s in the straight dropping wind corrected munitions would wreak havock. Discuss weither this is a good plan or not, and should we risk ticking off China?