|against PLA forces, to what extent would the PLA's military capability be affected by say, 1,000 nukes. 50% destroyed? 10% destroyed? I'm not referring strictly to personnel, of course - I would include infrastructure and ammo dumps in the estimate of capabilities. Just wondering idly about the possibility of a Chinese first strike over Taiwan - in the event an invasion fails - or even in the case of US intervention over an invasion. If Chinese leaders thought they could survive intact, they might do it (once their families were in blast- and fallout-proof bunkers, of course). And the Chinese masses might discover, for a change, what making any sacrifice to conquer Taiwan actually means in real-life.