Can the United States Invasion of Iraq in 2003 Be A Good Model for China's Possible Invasion of Taiwan?
I'm no strategic kind of person since I'm rather a straightforward chap. Nonetheless, I do have my own opinions on the matter of whatever could be happening in the next decades or so. I don't think I'm prophetic, but I guess if you keep guessing, something ought to turn out just like the way you've imagined. Thus, if the experts are correct on how China would want to invade Taiwan soon, then I think China will do it in a similar fashion to how the United States had done in Iraq in 2003. A completely overwhelming show of force.
By showing an overwhelming show of force in Iraq, the United States has made China eagerly update and upgrade its military structure, tech strategy, and weapon knowhows. China would not want to be the next Iraq. So, it is logical for China to think like the United States if China has to invade Taiwan. I think China will try to overwhelm Taiwan in an invasion of Taiwan to the point that, perhaps, could shame the one that the United States had done in Iraq in 2003. Why? By overwhelming an enemy force rather easily, China sends a message to unfriendly countries that it's not to be trifled with.
I think the invasion of Iraq by the United States and the fall of Saddam Hussein pushed China to be even more cautious and paranoid of the United States. This event may have pushed China into going all out in upgrading its military and related capabilities. Furthermore, China is now eager to advance in other tech industry sectors such as quantum computer/satellite and space techs. This way, China could use these advances during peacetime for economic purposes -- but the dual usage of these capabilities will be a tremendous, helpful kind of force in wartime for China.