Washington Post column: U.S. Navy and the rise of the Chinese Navy
the Chinese navy in recent years has had a certain ocean-going capability, but the overall strength is still weak.
According to “Washington Post” reported on March 16, the U.S. Naval Academy scholars Secretary of Defense Robert – Gates speech at West Point earlier that “any future secretary of defense in the proposed President to Asia, the Middle East or Africa should consider carefully before sending ground troops, “remarks agree. This emphasizes the Gates of view: whether in Asia, the Persian Gulf or elsewhere, the U.S. military the most reliable and high-end is the Navy and Air Force operations.
the U.S. Naval Academy has a 127-year history, the American practice of war in 1887 the place to start. School staff is professional, “who worried about,” especially in Asia that China’s concerns. China’s naval doctrine, military procurement and dispatch of expression of its geopolitical intentions. Professor noted that when the country plunged into chaos Libya, China, Libya frigate sailed through the Suez Canal to help evacuation; This is the first time the PLA advanced warships for evacuation missions.
With this evidence, scholars have tried to crack the Chinese a long time to resolve design and construction of warships of the puzzle: how the U.S. Navy’s maritime military capabilities of China’s layout, as well as China’s development of what is the Navy’s intention? The scholars said that the U.S. is not always well predict the next opponent. In Iraq and Afghanistan, said soldiers pessimistic “This is not what we want war.” However, the “Pearl Harbor” 22 years ago, had successfully predicted the war deduction to the war with Japan. Amphibious warfare to seize the island from the battle, to the floating dry dock.
in before the war, the United States Navy warships centered on the assumption that it will start with the west in the First World War between Britain and Germany for the Battle of Jutland similar war. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Nimitz, is also the surrender ceremony on the battleship Missouri, the signatory. He said the team’s kamikaze attack on the Pacific war, the only major accident.
article said, China has conducted a study of World War II; according to some researchers the conclusion of the school, the Japanese experience should be in line with China’s plans. Japan was defeated because of sea and air blockade, coupled with the threat of invasion. As one person said, the United States through the control of Taiwan and the Philippines Luzon Strait between the throat to ensure victory.
China, however, no overseas military bases, but there are numerous marine needs. Its raw materials, oil, coal and mineral needs are tremendous, its export-driven economic growth. Some supporters of domestic refineries, and shipyards are dependent on global merchant shipping.
Now, in the United States under the treaty system established to build the global maritime order, China is a “free riders.” China’s frigate through the Suez Canal to Libya no longer claims sovereignty over Gulf of Sidra, and this gulf is not as hard-line President Reagan’s insistence it into international waters.
Navy arrived off the Libyan coast highlights the Navy is the primary means of power projection. Claremont Institute Mark said: “The world where 40% of the population live in the modern naval guns within range, more than two-thirds of the region easily accessible range of the aircraft carrier.”
change regardless of how the Chinese navy, some thoughtful people will be surprised, they are doing is academic rather than intelligence; they get a large number of Chinese public information. Scholars differ on some fundamental issues: the next 30 to fifty years, China’s prosperity is based on the globalization of unimpeded raw materials, goods, and services, flow, focus on economic development; is content to let the United States responsible for the development of policies to blame?
if the Chinese only consider the economic, the answer is yes. However, the state with a deeper stronger motivation; This is a long-term development and prosperity, stimulate memories of humiliation and the rise of countries, in particular.
the same time, Russia still has many of the submarines carrying ballistic missiles. But as the Cold War to resume air patrols, are primarily the Russian leadership’s desire to be the world’s respect for spiritual solace. Followed by the Chinese navy’s development purposes, this is even more interested, and things are a potential threat. Text/”Washington Post” columnist George Will ? (Adams-year)