United States Han Huanghai exercise to avoid dangerous waters to avoid new conflict-induced (Figure)
U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington, the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters participating in the exercise
on the Korean Peninsula still in the “high risk” situation, the United States, “Washington” U.S. aircraft carrier to participate in the December 1, Han Huanghai exercise adjourned. US-ROK military exercise started from the moment, many people began to fear that the U.S. aircraft carrier may take the opportunity to carry out a military strike on North Korea to intensify the tension on the peninsula, triggering a war. However, as the exercise progresses, it was found that expected in the “accidental discharge” did not happen, but known to “deter North Korea,” the U.S. aircraft carrier, the show is just a show fist of it.
open to the North Korean side to practice the “air war”
starting November 28 from the Yellow Sea exercises, in fact, South Korea, “protect the country and exercise” and “extended chapter. ” “Protect the country and exercise” is a South Korean army, navy and air force in a large-scale routine military exercise. This year’s exercise beginning from November 22, South Korea has dispatched 70,000 troops, the United States sent the Air Force to participate.
as planned, the U.S. Navy stationed in Yokosuka, Japan and the U.S. Marines stationed in Okinawa, Japan, will participate in this year’s “protect the country,” military exercise, “Washington” aircraft will be present to help out , but later the United States to “scheduling conflict” as an excuse to postpone the relevant plan. 23 Yin Ping Island shelling incident, the U.S. decided to send an emergency, “Washington” to the Yellow Sea.
South Korean media reported, in the exercise of combat forces, including the Yellow Sea: United States, “Cowpens” missile cruiser “Manchester Tim” the destroyer, South Korea’s “King Sejong” “Zeus shield “destroyers, patrol boats, frigates, combat support ships, fighter planes and anti-submarine aircraft. The exercise is undoubtedly the focus of nearly 6,000 soldiers and has more than 80 aircraft of the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Washington”.
according to Yonhap news agency reported four days of exercises, U.S. and South Korean defense and conducted maritime interception operations, the aircraft carrier fleet training, air infiltration and defensive drills, combat aircraft to attack enemy ground targets, military supplies, transportation and other subjects of the training. “Washington” aircraft carrier took part in major fleet training, combat aircraft to attack enemy ground targets, air defense exercises penetration and the three elements.
Chinese Academy of Military Science researcher Zhao Xiaozhuo the world’s military research told “World News” reporter, from the drills of view, in the past, “Washington” and most of the Allied anti-submarine exercise, the cover air combat exercise may be new content. “The United States believes North Korea has three military strengths, one submarine, and second artillery, three missile. Air defense drill penetration and may be directed to the North Korean artillery and missiles.” Zhao Xiaozhuo said.
exercise to avoid dangerous waters
Although “Washington” in the Yellow Sea are the “go fight” live-fire exercises, seems to point of very clear, but some military experts believe that the U.S. aircraft carrier to open up, not to fight, larger purpose to scare people.
Chinese National Defense University professor, Rear Admiral Zhang Zhaozhong that the carrier acts as a deterrent force in times of peace and diplomatic tools; when a crisis situation, the aircraft carrier on behalf of national military deterrence through military exercises, to pass the parties a strong signal, so aware of the danger of coming to contain the crisis development. In general, a single aircraft carrier battle group, can only play a role in signal transmission. Two aircraft carrier battle groups also appear in a sea, indicating that escalation of the crisis, is moving toward war. If the three aircraft carriers also appear in a sea area, indicating the possibility of war is very big. Gulf War and the Iraq war, the United States in the Arabian Sea, Red Sea, the eastern Mediterranean while deployed six aircraft carriers. This time to the aircraft carrier, is clearly to scare people rather than to fight.
Zhao Xiaozhuo also hold the same view. His “News of the World,” told reporters that if the United States sent aircraft carriers to fight North Korea really is, how they have to two aircraft carrier battle group, “a deployment in the Yellow Sea, one deployed in the Sea of ??Japan, which can three sides to play. ”
He added that during the war, U.S. aircraft carriers generally do not separate out, but a two-carrier battle group, the three aircraft carrier battle groups, or even three pairs of the way clusters deployed aircraft carrier battle groups. In recent years, the U.S. military from the war in areas of combat, almost all “overkill”, “This can reduce the losses.” “United States military power in Korea is defined as the middle, so if the war would certainly not like this casually to the aircraft carrier sent over.”
not only combat forces, “a bit thin”, the United States in the choice of exercise area Be careful also to avoid, minimize and North Korea misfires. Zhang Zhaozhong the media analysis, exercise area roughly the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China, and South Korea Jeonju Rongcheng intersection of three connections. Exercises scheduled in taeyonpyong 110 kilometers south of the now disputed sea area from the area have more than 200 kilometers, indicating that U.S. and South Korea on North Korea is reluctant, and worried because of exercise and trigger a new conflict. According to media reports, South Korea to be lifted on November 30 in taeyonpyong artillery live-fire exercises held. Public opinion, this approach is also intended to prevent the escalation of the US-ROK initiatives.
U.S. aircraft carrier off the “altar”
since the second half of this year, the outside world have been rumors, “Washington” aircraft will be flowing into the Yellow Sea, close to the gateway to China. The U.S. military has several news release, said the U.S. aircraft carrier to come sooner or later the Yellow Sea, but the mysterious “Washington” has not appeared. These falsehoods news more people magnified concerns for the U.S. aircraft carrier and tension.
military experts believe that aircraft carriers, especially the United States to use the giant nuclear-powered aircraft carrier battle group, has been regarded as a strategic deterrent weapons, even deified trend. Some suffered sudden crisis, eager for help to the U.S. regional ally, the U.S. aircraft carrier will also have to be as effective means for their support. However, from the perspective of the development of military technology, some countries are developing the means for the aircraft carrier battle groups, if the opponent has all the modern “anti-intervention” by military means, then the carrier’s power will be greatly reduced.
Some analysts believe that, in order to deal with these “anti-intervention” means the U.S. military is also exploring new operational ideas, that is not in the aircraft carrier strike force, led by waves. The U.S. is the practice of “empty war” new concept of joint operations, this area is a performance.
“Air Sea Battle,” stressed the Air Force as well as air and space force in the leading role during the war. It is the first U.S. space intelligence support to ensure that the system works, and weaken the strength of the opponent’s use of space, followed by the use of Air Force long-range stealth cruise missile strike force and navy fast attack submarine force, the next is the U.S. aircraft carriers supported by air and sea forces to attack enemy targets in depth. Thus, future wars in the territory, really gotta play will no longer just a carrier like “Sea King.”
“foreign carrier” political function
in the United States to dominate the world history, carrier embodiment of the symbol of American power. Whenever a major world crises and conflicts, always turned to the U.S. President asked his generals: “Our aircraft carrier?” After World War II, the competition for global hegemony, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battle group attack on all fronts, in the world’s most important strategic rivalry with the Soviet Union region.
in war-torn Middle East, the U.S. aircraft carrier as a “power diplomacy” and “advance”, a solid site for the U.S. to defend its hegemony overseas, has achieved a lot.
20 1950, anti-American riots in Lebanon, pro-US government was overthrown. Stationed in the Middle East, “the Sixth Fleet” aircraft carrier battle groups on emergency call, covering the U.S. invasion of Lebanon in implementation of the landing operations. 80 years, the face of the anti-American wave of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the U.S. aircraft struck again, insist forcing Deadline raid Libya. 90, Iraq war, President Bush deployed three aircraft carriers to the Persian Gulf waters, show of force. The response to the situation in Iran, the U.S. military deployment in the Gulf region long aircraft carrier battle group to keep the pressure up on Iran.
hot issues of the Asia-Pacific focus, ghostly figure of U.S. aircraft carriers have disappeared the next. 2000 Taiwan leader election a month, “Kitty Hawk” aircraft carrier cruising in the vicinity of the Taiwan Strait; Taiwan’s Chen Shui-bian took office in 2004 during the “Kitty Hawk” and appeared in the northern waters of the Philippines to “drill.” Malaysia, “China Daily” published November 29, commented that the U.S. media as “foreign carrier” to describe the political function of the carrier, but said plainly, “carrier diplomacy” is the essence of forcing the state to act in accordance with the wishes of the United States. (Source: International Online – “News of the World” Yang Huan)