Japan trying to pull the U.S. into hot waters on the southwest
Last February, the Japan Coast Guard decided to be resident in the waters of the Diaoyu Islands PLH-type patrol boats equipped with helicopters to enhance the daily monitoring of the Diaoyu Islands. Data Figure: Japan’s “Shikishima” large number of military observers to patrol
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Japan’s Kyodo News August 16, said Obama during the Bush administration changed the policy of the Diaoyu Islands, no direct reference to the island “is the” Japan-US Security Treaty, “the application object.” 17 U.S. State Department regular briefing, the issue was focused questioning, the spokesman replied Crowley, “The U.S. position on this issue has not changed.” But this is not assured to make Tokyo, Japan Self-Defense Forces in the Southwest in the direction of strengthening the defense is also trying to pull in the United States, plans and the United States in December held in the waters near the Diaoyu Islands, “won the island” exercise, while Japan and the U.S. had “won the island “Exercise is generally held in Hawaii or the U.S. West Coast.
U.S. position on the Diaoyu Islands are fine-tuning?
announced after the defeat of Japan, Okinawa, hosted by the U.S. military from Okinawa Island, more than 500 kilometers of the Diaoyu Islands by the U.S. military as a firing range. 1972 United States jurisdiction over the Okinawa Islands, Japan, and the Diaoyu Islands, “free” to Japan, Okinawa, Parliament raised the first year the Diaoyu Islands “territorial defense” issue. Mainland China and Taiwan have expressed a strong protest, Taiwan and overseas Chinese youth also launched a “campaign has.” Forced by public opinion, the United States announced the transfer of the Diaoyu Islands to Japan, only the administrative jurisdiction and sovereignty has nothing to do. Since then ownership of the Diaoyu Islands and the U.S. security issue has been ambiguous. However, the changing international situation led to the Cold War, America’s position is adjusted accordingly.
2004 March, Chinese Diaoyu Diaoyu Islands, the U.S. State Department first said “requirements claim sovereignty over all countries and regions to maintain self-restraint.” Japan’s Foreign Ministry said, as the Chinese Navy ships to enter the waters, “the U.S. government may also respond.” But caught in urgent need of allies to support the war on terror, the Bush administration instructed the State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said at a press conference clearly: ① Since 1972 the regime implemented after the return of Okinawa, the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands) in Japan has been under administration; ② “Japan-US Security Treaty,” Article 5 stipulates that the Treaty applies to areas under Japanese management; ③ Therefore, the security treaty for the island.
August 17, the U.S. State Department spokesman, said Crowley, the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands) applied regime in Japan, “Japan-US Security Treaty” applies to areas under Japanese administrative rights. Kyodo News analysis, Obama said the government no longer directly “Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands) is” Japan-US Security Treaty, “the application object”, using only the indirect expression. Although the United States did not change the “Japan-US Security Treaty,” the basic position for the Diaoyu Islands, but the current Washington needs Beijing’s cooperation in order to restore the economy, and therefore not directly expressed hope that the way to avoid the “stimulated China.”
Self-Defense Forces to enhance the southwest line of defense
fear of growing Chinese military power, the United States and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands in the conflict may take detached attitude of Japan in recent years strengthen its “Southwest line of defense” construction. Since last year, Japanese troops began to release news that plans to Yonaguni garrison. Yonaguni from the Diaoyu Islands, 170 km about 110 km away from Taiwan, and from the island of Okinawa, 509 km, 2028 km from Tokyo.
either Taiwan or the Diaoyu Islands, “something”, Yonaguni Japan’s military would be the first time into the forefront. Just over a hundred kilometers away from the Diaoyu Islands by, a take-off fighter can fight the invading; “Aegis” ships will be here directly to the Taiwan Strait to intercept China, fired missiles near the Diaoyu Islands; island infantry landing parachute can also be quickly put into use ground operations and the island.
addition to preparing troops and that the country overseas, Japan is targeted to strengthen the arms. Last February, the Japan Coast Guard decided to be resident in the waters of the Diaoyu Islands PLH-type patrol boats equipped with helicopters to enhance the daily monitoring of the Diaoyu Islands; March 12, Japan Naha, Okinawa-based aircraft to be upgraded from 20 F-15 aircraft to succeed the old F-4, so from here the direction of air strikes to the East China Sea surge in the range of thousands of kilometers; July 15, the Japan Coast Guard said Japan is ready to continue to build “Shikishima” was as The displacement of 6500 tons of large patrol boat. Japanese media generally agreed that this is for the waters of the Diaoyu dispute tailored.
asks the U.S. fleet in “seize the island”
addition to strengthening their arms against the southwest, “something”, the U.S. military in Japan is also trying to pulled into the hot waters. “Yomiuri Shimbun,” 19 revealed that Japan’s defense ministry decided to be held in December armed forces joint military exercises. The main content is from the “enemy” hands “back” from the Japanese mainland islands, the exercise will be located in Oita Prefecture in southwestern Japan, the one place and close to Chinese military exercises held in the waters of Okinawa. Southwestern islands of Japan said Taiwan is an island east of the island, including the Miyako Islands, Daito Islands and the territorial dispute and China’s Diaoyu Islands. The most noteworthy is that the exercise will also be supported by the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, but the Pentagon has not yet been reported and confirmed by the U.S. Pacific Command. “Yomiuri Shimbun” quoted anonymous Defense Ministry official as saying: “exercise will defend the southwestern islands of Japan that China’s position and ability to create a deterrent.” The paper, based on neighboring countries had political and diplomatic considerations, Japan has been large-scale “seize the island” exercise more caution, and the exercise would choose locations in Hawaii, or U.S. West Coast.
“Yomiuri Shimbun,” said the participating members of the Japanese Self-Defense Force will be divided into Blue and Red. After the start of the exercise, on behalf of the enemy the Red Army will be the first “capture” the SDF troops are not a remote island, and deploy air defense missiles and other weapons the island. Red Army waters surrounding the island warships are assembled. Blues learned that the island was captured after the news, immediately issued a defense instruction, the first out of the strong ground attack on the ship’s Air Self Defense Force F-2 fighter and Maritime Self Defense Force P-3C anti-submarine aircraft of the Red Army’s implementation of the blow. Since then, about 250 soldiers will take the eight C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, the F-15 fighter jets escorted to fly “was won the” island. Flew over the island, these soldiers would be “heaven” and other fire support forces defeated the Red Army, “taking back” the island. (Source: Youth Online – Youth Reference)