U.S. Navy exercises in the East Asian Seas intensive desire to return to Southeast Asia from Vietnam
8 10 May, the U.S. Navy John McCain Hao S · Allie – Burke-class guided missile destroyer arrived in Vietnam Da Nang for a visit.
11 days, the US-ROK military exercise Sea of ??Japan “smoke” just disappeared, the United States, “Washington” nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will appear in the South China Sea, to participate in the US-Vietnam joint naval exercises. Since then, the giant ship at sea, in turn reentry in Northeast Asia, again in the United States Han Huanghai exercise … … the U.S. aircraft carrier circulating in East Asia “play war” What is the secret behind?
Feb. 8, with the US-ROK military exercise “gunpowder”, contains 70 advanced fighter, “Washington” Da Nang in Vietnam slowly into the distance about 320 km of sea. Da Nang was once a U.S. military base in the Vietnam War. The same day, more than the Vietnamese military and government officials also boarded the plane, “Washington” access.
35 years after the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnamese officials had boarded the opponent’s aircraft carrier, which is rich in profound meaning. This is 3 days after the US-Vietnam joint military exercises to do the best bedding.
carrier nonstop East Asia Cruise
after the end of the Vietnam War, until 2003, was the first U.S. warship to visit Ho Chi Minh City. But since then, the rapid development of bilateral military relations, and get the same rapid progress of economic and political relations between the strong boost.
joint military exercises, is the highlight of U.S. visit to Vietnam. U.S. officials say, “Washington” day visit to Vietnam as well as 11 joint military exercises is only the US-Vietnam diplomatic relations commemorate the 15th anniversary of the normalization of a series of arrangements. However, the U.S. media that the nuclear aircraft carrier visit to Vietnam and still reflects the timing of the joint military exercise the United States to strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific security intentions.
“Washington” is one of the world’s largest warships, giant ship at sea in the Sea of ??Japan to participate in end of July, just a four-day military exercise on the Han Meihai, almost no delay on the U-turn driving to Vietnam. Jan. 10, as an important part of carrier battle groups of the U.S. destroyer, “McCain” also arrived in central Vietnam. They are planning to attend the week-long military exercises.
U.S. State Department said in a statement, the Vietnam-US military exercises at sea is not “aggressive.” The statement said the exercise will include ship damage control, search and rescue demonstrations and cooking cultural exchange. “McCain” destroyer commander Jeffery King also stressed that Vietnam-US joint military exercise is the nature of “non-combat” drills, are not associated with any event. The official also acknowledged, however, the exercise with United States and Vietnam in the area of ??”common interest” in the background. “The United States and Vietnam maritime security in the region have common interests.” King said. The “Washington” department commander of the Air Force this month, Mills 8, more direct representation, “the strategic significance of the South China Sea, and the importance of freedom of navigation in the waters of Vietnam and the United States are extremely important.”
geopolitical drama opening?
It is reported that after the visit to Vietnam, “Washington” also “take the opportunity to” stop to Singapore Changi Naval Base. Earlier, the U.S. aircraft carrier docked in the base often. Thus, from the U.S. military base in South Korea, from Korea to Vietnam, Singapore. “Washington” This reflects the strength of the U.S. Navy ship in the sea, almost the entire East Asia “inspection” in a circle. According to the U.S. military announced the news in the near future, the carrier will also visit the Yellow Sea, once again participate in the Korea-US joint military exercises.
observers have pointed out that the core of U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the East Asian waters the Jianqun intensive “Yanwu”, not just a tension against the background of the Korean peninsula. The U.S. government’s strategic perspective in East Asia, is not limited to the Sea of ??Japan.
end of last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Hanoi, Vietnam, a regional security conference that the U.S. is willing parties on the South China Sea “disputed” island started to act as mediator in the negotiations. “New York Times” commented that the remark suggests, the United States intends to dispute some Asian countries to intervene in the island.
British “Financial Times” also commented that Hillary’s speech, highlights being kicked off a geopolitical drama. Commented that, in these “controversial” of the island, many not much bigger than the rock, but they are close to world trade routes, has great strategic value. In this count, Hillary’s speech can be described as a diplomatic war of the most significant landmark, this war will define the future of Asia diplomacy for decades the pattern.
want from Vietnam, the United States’ return to Southeast Asia “
Institute of International Relations, security and strategic studies experts Zhangmin Qian told reporters that the United States in East Asia, the high-profile show military, and after taking office, Obama’s strategic adjustments. Zhangmin Qian said that in the Bush era, the United States a strategic focus on the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Obama has put forward a “return to Southeast Asia”, intended to strengthen the power of the U.S. presence in the Asia Pacific region and expand its influence in the process Vietnam is the focus for one of the countries the United States, in addition, the United States is also stepping up with Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and other countries of the contacts, and plans to conduct joint military exercises. In addition, ASEAN and Japan and South Korea led the “10 +3″ regional economic cooperation in recent years is the development of regional integration, while the United States attempts to “10 +3″ the formation of constraints, especially in the non-economic issues to increase resistance.
U.S. move also led to the ASEAN countries in the different reactions. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo 9, warned that the U.S. should not intervene in the region, because this is the East Asian countries own problems.
“attitude that Romulo, the Philippines and other countries want to avoid the United States to intervene to complicate the problems of the region.” Zhangmin Qian said.
□ newspaper reporter Ma Jing