U.S. officers said the F-22A fighter for removing obstacles to Sino-Korean war air raid
United States Air Force commander said, took off from Okinawa, the F-22 fighter planes for air strikes from China or North Korea to pave the way for ground targets.
LONDON June 29 news: U.S. Foreign magazine article quoted the 27 Air Force 27 Squadron leader 韦德托利弗 lieutenant colonel as saying the U.S. F-22 “Raptor” fighter deployment Okinawa Jia Shou Na Air Force Base after the war will be able to air strikes from the ground targets in China and North Korea to remove obstacles, the presence of U.S. F-22 advanced fighter is Ka Sonar to keep the most important mission.
invested billions of dollars to build the U.S. base in Okinawa against North Korea
The article said that the United States and its closest regional allies, the Jia Shou satisfied that they are in the Pacific Air Force Base is the most important and comprehensive infrastructure. Earlier this month, a theater usher in the explosive political climax, but it is just keep Kerry stressed the importance of inclusion and the surrounding base. June 2, following Hatoyama government continued slump in public support for a few weeks later, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama formal resignation. The reason this happens is because the U.S. military’s future is still unknown.
article points out, during the 2009 general election in Japan, Yukio Hatoyama has promised to reconsider the 2006 United States and Japan signed the Futenma Air Station (U.S. Marines stationed there) relocation agreement, the airport is Jia Shou Nanan at the Department of a small base. However, a strong hint that would repeal the 2006 agreement, the end of May this year, Hatoyama Yukio uncharacteristically, said he will continue to support the Government by the former Liberal Democratic Party, signed the agreement.
accordance with this agreement, the U.S. Marine Corps will eventually relocate to its runways less populated areas of Okinawa. However, the majority of the people of the island in any U.S. military facilities on the island are opposed. Currently, a large number of pacifists in Japan (especially the people of Okinawa), the U.S. military base (especially the Futenma base) generally unpopular. In 1995, stationed at Futenma base of three U.S. soldiers abducted and raped a female student of the local, which further intensified the opposition of local people on the base. In addition, the crash is focus of local people, particularly sodium and Jia Shou Futenma base, where the military deployed hundreds of permanent facilities for U.S. military fighter aircraft, and its surrounded by dense residential population.
this, the American Enterprise Institute, Oslo Asia expert Michael Lin (MichaelAuslin) said Yukio Hatoyama continue to comply with the decision that the agreement in 2006, Hatoyama government finally realized that, for the Navy land team as well as important strategic presence in terms of the US-Japan alliance in general, “there is no better alternative.” From this point of view, Hatoyama to Okinawa critics choice promise vague promise of a “miscalculation.”
then, the dispute will be Futenma Yukio Hatoyama successor – Naoto Kan facing the curse? So far, Naoto Kan, has not made any comments on this. If anything, then it is the U.S. Futenma highlights the importance of military facilities in Okinawa, not only important for the United States, Japan and other U.S. allies are also important. Moreover, with China’s growing economic and military strength, South Korea, North Korea’s nuclear program and “ship” sinking of the growing tension, the United States and its Asian allies more than ever need to Okinawa.
the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations analyst Sheila Smith said: “The United States, Japan, Korea and Australia outspoken, tell them, ‘Be careful what you are doing’, says it is not so large number of U.S. troops from Japan good time. “
article points out, in addition to North Korea is concerned only with land-based threats to U.S. forces in Korea, the United States in East Asia, only two major military staging area: Okinawa and Guam. From Okinawa to the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan, just flying for over an hour; contrast, Guam and the distance between any potential theater, compared with 1000 miles.
this regard, the U.S. Air Force spokesman, said John Monroe, on diplomatic issues, we are stationed in Guam may be easier. However, if in Guam by the impact from the problem, we will in the fight outside. Therefore, in order combat troops to quickly respond to the crisis, Okinawa is the only realistic option.
In addition, the absence of the two air bases in Okinawa and the three approximately 10,000-foot runway, the U.S. military – and even its allies – will have almost completely dependent on the U.S. aircraft carrier to the projection of the air in East Asia strength, put themselves in a very passive position. However, this may be intended to be a realistic option, but China has recently deployed several specifically designed to sink U.S. aircraft carriers of new anti-ship weapons, including the United States are worried that the DF-21 ballistic stealth fast attack boat, and a composition by the a small fleet.
article said, aware of the increasing importance of Okinawa, the Pentagon has spent the past decade, billions of dollars, the troops stationed in the island and its facilities to modernize. U.S. Army to deploy there a “Patriot” air defense missile, the missile can shoot down enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles – that China and North Korea’s favorite weapon. In addition, Kadena added a lot of new reservoir used to store the bombs, missiles and spare parts, so that the base in emergency situations, support from the United States arrived in the base of several hundred fighters. In 2007, the Kadena U.S. Air Force began to deploy “Global Hawk” unmanned aerial vehicles and remote reconnaissance F-22 “Raptor” stealth fighter.
F-22 fighters assigned to Okinawa, the target for wartime air raids and the DPRK to remove obstacles to
and “Raptor” represents the emergence of perhaps the greatest progress. Indeed, in the minds of U.S. planners, in many ways in terms of Okinawa’s most important function is to support F-22. 2009 a study was conducted to simulate the United States and Taiwan to counter China in a joint air combat. In this regard, California’s intellectual Courand company concluded that, in sending an F-22 fighter wing play in the case, F-22 fighter was shot down with China the ratio is 1:27.
27th fighter squadron – based in Virginia, F-22 fighter squadron, deploying regularly to the Kadena “Raptor” fighter – said the commander 韦德托利弗 Lieutenant Colonel, took off from Okinawa F-22 fighter planes for air strikes from China or North Korea to pave the way for ground targets. Taliaferro said: “There, many countries have deployed a highly integrated air defense system, we need to use special abilities with the resources … and to defeat the integrated air defense systems, so that our joint forces to enter.”
Monroe said the base to accommodate F-22 fighter and the subsequent ability to “Kadena may be the most important thing because we are from that ability to deploy troops – there is a great track – so we believe We have unmatched air power. “
The article said that the air war against China and North Korea plan does not represent the United States, Japan and other countries believe that this conflict can not be avoided. Although volatility can only predict Pyongyang, Washington, Tokyo and Beijing have been efforts to establish lasting relationships of peace. Center for Strategic and International Studies 尼古拉斯塞 Cheney said: “There is no doubt that we want to communicate with China, but we should also avoid an uncertain future.”
article concludes that the current , United States and its allies, Okinawa is still essential, and that the international community to the common needs of the island base in Japan will be better than any political considerations. (Spring)