U.S. Pacific commander said the United States pose a huge threat to the PLA
The article said that the U.S. Pacific commander said that the PLA has a large-scale military buildup in the region of the United States pose a huge threat to freedom of movement
LONDON, January 15 News : U.S. 14 Washington Times reported, U.S. Pacific Commander Willard House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday to attend the hearing, said that although the Chinese leadership is building its military forces in the defensive, but the growth of the PLA’s military has been large-scale U.S. freedom of action in the region poses a major threat. Analysis, such a straightforward way the U.S. Pacific commander said that China as a threat is very rare.
Willard, U.S. Pacific commander said Monday, the Chinese military buildup that the United States and its allies in Asia, concerns about China’s “strong economic momentum is also provided funds for military modernization, which attracted the region concern. “
He said that China claims that its efforts to promote regional peace and stability to support the comprehensive development of Beijing, but the development of new military capabilities with its very inconsistent – China’s new military capabilities aimed challenge the United States in the Asia Pacific region in the freedom of movement, and to strengthen China’s influence in its neighboring countries – including U.S. allies in the Asia Pacific region and partners.
this regard, the reported analysis, the U.S. Pacific commander said so straightforward to China as a threat is very rare. In the past, most U.S. military commanders have strongly emphasized that China’s military buildup is not a threat.
2009, according to the Pentagon report said China’s military power, the Chinese military has created a sophisticated arsenal, in addition to the additional conventional ships, aircraft and marine capabilities, which also includes new nuclear ballistic missile and cruise missiles, anti-ship weapons and network attack capability.
Chinese military leaders have repeatedly reiterated in public statements of China’s military buildup is defensive, and not a threat. In this regard, Willard said that China’s military buildup was “positive” and said they did not recognize China’s military modernization is called the leaders of a defensive argument.
He said: “Although China’s leaders have always said that this development is defensive, but the scale of China’s military modernization, conducted extensive commitment to advanced training, the development of a strong power projection capability; the most important thing is Beijing, the lack of military transparency, have questioned this claim. “
Willard’s words and deeds that China will also not consistent. For example, its claim against the weaponization of space is different from China’s development of anti-health capabilities – In 2007, China’s use of a helicopter-type anti-satellite weapons to destroy a weather satellite. He said: “Obviously, the Chinese military build defensive building ‘peace and harmony’ stated objectives in Asia today, Chinese-made weapons with the advanced level is not consistent.”
Willard said, according to 2009 data, China currently has 27 destroyers, 48 ??frigates, 70 patrol boats armed with missiles, 55 amphibious ships, 40 mine warfare ships, ships and 50 support vessels. Moreover, China’s “modernization project also includes development of sophisticated ship-borne air defense systems and supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles.” Willard told lawmakers that China may be one in 2012 to run the carrier.
In addition, Willard said, the number of PLA multi-role fighter, “increasing.” He added that China is focusing on improving its aircraft workers to participate in the “big battle formations, sea air, including a variety of plans,” the skills. Willard said that China has deployed air-to-air missile systems and anti-”made a considerable effort,” and the Beijing government has developed an anti-ship ballistic missiles to attack aircraft carriers.
reported that Willard urged both sides to continue open dialogue and bilateral actions, saying it was part of bilateral military relations, is the only way to reconcile the contradiction between the two sides. He said that China and the U.S. military has not yet formed a solid relationship. The formation of Sino-US military relations and to determine that China’s intentions really are benign, we maintain military preparedness, the region continued to strengthen our commitment to allies and partners, within the framework of international law to meet every challenge posed by China are is essential. “
last year, the U.S. Navy surveillance ship in the waters of the South China Sea by the Chinese ship” harassment. “In 2008 the U.S. government announced a package worth $ 6.5 billion in arms sales to Taiwan project, Sino-US tension The situation was also aggravated the relationship. (Compiled: Spring)