Bind both the US-Japan nuclear umbrella threat to China’s security, strategic interests
Data Figure: Japan F-4J “Phantom” fighter jets have dropped a nuclear bomb.
Data Figure: Japan Self-Defense Force Patriot II missile systems
newspaper freelance writer Li Qianyu
” This is a transaction affecting the military balance in Asia . “July 18, according to Agence France-Presse reported that Japanese and U.S. foreign and defense held the same day Secretary-level security consultations, the United States and Japan agreed on a” nuclear umbrella “to establish regular coordination mechanisms. Analysts pointed out that the United States and Japan “nuclear umbrella” system existed for decades, the two sides have been closely guarded secret, but now high-profile highlights the regular consultations that shows behind the scenes in the U.S. and Japan may be a major strategic transactions, do not rule out the finger of blame at China possibilities.
strategy completely “bind” the two countries
the meeting, the North Korean nuclear issue has become the United States and Japan to discuss security cooperation to strengthen the public reason, the U.S. Asian and Pacific Affairs Assistant Secretary of State Colin Campbell with the Japanese Foreign Ministry official statement, the North Korean nuclear development on Japan and the U.S. threat, “its behavior can not be tolerated.” As required by Japan’s “psychological comfort”, the U.S. agreed to a highly secret nuclear strategy into the agenda of US-Japan security consultations, the future, Japan will be easier to talk about the nuclear issue.
Campbell stressed: “Japan should not be considered nuclear weapons options which would not benefit Japan, is not conducive to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific.” After a number of words is obviously a Japanese officials called for North Korea “to the nuclear system of nuclear” response. The United States tried to emphasize the close US-Japan military alliance and the United States and Japan’s “commitment to nuclear safety,” Japan’s direct possession of nuclear weapons than effective.
who requested anonymity, told military experts in Hong Kong “Youth Reference” newspaper interview that the United States relative to the previously mysterious and ambiguous Japan “nuclear umbrella”, has become more clear concrete to deter neighboring countries, a move thought the middle of Japan. As we all know, based on North Korea’s national strength and immature vulnerable vehicles, the Japanese so-called “North Korea’s nuclear pressure” not so much a real threat, it is more an excuse, its purpose is clamoring for the US-Japan strategic interests will be completely “bound.” Thus, U.S. nuclear weapons used against Japan, the Far East can be the greatest geo-political and military rival – China.
According to historical records, the first time to Japan to confirm U.S. “nuclear umbrella” in January 1965, China’s first nuclear test from less than a year. When he was Prime Minister Eisaku Sato of Japan to maintain nuclear weapons as blackmail once, prompting the United States agreed to provide nuclear security for Japan. Over the next few decades, the “nuclear umbrella” strategy to bring great convenience to Japan, so Japan is always both “weak” and “moral high ground”, letting the Japanese as an excuse to continue to seek conventional military superiority. A typical example is: in the United States committed a “nuclear umbrella” A year later, Japan is to obtain the introduction of US-made F-4 “Phantom” fighter’s right, the aircraft have dropped a nuclear bomb, but also to carry out aerial refueling, slightly modified by will air in China.
cut threshold for the introduction of sophisticated weaponry
In fact, economic deterioration in Russia and North Korea in the context of Japan’s defense policy focus has quietly turned to China. July 17, the disclosure of Japan’s annual “Defense White Paper” claiming that China is working to get “beyond the task of solving the Taiwan issue execution,” the impact on Japan’s security “worth worrying about.” “White Paper” also believes that “China may push forward the development of aircraft carrier technology … With the modernization of the Navy and Air Force, is expanding the reach of their ability.”
as “China’s military rise of” anti- system, the Japanese tried to strengthen military-technical cooperation with the United States, especially in the area of ??missile defense, Japan’s defense ministry has intended to supplementary budget, and strive to be completed in 2010, all missile defense deployment. By then, not only North Korea’s missile attack on Japan itself is difficult, China’s missile deterrent force will be greatly reduced. Thus, Japan is destined to become the United States in the Western Pacific on the “anti-missile breakwater”, which early warning system for nuclear war with the United States are inseparable.
more alarming is that in the offset neighbors under the guise of nuclear threat, Japan introduced sophisticated weapons the U.S. must further reduce the threshold, the most direct evidence that F-22 “Raptor” fighter to Japan issue. As an alternative to a new generation of active fighters and equipment, the Japanese want to spend 1 trillion yen to the U.S. to buy 100 F-22. If the plan is realized, Japan will have the world’s second after the United States strong air combat power, combat radius of 2,000 km of F-22, enough to bring China into the most affluent areas of combat range.
In addition, Japan has four spy satellites from the ground 400-600 km orbit, they can identify the ground one meter-sized objects, monitor day to build an “anywhere” in surveillance system. It is obvious that the overall military situation on the Far East is concerned, relying on U.S. “nuclear umbrella” in Japanese, is the impact of the Asian military balance variables. Specifically military expert in Hong Kong this point recently with the U.S. government to promote Obama’s “anti-nuclear advocates” par, “the United States to eliminate nuclear weapons, the establishment of ‘nuclear-free world’, is to maintain a dominant conventional weapons under the premise of the Similarly, the Japanese hide in the United States ‘nuclear umbrella’ back, trying to obtain advanced conventional weapons, which is Tokyo’s wishful thinking. “