U.S. media said that China is building 200 new modern ships
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South Florida Sun-Sentinel 8 article said that China is building 200 new modern ships, the focus is to build the submarine force. The article to appeal to the United States should accelerate the construction of its shipbuilding industry, to build more ships for the Navy.
article points out, the strength of the U.S. Navy has a different past and present past, less than has been used to defend the United States coastal areas, protect U.S. global interests and citizens. Now, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office has the funds needed to build 313 vessels were analyzed – the U.S. Navy to maintain at least the major naval action vessel 313, while the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff also said that 313 ships to meet national security needs of words is required.
since 2005, the Congressional Budget Office submitted several reports have pointed out that from 2000 to 2008, the Navy built ships were allowed each year are less than 6, so that the total number of the entire U.S. Navy fleet down to 283, which is not enough to the U.S. Navy to fulfill its responsibilities. Currently the number of U.S. Navy ships have been less than twenty years ago, half or even less than a decade ago are 40.
The article said that after the presidents since the war – whether the ruling Democratic Party or Republican administration – and the successive Congress are very clear, a team with more than 300 ships of the Navy is to maintain peace, protect coastal region, protect U.S. global interests of the party. Now, to protect shipping lanes than ever, more important, especially in the United States on imported oil and the deepening of global trade, relying on the case.
article pointed out that these sea lanes are under increasing threat: China is to build a more than 200 modern vessels, including submarine-building focus of the naval forces; recently threatened to cut off Iran’s Persian Bay oil transportation; even the Russian naval forces are restored, recently announced plans to build five new aircraft carriers; not patrol the area daily reported incidents of piracy occurred.
article said that if there is no advantage at sea, no country can maintain its global viability. More than a century, the United States has been a global leader, and its reasons are strong in the United States is a maritime nation. Now, however, less than shipbuilding funds, U.S. leaders may well break the record of the leadership of his predecessor.
article points out, equally important, because the government is unable to provide the U.S. Navy needs adequate funding, the U.S. shipbuilding infrastructure has been affected. Currently, the U.S. maintained only a small number of shipyards, together with a serious lack of skilled labor, the industrial workers base may be difficult to meet the conflict a large number of ships during the construction or repair needs.
article said, the U.S. Navy ship life is usually 30 years, so, in order to maintain a team with at least 300 ships of the Navy, the U.S. government must provide the necessary investment, and should take at least 12 the construction of ships ship speed. According to the Congressional Budget Office estimates, Washington has come up with $ 27 billion needed annually to achieve and maintain a 313-ship navy, which is built by the Washington, while several ships over the last year for the direct consequences of the decision.
Currently, the U.S. has long-term underfunding of the Navy shipbuilding industry into only about $ 100 billion worse, the U.S. president submitted to Congress the budget for fiscal year 2010 shipbuilding projects are only 145 billion, which will allow the Navy’s shipbuilding progress even further behind. The article said that U.S. government leaders need to reconsider the shipbuilding costs, which is imperative. (Compiled: Compass)