US-Japan financial crisis dramatically shrink the size of joint naval exercises
financial crisis the size of the US-Japan joint naval exercises has shrunk dramatically.
11 19, with “George Washington” led by the U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force warships week joint military exercise came to an end. This is “Washington” aircraft carrier deployed to Japan since September, with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force held the first exercise, exercise ideas facing the enemy submarine attack, for which some analysts believe that this is obviously aimed at a Russian submarine training.
vigorously joint anti-submarine exercises
According to the Associated Press reported that the exercise on November 13, hundreds of kilometers south of Okinawa in the Pacific waters, including the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force participating weapons “Aegis” destroyers, the U.S. Navy’s “Ohio”-class nuclear-powered submarines, including the number of 10 warships and 67 U.S. aircraft. During the exercise, the two navies conducted maritime fleet sailed, the aircraft carrier food supply, carrier-based aircraft taking off and landing, the joint missile defense and joint anti-submarine exercises, and many other subjects. According to Japan’s Kyodo news agency said the exercise scenario as the aircraft carrier battle formation facing the center of the enemy submarine attack. From this, the exercise should be the beginning of November 8, two-week Japan-US joint anti-submarine part of the exercise.
held in November each year the annual Japan-US joint naval exercise routine is the largest Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force exercise, usually between 80 and 90 ships ,170-180 aircraft participated, but by the global financial crisis impact significantly shrunk the size of this year’s exercise, the troops and ships in previous years, only 1/3. However, this year’s exercise, or cause great concern in many military observers: on the one hand, this is “George Washington” on September 25 nuclear-powered aircraft carrier stationed in the official homeport at Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture, the first time at sea with the Japanese Self-Defense Forces joint operations training. With the previous long-term deployment where the “Kitty Hawk” compared to conventionally powered aircraft carrier, the overall combat strength has been greatly enhanced. With “Washington” instead of “Kitty Hawk” is the U.S. military presence in the Western Pacific to strengthen an important measure, the Western Pacific Rim will constitute a strong deterrent, but also conducive to the US-Japan “integrated” joint operations. On the other hand, the exercise, the U.S. military used in Japan for the first time agreed to Kagoshima, Kyushu Kanoya Air Base, the base guards the western Pacific from the East China Sea to the traffic arteries, with the Chinese Navy submarine surveillance and containment activities apparent intent.
rendering Chinese submarine threat
should be said that military experts view is not groundless. In fact, back in around the beginning of the exercise, U.S. military officials and the US-Japan-related media has been rendered China and the Russian Navy’s submarine threat, and underwater combat capabilities to strengthen China expressed “particular concern.” In early November, the U.S. Navy Submarine Command 杰伊唐纳利 meeting will be open in Australia, said the Chinese navy is a “growing threat”, the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine stationed in the mobilization of 60% of the Pacific, will Together with the Australian Navy to build “the world’s most deadly,” the submarine force to deter China and Russia. United States, “International Herald Tribune,” November 15 is reported that Chinese submarines in the ocean somewhere deep track, “Washington” aircraft carrier battle group has become a topic of gossip sailors. “Washington” aircraft carrier Admiral Captain Ryan said in an interview with the newspaper “Washington” aircraft have been tracked by the Chinese submarine. “I find China’s submarine twice a day,” Ryan believes that China is building an “offensive navy.”
in Japan, Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun,” November 16 editorial that the recent Sino-Russian warships frequent activities, more intensive Chinese warships offshore and out of Japan, which is “unprecedented demonstrations.” In addition to articles in recent years to restart nuclear submarines of the Russian ocean-going patrol, but also a detailed list of Chinese warships frequent haunt of examples of the Japanese coastal waters, called the Japanese government to take decisive measures in response.
US-Japan exercise frequently adversely regional stability
military analysts have pointed out that Japan and the U.S. in an uproar China “threat to the sea On “while holding a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier participating in joint naval exercises aimed at strengthening Asia-Pacific for the U.S. military to deter the Asia-Pacific countries to find an excuse.
in Japan, along with “Washington” nuclear-powered aircraft carrier assigned to Yokosuka, the U.S. military has for the Western Pacific coast of Russia and China and other countries concerned to form a clear sea deterrence posture. At the same time, with the recent military cooperation between the two countries to further strengthen bilateral military co-operation between the regional training exercises prominent object was significantly increased, especially in China and Russia to focus on defense objects. Military analysts point out that in the United States and Japan on China’s military modernization to maintain a high degree of vigilance in the context of the future the two countries will take additional action to strengthen the Chinese military siege and deterrence posture, which ignore the principles of the behavior of China’s peaceful development will inject more of the regional security instability. (Wu Minjie)