Analysis of the U.S. Navy said the layout of the long-term goal is to balance the Asia-Pacific China’s rise
Data for: sailing in the Western Pacific, the third U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group.
Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert Minister of Local 10, said the next 10 to 15 years, there will be more than 1/3 of U.S. warships deployed in the Western Pacific. In this regard, many experts worry about the Asia-Pacific region could become a new field of naval arms race, the United States increased in the Western Pacific naval deployment is bound to affect the Asia-Pacific regional security and cooperation.
naval arms race in Asia-Pacific region may be field
Greenert 10 in the U.S. think tank, “a New American Security Center,” held on the South China Sea seminar said: “China’s military rise does affect the global situation, maintaining U.S. Navy presence in the Western Pacific region, aimed at ensuring the free flow of international maritime waterways.” Not long ago, the new U.S. military strategy available, the Navy needs to re-examine How in the world put warships, aircraft and equipment. His initial judgments, the U.S. Navy in the Western Pacific “good condition”, the United States in the region has a strong naval force, including 50 warships, of which about half of the forward deployed naval forces near Japan.
data show that U.S. Navy warships deployed in the existing 285 around the world. Its global total of 42 military bases, including 26 in the U.S. territory. Overseas in the U.S. Navy base in 16 Asian countries, the majority, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Japan, Korea, Singapore and other 10 countries. Had to cut military spending in the U.S. context, the total number of U.S. Navy ships will be reduced to 250. But some people in the United States strongly oppose.
layout in the future, the U.S. Navy will be opened in the western Pacific from Tokyo, Pusan, Okinawa, Australia, Singapore to Darwin naval base line. It is reported that Singapore has been established for the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier docked in the port, and a contingency plan for U.S. Pacific Command and operational use of the operations center.
many experts on the Asia-Pacific region could become a new field to express concern about the naval arms race. Department of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Director Tita Nan 12 in Punta Sudi Mubarak interview with this reporter, said that although the Philippines, and Vietnam, which will be a degree of welcome, but said that more countries will concern, because the Asia-Pacific countries do not want to see an arms race in the region and great power confrontation. Increase in the U.S. Navy’s deployment of the Western Pacific region Asia-Pacific region will certainly affect regional security and cooperation.
According to reports, the United States in recent years has taken various measures to strengthen military ties with Asian countries as the Philippines and Vietnam hold joint military exercises. Last November, the U.S. military also announced an agreement with the Singapore government, will deploy two LCS ships to the U.S. naval base in Singapore, in addition to the United States to establish military bases in Australia and will deploy 2,500 Marines.
long-term goal is to balance the rise of China
“Asia Times Online,” 12, entitled “South China Sea, calling for a substantial increase in the U.S. Navy military deployment” article, said the seminar called on the U.S. report published in the South China Sea region to adopt a more proactive strategy to maintain freedom of navigation in the region, maintaining the independence of small countries in the region. Report, if the United States did not deploy sufficient military forces in the South China Sea, will lead to China in the South China Sea to establish their own “protectorate and sphere of influence.” Reported that the total number of U.S. Navy ships should be increased to 346, and declared that if the Navy is not in the next 10 years to expand the fleet size, its strength in Asia will decline.
La Punta Sudi analyzed, the U.S. strategic choice “priority” is “troop movements” is an important “barometer”, if you want to expand the U.S. military in the Western Pacific deployment, that it shall not be no corresponding reduction in other parts of the force. He said that in addition to commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military has been “downsizing”, but have not heard in other parts of the United States will take new action. Peng Sudi Mubarak said that budget cuts will no doubt give the expansion of U.S. naval forces at this stage to bring some difficulties, the U.S. only through the deployment of naval forces, ships will be transferred to other parts of the Western Pacific, to strengthen the naval force in the Asia Pacific region .
Fellow East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, 12, said Chen Gang, the military budget at this stage, the United States does not have a lot in the Asia Pacific region to deploy military strength. However, in the long run, the United States will undoubtedly continue to increase military power in the Western Pacific, “the United States is still the intention of the new strategic plan for China to balance China’s continued rise.”
Chen Gang that, from the current situation in the Asia-Pacific region to see the outbreak of large-scale military conflict is highly unlikely, even if the U.S. military deployment may be adjusted, it will not “impulse” to the point where to go to war with China After all, “Sino-US relations covers a full range of relations, and economic and trade cooperation is more dominant. even if there are differences between China and the U.S. was more affected by the Taiwan issue, human rights, economic and trade frictions and other factors.” .
(BANGKOK, WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (Xinhua))