NATO launched the clever defense strategy to prevent marginalization
According to the China National Defense Science and Technology Information Network reported that almost 70 years ago, the same day, the first U.S. military personnel, liaison officers and strategic planners arrived in Europe. They are the millions of the vanguard of U.S. military personnel. Finally, they completed the liberation of Europe, to support the reconstruction of Europe, to prevent the Soviet Union invaded and won the Cold War mission. In 1992, with the Soviet Union, the United States maintain a military presence in Europe, the reason no longer exists. Since then, the United States and Europe together through a “long goodbye” course, and now this process is about to end. As part of the new defense strategy, defense 利昂帕内塔 announced that the U.S. withdrawal from Europe, the remaining four Army brigades 2. Although Panetta promised, the Pentagon will rotate troops stationed in Europe, but the underlying reality is that the U.S. financial crisis in the face of the future of their case, as in the past will no longer provide military umbrella for Europe.
Today, NATO and European defense alliance there is a future of uncertainty. Not the United States, NATO is a military alliance like shell. NATO countries have long been under-investment, making the Union (excluding the U.S.) is difficult to self-support. This point is reflected recent actions of Libya: a lack of air refueling, reconnaissance systems, smart weapons, and even trained personnel are seriously lacking. In disappointment, the former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates angry about his departure: “the most powerful military alliance in a sparsely populated country of 11 weeks of continuous fighting, and yet the lack of ammunition, repeatedly asked the U.S. for supplies. ”
operations in Libya in response to demonstrated lack of capacity, but also recognize the financial crisis in Europe, there will be no additional funds for defense investment, NATO launched “smart defense” strategy. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen believes that this approach may be to accept the United States. He said: “I know this is a tough period, we can not spend more money, but can not spend less, so only choose a better way to spend money Let’s spend the money more valuable to improve the country’s defense capability, we must set priorities, specializing in, find cross-border solutions – together known as ‘smart defense’. ”
With the implementation of the new U.S. defense strategy, NATO launched “smart defense”, the two should find ways to coordinate their work. How to reconcile two initiatives should be held in Chicago in May of this year’s NATO summit the main topic. One approach is to expand the arms procurement cooperation. NATO defense ministers specifically mentioned the Norwegian procurement of the F-35 can be called “smart defense” of the instance. NATO should be in the theater missile defense systems, precision-guided weapons, unmanned systems, and look for similar opportunities in other areas. NATO is the last chance to prevent the marginalization of the clever implementation of “intelligent defense.” (China Shipping Information Center Peng-Fei Zhu)