Japanese media said the strategic position in the South China Sea has been exaggerated into conflict whirlpool
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[Reporter Li] since April provoked Huangyan Island incident in the Philippines, the South China Sea, it is no longer a “calm” the importance of the South China Sea, it seems what is referred to unprecedented heights, all forces have to vote here The eyes, the South China Sea has become the main battlefield of the great power game. Even there is a saying “Who led the South China Sea, will be the last to dominate the entire world”. A U.S. expert to put forward different views, said the influence of the South China Sea is actually exaggerated.
According to the Hong Kong Central Evaluation Agency reported on August 23, the U.S. Naval War College Strategic Analysis experts Holmes (James Holmes) published an article in the the Japanese diplomats magazine website said the status and influence of the South China Sea has been exaggerated , the South China Sea can not take on such an important strategic position in the heart. He also suggested that U.S. policy makers in the development of the Asia-Pacific strategy to be extra cautious and think twice.
article said, in March last year, the U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Walsh (Patrick Walsh) interview the South China Sea, than made the Asia-Pacific region, a new “strategic hub”. But this idea is somewhat far-fetched. Nanhai no doubt occupy an important position in the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Countries can enjoy the simple, relative economic advantage of the strategic flexibility can be squeezed out of the opponent, the domination of the South China Sea and air supremacy. This country from the southeast to the northeast, and even in the Pan-Pacific region Fielding army. From this perspective, Walsh analogy is still tenable. It can be said that this is at work inside.
but on the other hand there is an external traffic line. Through this route, the Navy and the Air Force can bypass the South China Sea. Ships and aircraft from northern Australia and the Indonesian archipelago through, avoiding the countries of the dominant Southeast Asia region.
article said that the theory of the so-called “heart” or “sea heart a” blank “. The South China Sea is not the first by many experts give such high expectations of the place. The Indian Ocean has also accused who can control it can rule the entire world in the 21st century. If people are interested in the South China Sea advocating this logic, then the region is likely to become a whirlpool of conflict, regardless of whether it is reasonable to this logic.
The article also said that the decision makers, strategists and ordinary citizens must accept this attractive theory “and put it into practice carefully before thinking. Cautious to whom, at your peril. ”Share: