The United States plans to deploy early warning radars expansion of Asia-Pacific defense network in Japan, Southern
[World Wide Web reports reporter Tan Natalia] military action in the Asia-Pacific region in the first half of this year, the United States frequently. U.S. media latest came news of the United States is planning to significantly expand its missile defense network in Asia, including a secret base in southern Japan set up new radar. U.S. officials said that although the U.S. aim is to contain the threat from North Korea, but also can be used to fight against China’s military power.
According to the United States, “Wall Street Journal” reported on August 22, the plan is part of the defense array “is intended to cover most of Asia in the United States, which includes in southern Japan, and possibly one in Southeast Asia countries, each set up an early warning radar.
reported that the United States and its allies in the region are worried about the North Korean missile threat. The same time, China increasingly take on the controversial territorial waters “has offensive” stance, they are also increasingly worried about.
“the focus of our words is that North Korea In fact, we have a long-term perspective is the elephant in the room, that the Congress think tank,” the Congressional Research Service, “missile defense expert Stephen? ? Hill Dresche said.
U.S. Defense Department officials said that the focus of this program in the United States will be on Japan’s southern islands not yet disclosed, a powerful set of early warning radar, whose name is “X-Band”. Pentagon on this issue is currently in negotiations with Japan. U.S. officials said, and within a few months after Japan agreement, the radar can be placed there, it will be formed with the United States in 2006 in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan, an X-Band radar complement each other.
officials of the U.S. Pacific Command and the Missile Defense Agency at the same time is also assessing a country in Southeast Asia to set up a third X-Band radar, As a result, the United States and its allies in the region to have a “arc”, you can more accurately track the “any ballistic missile launch from North Korea or China, anywhere. U.S. Defense Department officials disclosed that the Philippines may be a potential choice of location.