United States Marines into the new operational concepts will want to intervene in the Diaoyu Islands issue
Data Figure: U.S. Marines take the boat to combat exercise
newspaper special military observers Zhao Chuanheng
the U.S. Seventh Fleet commander Fanbu Si Keke Admiral said in Hong Kong before the U.S. security commitment to the Pacific region remain unchanged, the U.S. Navy will continue to upgrade the combat capability in the region. In recent years, the U.S. naval and air forces in the Western Pacific region growing, and according to the U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Willard said, the Marine Corps has been included in the new “empty concept of operations”, the intent behind these initiatives cause for concern.
“We are fighting a more powerful force than a few years ago”
According to AFP, February 21, the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet Commander Fan * Admiral Kirk Booth Asia Society speech in Hong Kong, said any suggestion that the U.S. security commitment to Asia due to domestic economic problems and the war in Afghanistan and undermine the concept is wrong. “Today we use warships and planes a few years ago, more robust combat capability.” Seventh Fleet is currently about 70 combat ships, and 10 years ago, only 50 to 60.
Booth, Kirk said, the U.S. Navy’s future will continue to enhance the power in the Asia Pacific region. A new Littoral Combat Ship will soon be deployed in this carrier-based fighter squadron will upgrade nuclear attack submarines will enhance the guided missile destroyer will be modified to have enhanced surveillance and kill enemy submarines. In addition, the more advanced P-8A “Poseidon” maritime patrol aircraft will be replaced within two years has been remarkable aging P-3 “Orion” maritime patrol aircraft. Jacobs Kirk also said: “We believe that China’s growing naval power can not be ignored, but first I want to emphasize that we do not think China is a direct threat to China as an enemy if the results would be counterproductive.”
Jacobs Kirk is leading the Seventh Fleet flagship “Blue Ridge” amphibious command ship “Zhubo” Hong Kong, the ship returned to Japan after a visit to the Philippines through Hong Kong en route home port. 22, according to Xinhua reports, the PLA Hong Kong Garrison Commander Lieutenant General Zhang Shibo day at Stonecutters Island Naval Base, Lieutenant Kirk and his party met with Jacobs. Previously, Garrison attended the evening of 19 “Blue Ridge” of the ship reception. U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet is the main force deployed in the Pacific Fleet, headquartered in Yokosuka base in Japan. The Department has included the Navy and Marine Corps of about 40,000, in addition to 70 combat ships, there are more than 300 aircraft of various types of aircraft, most of the troops stationed in Japan and Guam, the American intervention in Asian and Pacific Affairs of the most important backing.
cutting-edge equipment give priority to the U.S. military to deploy the Asia-Pacific
in the Cold War, the United States for the Asia-Pacific region to form a “third line” configuration echelon group of military bases, especially military bases in Japan and Korea is to become an important so-called “communist breakwater.” After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the U.S. military deployment in East Asia not only for not weakened, but as the U.S. has been continually enhanced the strategic center of gravity eastward.
recent years, the U.S. strategic weapons and cutting-edge equipment are first deployed in the Pacific theater, like the 14 “Ohio”-class strategic nuclear submarine in the Pacific have been deployed in nine, five deployed in the Atlantic, and this ratio during the Cold War is just the opposite. Another four to carry conventional munitions, “Ohio”-class strategic nuclear submarine in the Pacific. “Ohio”-class strategic nuclear submarines to carry the “Trident” ICBM range of 1.2 million km, in the Pacific on the Asian continent to great depth to combat, by a nuclear warhead into its routine, the more from the “pure deterrence” to a “real deterrent.” 11 aircraft carriers in six are deployed in the Pacific, nuclear attack submarines in the Pacific is also 60%.
the United States to actively build a missile defense system, warning Leida An advanced X-band on the Japan and Alaska, California and Alaska in the deployment of ground-based high-altitude interceptor missiles, but also for the Asia Pacific. U.S. fourth-generation fighter aircraft – F-22 “Raptor” to deploy overseas, they preferred Kadena Japan. Of particular concern is the Guam military bases for U.S. forces in East Asia has become the “center of power projection.” U.S. military expansion in Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base runway to the evolution of U.S. strategic bombers in the major overseas bases, and store more than 50 pieces of air-launched cruise missiles, AGM, a large number of weapons, ammunition and fuel. Guam’s Apra Naval Base is the deployment of three “Los Angeles” class nuclear attack submarines, and its docking port also has the ability to supply nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
Marines into the “empty concept of operations”
for the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet Commander Cork Bath deployment of troops to strengthen the Asia-Pacific’s remarks, Associated Press, the U.S. Navy in the Western Pacific region to strengthen the deployment of troops, largely in response to China’s military buildup of the strategic situation. The report also said that the conflicting interests of the United States and China’s military relations are facing heavy pressure: on the one hand, and military cooperation will help maintain a stable trade between the two countries to promote their economic development; the other hand, the two countries in the regions have different geo-political goals, especially in the conflict on the issue of Taiwan’s strategic interests.
U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Willard February 17 speech in Washington to better illustrate the problem. He said that the Pentagon is studying the development of “empty concept of operations”, “will advance our capabilities, especially in the Asia Pacific region to enhance the ability of deployed forces.” Meifang Zhang Gates called on U.S. forces in 2009 on “the concept of air-sea operations,” a study. According to the Pentagon involved in the study of an anonymous officials, the concept will take various measures to strengthen the joint between the U.S. Navy and Air Force combat capability to respond to China’s use of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, submarines and fighter so-called “anti-intervention” strategy . Willard also said, “We have added to the new concept of the Marine Corps study, which will enhance our joint ability to fight.” United States “Washington Times” that will be included in the Marine Corps’ concept of air-sea operations “In the United States Marine Corps will give the new role of Asia-Pacific strategy. New concept will appeal to use in some sensitive cases, the Marine Corps. “Japan and Southeast Asian countries like the Marines do not have the ability to block China’s occupation of disputed islands, the U.S. Marine Corps has 80 years of experience.” Some analysts believe that such studies highlight the U.S. military prepared to intervene militarily Diaoyu Island and the South China Sea issue, which will increase the chances of Sino-US conflict. In addition, “the concept of air-sea operations,” also calls for expanding China’s military power for the simulation exercise, such as the Air Force will conduct exercises escort aircraft carrier, the Navy will conduct security exercises throughout the Air Force base.
U.S. Pacific Fleet and the Seventh Fleet Han relations
many readers to see U.S. Navy in the East Asian waters on the news, notice sometimes that the Pacific Fleet, and sometimes speak of the Seventh Fleet. So, what is the relationship between the two? The composition, how the U.S. Navy?
U.S. Navy has prepared two strategic groups, the Atlantic Fleet and Pacific Fleet. U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet was the main military forces in the Asia Pacific region, and its jurisdiction covers the entire Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Fleet headquarters in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Atlantic Fleet headquarters in Norfolk, the east coast of the United States, the scope of its jurisdiction including part of the Atlantic and Arctic waters, as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
U.S. naval forces including surface ship and submarine forces, they mixed fleet of five, and then were incorporated into the Atlantic Fleet and Pacific Fleet. Compiled with the Third Fleet Pacific Fleet (for East Pacific theater, the headquarters in San Diego, California), the Seventh Fleet (responsible for the Western Pacific Theater, the headquarters in Yokosuka, Japan) and the Fifth Fleet (responsible for the Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf and Red Sea theater, commander Ministry in Bahrain) three battle fleet, the Atlantic Fleet Fleet prepared to have a second (responsible for the Atlantic Theater, Command in Norfolk, Virginia) and the Sixth Fleet (responsible for the Mediterranean theater, the headquarters of Gaeta in Italy). (:: Wang Shuo)