Reputation of Australian recruits respond to China’s strategic threat in the Asia-Pacific
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According to the U.S.” The Wall Street Journal, “February 14 published an article that recently Australia sign new recruits to the strategic threat – to deal with China strategic threat in the Asia Pacific region to prepare.
The article said that in the Australian capital Canberra, the Australian Defence Force Academy outside, the new officers were drafted into the army to prepare a loyalty oath tension. After that, they will conduct a three-year training program for the future to prepare for a possible war. The last century, Australia to send thousands of troops fighting in Europe, and to help the UK maintain its debilitating influence in Asia. However, the recruitment of new recruits is in response to a new strategic threat – China.
head of the Royal Australian Air Force, Marshal Mark – Binns Gold (Mark Binskin) ceremony at the army officer said in an interview: “China is rising, and apparently a lot of discussion on this issue and these graduates will focus on a core issue, and that is to maintain a stable and secure region, while it only depends on all countries within the region to maintain prosperity and sustainable growth. “
It is reported that Australian taxpayers are being Since the country’s largest military expansion since World War II pay; and this expansion is due to Washington’s position to dominate the Asia-Pacific regional security, being China’s growing military power and influence of the challenge. In the procurement of weapons to defend Australia’s native bid among the Australian government plans to spend 275 billion Australian dollars (about 276.27 billion U.S. dollars) in the next 20 years to upgrade weapons and equipment, related equipment, including submarines, known as “air spoilers “(air warfare destroyers) of naval vessels, and a F-35 fighter aircraft. Australian F-35 is involved in a handful of developed countries, this project by the United States and Britain led the participants include Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, Turkey and Norway.
article points out that Australia’s rapid military spending and economic growth appears to rely on China to buy coal and iron ore there has been a contradiction. Has become the world’s second largest economy, China is Australia’s largest trading partner, bilateral trade volume last year, is expected to reach 100 billion Australian dollars, when in 2009 the figure is 850 million. Now, like China, the rise of Asian economies accounted for a large share of global growth, officials worried that economic growth overshadowed the fragile regional security structures, as well as unresolved territorial conflicts. Defend the maritime trade route is an important strategic objectives in Australia as the country’s medium-term plans in this decade to become the world’s second largest after the Qatari liquefied natural gas exporter.
It is reported that Australian defense planners raise concerns about China’s scientific and technological strength: its long-range projection of military power to threaten the ability of Australian native; China known as the “aircraft carrier killer” missile system, the ability to send weapons move in space and combat ships; In addition, since 1995 China has deployed a fleet of more than 40 advanced submarines, which is Australia’s biggest national security threats.
Australia, retired Major General, former commander of ground combat forces Peter – Abby cover (Peter Abigail), said: “The Chinese strategy is to be extended to the Pacific Ocean, the Sino-US competition does not necessarily evolve into a military conflict , but this is one of many possible future. “
defense strategy think tank, International Director Ross – Babbage (Ross Babbage) that Australia can not accept to maintain the peacekeeping mission in East Timor, and training foreign troops in Afghanistan military mission. Babbage had drafted the Government’s 2009 Defence White Paper, the military planning of the roadmap as China as a major strategic threat.
China is not the only potential threat for military construction. Today, Australia has spent about A $ 6.5 billion expansion of its special services three times; expertise in this sector should be the entire country as the first permanent threat of terrorism. Since 2001, “9-11″ incident, Australia has blocked a number of domestic terrorist attacks; including the 2009 attack on a Melbourne-based plot Halls Worthy barracks. The new defense assets include not only the advanced warships, the border will be useful to inspect the more flexible Australian patrol. With the neighboring countries of asylum-seekers smuggled from the sea the situation more and more, it has also become a routine naval activities.
alleged threat of terrorism and China’s growing regional influence has become Australia’s version of West Point, each recruit must think about. When asked to identify the biggest security threat to Australia is now the source, the now 18-year-old, ready to become a sworn officer of the Gillette – Reading (Jillie-May Reading) replied: “where we stand.” She referred to Australia and regional hot-spot is adjacent to the Korean peninsula and Japan from the disputed East China Sea. (Sri Lanka years)