Peninsula crisis, the United States wishing to blame the Chinese invited to attend the US-ROK military exercises
12 7, Japan’s SH-60K helicopter landing deck of the amphibious assault ship in the U.S.
newspaper reporter stationed in Japan, Bae Jun
the United States to address the current crisis in the peninsula’s tactical intent more clear: the buck to China, the exercises in the end.
has been completed is described as “combat power more than one country,” the South Korean military exercises, when the scale of the ongoing US-South Korean military exercises six times over the US-Japan military exercises the United States had no foot drawing of addiction in East Asia. It seems that the current U.S. situation on the peninsula of tension is not sufficient, there is room to continue to fuel. Japan and the U.S. side of live ammunition exercises not ending, here began to yell prepared to engage in a US-South Korea military “Three Kingdoms” a.
Korea will continue to conduct joint military exercises in the Yellow Sea
8 days, the U.S. and the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Han 席迈克尔马伦people seeking talks in Seoul to discuss Korean shelling to stop North Korea’s response to the program and further “provocative” approach. Both sides in the afternoon issued a joint statement.
statement said North Korea for South Korean troops in the north line (NLL) south of the routine fire training, purposeful attack taeyonpyong illegal, violated the UN Charter and the Armistice Agreement, leading to civilian casualties of non- humanitarian acts should be condemned.
said in a statement, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of the two countries agreed to curb North Korea’s “further provocations and acts of war”, the two countries will do more. First, should improve by the dominant Han Jun, the U.S. military support of the “provocative response plans in some areas,” a joint response to North Korea may launch a further provocation.
statement stressed that “the two sides continue to maintain strong strategic alliance in the North Korea abandon its nuclear program and give up the Peninsula and Northeast Asia peace and stability in the military threat and provocation to show good faith, and put into practical action , you should continue to maintain the necessary military alert posture. ”
according to Yonhap news agency, Michael Mullen, said at a press conference after the talks, the DPRK to take further provocative acts, the right to choose coping Korea, the United States does not require the use of air forces in Korea to exercise restraint . South Korea suggests the exercise of self-defense recognized by the U.S. military use of aircraft and missile precision strike on North Korea to military bases. In addition, he said that Korea has reached a consensus to continue the implementation of the Korea-US joint military exercises in the Yellow Sea.
United States continued to advocate “China is not responsible” paradox
Michael Mullen in Seoul to continue to accuse China, to implement the U.S. “China not entirely responsibility to put pressure on the DPRK, “the rogue theory. It is reported that Mullen’s correspondent at the 8th meeting stressed that: “China can play a unique influence on the DPRK, it should assume the responsibility. Now is the time to China to persuade North Korea.”
he said: “China plays a great influence on North Korea. to ease tensions in the region, you can get more national interests, but China seems to not like this way the pursuit of national interest if China defaults North Korea’s behavior, the surrounding countries will question ‘what will happen next event’。”
the United States to invite Japan to participate in the US-ROK military exercises
Michael Mullen 8 in Seoul, South Korea expressed the hope that Japan’s future participation in joint military exercises, to play a greater role in regional stability. Mullen said: “In the current ever-present threat of such a sudden case of our response plans and exercises are very important neighboring countries and allies hope, particularly Japan, to participate in such exercises.” He said, Japan has a “training full, professional and strong “self-defense, with the ability to contribute to regional stability. He also said that evening will go to Japan and Japanese Self-Defense Force leadership on this issue.
Kyodo said the top U.S. general in a formal press conference asked Japan to participate in the US-ROK military exercise is rare, and analyze their remarks have aimed “to urge Japan and the U.S. and South Korea as soon as possible in the military area to build a close and substantial cooperation mechanism to deal with North Korea’s nuclear and missile issues as well as the expansion of China to the ocean. ”
South Korean military said the three exercise is unlikely
for Mullen’s “invitation”, the ROK has been suggested that the relevant comments in terms of are very sensitive military or diplomatic. “Although the United States because of his military service in the top leadership, but he out of the military line, crossed to the sensitive foreign affairs speech is still very rare.”
with the South Korean government official said this statement: “Mullen is not a ‘U.S. envoy’ identity, but as Obama’s ‘special envoy’ visit to South Korea, why they make such statements . “
Korean media have pointed out that although the United States to South Korea has said several times informally, to achieve stability in Northeast Asia and the cooperation of the DPRK, Korea and Japan need to hold joint military exercises. But the South Korean government and military consider the sensitivity of China and national sentiment, which has always taken a cautious attitude.
another South Korean military source said: “as Mullen put it like that implementation of the Korea-US joint military exercises and Japan is unlikely his statement can only represent the position of the United States, today Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of meetings between the two countries have not discussed. “
Japan: Three exercise fear of conflict with the interpretation of the Constitution
Japan for the United States Three of the proposed exercise is also very cautious. Japanese government officials the evening of 8 on the U.S. to invite Japan to participate in the US-ROK joint military exercise called “South Korea should not agree to” emphasize the tripartite joint military exercises difficult to achieve.
Kyodo quoted Japanese Foreign Ministry as saying that Japan’s participation in the US-ROK military exercise is very difficult. For participating in the defense of Japan’s US-South Korean military exercises not directly related to the hit “No exercise of collective self-defense,” the interpretation of the Constitution. If the exercise is for the purpose of counter-terrorism and disaster relief, it is possible to solve the problem of constitutional interpretation, but if the exercise is based on the premise of inter-Korean military conflict, then obviously “against the exercise of collective self-defense,” the contrary interpretation of the Constitution. The case even if the United States formally proposed at this stage, Japan is also difficult to participate.
In addition, the Japanese side that, even without considering the constitutional issues only from a historical point of view, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces Korea is also sensitive to emotional problems can not be ignored.
China: joint military exercise is the performance of the Cold War mentality
Chinese State Councilor Dai has published on China’s peaceful development road of the article, that some international worry that China’s growing economic strength will translate into military power, is completely unfounded.
article points out, do not take the lead, not hegemony, never seek hegemony, is our basic national policy and strategic choice. We always adhere to peaceful coexistence, respect for people’s choice of development path, do not lord it over things, not seeking to dominate the world. “As for China to overtake the United States to dominate the world, it is a myth.”
Dai said in the article, that to be a clique against China’s attempt to contain China, the kind in the region and sow discord among countries engaged in joint military exercises in China’s offshore practice, is a typical Cold War mentality.
article said, and the U.S. and Japan compared to many countries, regardless of the level of China’s total and per capita military expenditure is still quite low, will not pose any threat to the outside world. As for the so-called transparency, the world’s absolute transparency of the national military does not exist. On the contrary, decades of China’s military transparency has been improving, especially in our strategic intent than many countries, especially the major powers must be transparent. For example, we publicly declare to the world will never seek hegemony, the world’s public commitment to no first use of nuclear weapons, non-nuclear states not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons. If other countries do so, for world peace, stability and development is undoubtedly a great contribution.
December 9 newspaper Tokyo Electric