Japanese media said the US-Japan military exercises against the Diaoyu Islands and the Korean Peninsula
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newspaper reporter stationed in Japan, Bae Jun
taeyonpyong shelling a week have passed since the incident, no signs of easing tensions on the peninsula. South Korea has changed over the last day of the sanctions-based containment of North Korea’s “big stick” policy, began a military exercise based swaggering style “guns” policy.
4-day Korea-US joint military exercises over the Yellow Sea on December 1 has just ended, a total of eight days from the Japan-US joint military exercises began on December 3 in turn “hot debut.” “Military exercises” or “military acting” worth mentioning, the marginalization of Japan raring to fear the Japanese system of close US-South Korea tripartite cooperation and to strengthen the pressure on the DPRK to do some “meaningful contribution.”
ROK-US tensions in the peninsula after the speech changed
ROK-US forces in the Yellow Sea brandish some enthusiastic performances during the Korean sidelined, did not do a substantive response. To this end, the U.S. president of the Brookings Institution advertised 2 Taubert said that the recent US-ROK joint military exercises, the stop North Korea’s provocation played a significant effect. The joint military exercises proved once again the importance of the US-ROK alliance.
But South Korean media that “North Korea continues after the exercise there is always the possibility of provocation,” Yin Ping Island Five Island is still full of tension. Some analysts predict that North Korea may conduct surprise landing on five islands attacks. In this regard, paekyong 6th Brigade Marines the 24-hour security duty, to maintain the highest state of combat readiness.
Japan to determine the peninsula did not appear loose. December 1, Prime Minister’s official residence in the relevant government departments held a vice minister-level contacts will be decided after the ROK-US speech will continue to maintain the current high alert posture toward North Korea. Chief Cabinet Paradise Valley the same day said: “The tensions in the military exercises will continue to hope through the smooth exchange of information and to promote cooperation between U.S. and South Korea.”
Japan: can show the situation on the US-ROK cooperation
fact that the Japan-US joint military exercise date as early as taeyonpyong finalized prior to the shelling. However, the Japanese self-inductance is very lucky, because the exercise happened to catch this wave Peninsula crisis. Japan is also happy to take this exercise to improve yourself in the peninsula affairs presence.
a Defense Ministry official said, “This is an opportunity to help showcase the unity of Japan and the U.S.”, “speech at the ROK held immediately following the day after the U.S. military played, can show the tripartite cooperation on the US-ROK The strengthening trend. ” Japanese media said the next day, the largest U.S. joint military exercises feature is the “Korea-US joint military exercises with the formation of a close linkage.”
scale U.S. military played refresh the previous record
compared to Korea’s large scale exercise, the Yellow Sea, Japan and the U.S. 3 to 10-day joint military exercise momentum is also unambiguous. It is reported that the military exercises began in 1986, the first Japan-US joint military exercises since the 10th. From the Japanese Ministry of Defense published data, the size of the participating personnel and weapons to refresh the previous record: Japan Self-Defense Forces will be deployed 3.41 million sea and air, 40 ships, 250 aircraft. U.S. troops were deployed 1.04 million people, 20 ships and 150 aircraft participated in military exercises.
It is reported that on May 25 left the Sasebo base in Nagasaki, Japan after the presence of coastal waters and is responsible for monitoring North Korea’s latest warning sharp Aegis destroyers “ASHIGARA” number will participate in the exercise. The ROK-US speech just ended, “George Washington” under the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Japan from Kyushu Huanghai South coast. Loading the U.S. anti-missile defense system missile cruiser “Charlotte” was No. 2, arrived in Kyoto Maizuru Port, which Aegis ships in the Sea of ??Japan with other areas of missile defense exercise.
speech the U.S. military to prove safety in China and Korea
Japan “red flag” reported in previous years, the Japan-US joint military exercises are China, Korea and as a de facto enemy of Russia. This year’s exercise is a clear view of the current situation in the Korean peninsula and Japan and Diaoyu Islands dispute, the result of the exercise is bound to continue to increase military tension in East Asia.
Another analysis pointed out that the main content of speech on the U.S. military exercises in Okinawa waters east of the island’s defense, though not said in the Diaoyu Islands, after the collision for a particular exercise, but denied its The main purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate a strong Japan-US military alliance, and thus to contain China.
In addition, for the current situation on the peninsula, the U.S. military will play in the Self-Defense Force base and the surrounding sea and air regions to North Korean missile attacks as the hypothetical target of anti-missile exercise.
United States, Japan foreign ministers to discuss the next phase of the response
Some analysts pointed out, in fact, a clear mind on South Korea, the drawing of the North Korean military exercises may be regarded as “acting” can not solve any substantive issues, the next phase of diplomacy only as a prelude. The current tense situation on the peninsula, perilous, but no one really intends to use force, the ultimate solution is to rely on “talk” rather than “fighting.”
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs on December 1, Crowley’s regular news conference, said: “Hillary will be 7 in Washington and met with South Korean Foreign Minister Jinxing Huan Japanese Foreign Minister Maehara, the three foreign ministers talks. “US-Korea-Japan talks will discuss the close cooperation between the three countries, but also focus on the performance of the United States to stabilize the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula and the will. For “Will China participate in the talks,” the question, Crowley said, have not heard the news of the meeting to invite China. He also said the United States and South Korea and Japan will be two core partners through extensive talks to discuss several issues within the region.
newspaper Tokyo December 2, power