Sensitive period for re-entry Russian Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam want to counter U.S. plans
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Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam Fengyun set in beautiful southeast coast of the Pearl, has recently attracted widespread international attention. According to Russian media recently reported that an unnamed Russian official said the Navy Command, the Navy decided to return to Russia after an absence of eight years of Cam Ranh Bay military base. The reason to return to Cam Ranh Bay, Russian Navy gives two reasons, first, “support is often in the Pacific and Indian Ocean on the Russian warships to combat piracy,” the second is “Russia paid the rental fee than the Cam Ranh Bay naval dispatch supplies ship along with warships in the Pacific and Indian Ocean activities are more expensive. ”
In fact, for the Russian Far East from the south Indian Ocean for maritime missions for the Russian Pacific Fleet, with Cam Ranh Bay to the south of this system can be the Straits of Malacca, the East Channel and the North control of the bus stop across the Taiwan Strait must good naval port, it does have a military and economic aspects of strategic value. In particular, once able to Cam Ranh Bay into a marine base, the Russian Pacific Fleet will be able to get the rest and supply of high efficiency, to enhance the rampant banditry in the combat effectiveness of the South China Sea, no doubt a lot of good.
but to say that the Russian Navy to return to Cam Ranh Bay, only to better police the sea as well, to accomplish the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the sea, I am afraid a bit overestimating Russia’s selfless dedication .
we all know, Cam Ranh Bay is the hub of the South China Sea in the throat, so that the French, Japanese, Americans and Russians, who were here turns in power, indeed any attempt to seek hegemony in the South China Sea region countries , we must control the strategic points. The oceans have always carries the dream of the Russian Empire, once you can get Cam Ranh Bay of Vladivostok and the Russian Far East, echoed, as the Russian Navy in the Pacific and Indian Ocean on the two forward bases, thus enhancing the Russian Navy in the Pacific and Indian Ocean control over strategic roads are conducive to “Russia to revive Ocean Treasures.”
the past, because Russia can not afford the Viet Nam annual rent of $ 300 million, was compelled to Vietnam in early 2002 and the end of the 25-year lease, sorry to leave Cam Ranh Bay. Now, with Russia’s growing national strength to restore the Russian Navy is actively overseas “recover lost ground”, began to gradually shrink the military strategy of the implementation of strategic changes to the military expansion. In addition to return to Cam Ranh Bay, Russia is on the island of Socotra in Yemen naval base and port of Benghazi in Libya to establish a permanent base, and actively consult with the relevant countries. Today, despite the Russian Navy can “Yijiejinlan” is unknown, Russia’s ability to rebuild the former glory of Cam Ranh Bay is also much skepticism from the outside, but it is certain that the move has been unmistakably tell the world, Russia’s new a strategy of military expansion under way.
and Russia in the unusual situation in the South China Sea delicate and sensitive moment, openly return to Cam Ranh Bay, apparently also to return to Southeast Asia to counter U.S. strategic considerations. On the one hand, since the U.S. declared “to return to Southeast Asia”, the U.S. does not want to hire Cam Ranh Bay, when rumors flash, which makes Russia much anxiety, because once the United States stationed troops in Cam Ranh Bay, “on the islands and reefs have any control over the South China Sea “, then the prospects for Russia to Southeast Asia will become very bleak. On the other hand, since the American intervention in natural resource-rich South China Sea since the original is just between China and neighboring countries, bilateral issues, the game became a multi-stakeholder involvement in multilateral issues, Russia naturally do not want to stand, sit and watch the U.S. influence in the South China Sea enhancement. (Tao Zhonghua) (Science and Technology Daily)