Exercise won the main island of Japan and the U.S. Department of the U.S. Marine Corps locations at or near China
United States Army “Washington” aircraft carrier, “Aegis” destroyers, F-22 “Raptor” fighter and has just deployed in Guam, “Global Hawk” unmanned aerial vehicles will also participate in this exercise, won the island. Data Figure: U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carrier “George Washington” special military observers Zhao Chuanheng
Japan Self-Defense Force will work with U.S. forces in Japan in late November or early December, held joint military exercises, away from the home islands of Japan simulation (referred to as “islands”) are “enemy” after the occupation, how the United States and Japan work together to take back. With various Japanese media hype, the U.S. Pentagon, the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Japan neither publish news, the U.S. mainstream media has not reported.
training course focuses on “seizing the Islands”
According to Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” reported on October 3, the exercise envisaged, “the Japanese-owned islands in the subjected to force against “the case, how the Japan-US joint exercises to take action. Exercise envisaged “enemy” special forces landed on an island away from mainland Japan, and occupied the island. Western side of Japan Ground Self-Defense in the United States Marine Corps infantry regiment with the help of the night amphibious landing, and with the “enemy” exchange of fire, and ultimately regain control of the island.
“Japan Times” 4 said the exercise was held in two parts: the sea in the southwestern part of the waters near the islands at the southwest islands of Kyushu, Japan refers to the south of the island east of Taiwan Island, including Ryukyu Islands, Daito Islands, Ishigaki Island, and the sovereignty dispute and China’s Diaoyu Islands; onshore part of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense in the exercise field is located at Oita in Kyushu.
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense, according to a senior official said, the U.S. Marine Corps combat capability than the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, Japan will learn through this exercise the U.S. Marine Corps landing capability, with the conduct of the exercise, training courses will continue to expand.
U.S. Marines to “seize the island,” the main
Japanese media stressed that the exercise had been planned last year, not for the near future in response on the issue of the Diaoyu Islands. From the Japanese media reports, the exercise than in the past three major changes:
① U.S. Marines to help defend Japan as “islands” in the main. From the United States and Japan had to be held between the “islands” defense “mountain cherry” exercise point of view, mainly the U.S. Army participating units. In January 2006, 125 Japanese SDF U.S. Marine Corps training base in San Diego, California participating. Contents of the exercises on the outlying islands from the previous joint defense to seize the island, the U.S. Marines for the first time in the U.S. and Japan as the main “island offensive and defensive operations.” U.S. Marine Corps is the carry out landing operations, from sea to land combat support missions such as the main amphibious forces, combat experience at sea than the U.S. Army to be rich. The upcoming US-Japan joint exercises won the island, the protagonist is the U.S. Marines stationed in Okinawa, the third Expeditionary Force, the Department of War in the Pacific has won the island is extremely rich in combat experience.
② military exercise content increased significantly. Judging from the historical exercise, “mountain cherry” exercise command post exercise, generally, rely mainly on computer simulation and modeling technologies, there is no military exercise. But this exercise increased the amphibious landing at night for the content of military exercise, making exercise a substantial degree of realism to enhance, the exercise of force is greater, more targeted. In addition, participating in the strike weapons and more advanced. In addition to the “Washington” aircraft carrier, the “Aegis” destroyers, F-22 “Raptor” fighter and has just deployed in Guam, “Global Hawk” unmanned aerial vehicles will also be participating.
③ drill locations closer to China. From the United States and Japan had held such a “seize the island,” the exercises, view, or in the waters near the United States, California, or at Iwo Jima and held Okinotori, very far away from China. But the exercise selected area is called the waters near the southwest islands, came close to China.