U.S. officials encouraged the South China Sea Southeast Asian countries, said a strategic military buildup
8 10 May, the U.S. military, “McCain” destroyer’s visit to Vietnam . Last month, the U.S. battleship group held a series of military exercises in the East Asian region. U.S. officials even encouraged military buildup in Southeast Asia countries.
U.S. Pacific Command commander, Robert – Willard
18 days in the U.S. in East Asia for several successive rounds of military exercises, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Robert Villa German public that the U.S. military buildup to support acts of Southeast Asian countries, he said the move was to “prevent conflict and ensure peace.”
U.S. presence will continue to strengthen the Asia-Pacific
Willard in the 18th meeting between the leaders of the Philippine military after Richard made the above statement more than David of. Willard said he discussed with the Philippine military leaders of the South China Sea, “confident attitude,” and in the region caused “concern.” Willard said the United States in the South China Sea “controversy” will not support any party, but the United States opposed “any single country at the expense of other countries at the expense of, the use of force or any form of coercion” to claim sovereignty over the South China Sea.
Willard also said the U.S. will work to ensure that the Asia-Pacific security and protection of important routes. He said the U.S. military has been stationed in the region for 150 years, and will continue to maintain a force presence in the region.
the last month, a large U.S. military action in East Asia frequently. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Washington” as the core of the U.S. advanced fighting force, took part in the Sea of ??Japan (South Korea), South (US-Vietnam) military exercises, and will also participate in the Yellow Sea at the US-ROK joint military speech.
Southeast Asian countries to step up military expansion
“Our aim is to maintain security,” Willard claims. He said a number of important sea routes will go through (the South China Sea) This “very strategic, very important region”, while the majority of global trade through these routes to achieve, therefore, the U.S. Navy with “regional partner” to ensure that the safety of international waters, including maritime security and air safety.
reported that the recent Southeast Asian countries are stepping up expansion of military strength. In this regard, Richard Willard, and the Philippines will be more than David said that this move is the Southeast Asian countries to take in order to protect their own interests, “understandable” and will help ensure peace.
Willard said: “This is to prevent conflict, to prevent any situation that evolved into regional war.” He also publicly encouraged countries in the region of adequate military construction. “Governments in the region in the army and security agencies into the building fully to protect the safety of their own territorial waters, it is very important.”
Philippines said its warships “too old”
and Richard David was more than the Philippines military, “poor-mouth,” he said, only the old Philippine military aircraft and warships, so now the Philippine army’s military capabilities in the disputed waters, “almost negligible. ” (Ma Jing)
hold more high-level military meeting between the United States for the first time
Vietnam since the end of the first meeting between Deputy Defense Secretary, China as an important issue
17 days, Vietnam and the U.S. Department of Defense officials meet in Hanoi, Vietnam since the end of the two countries held Since the first high-level defense dialogue. This is the second U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visit to Vietnam, and the history of the two countries held joint naval exercises for the first time since the United States and Vietnam to strengthen the military relationship is another important step. The meeting, China has become one of important issues.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense and Vietnam’s Deputy Defense Minister Sher Nguyên Chi Wing participated in a meeting that day. Shell said after the meeting, the normalization of Vietnam-US relations 15 years, the two sides held the first deputy defense ministerial defense dialogue, which stands for “defense relations between the two countries has taken a historic step.”
Rochelle, said he spoke to Vietnam’s views on China’s military modernization. U.S. Department of Defense has just issued a report claiming that China is to increase nuclear weapons, long-range missiles, submarines, aircraft carriers, and network warfare technology investment. The report also claims that China may increase patrols in the South China Sea fields.
U.S. officials for rendering of China’s military, Nguyên Chi Yong said that Vietnam supports China’s development, “the Vietnamese believe and hope that China’s rise will not violate the sovereignty and interests of other countries, and contribute to regional security.”
In response to media questions, Nguyên Chi Yong also said that Vietnam-US high-level dialogue on defense did not spend a lot of time discussing the South China Sea issue, and focus on the Vietnam-US bilateral defense cooperation. He said the more that both the United States, the South China Sea issue and other security issues need to be constructive, goodwill and peaceful means under international law to resolve, but should avoid the imposition of subjective intention.
Under the outcome of the talks, the more the United States decided to solve the problems left over from the Vietnam War further cooperation, such as dealing with unexploded bombs and chemical weapons, the search for missing Americans, and so on. The two countries will exchange cadets learn the language. Communication on land and sea rescue, search and rescue experience. (Ma Jing)
Indonesia spent a lot of self-made destroyer
to strengthen the country’s naval forces, will be the largest warships in Indonesia
Xinhua News Agency, Jakarta, August 18 (Reporter Li Xiaoyu) – According to Indonesia’s “Sin Chew Daily” reported on the 18th, Indonesia’s Defense Minister 普尔诺莫尤 Yusgiantoro said recently that the Government of Indonesia will spend $ 220 million next year, the construction of a self-guided missile destroyer, in order to strengthen the country’s naval forces.
he said aboard the guided missile destroyer 105 meters long, a displacement of 2,400 tons, with a to-air missiles, torpedoes, and advanced electronic devices, is Indonesia’s largest fighting ships, each country in ASEAN Only Singapore has the same level of warships.
Purnomo said that Indonesia aboard the ships will be responsible for its shipbuilder construction, a Dutch company will provide technology and equipment in Indonesia. He said the new ships will be completed in four years.
ASEAN become U.S. “pawn”?
U.S. “Christian Science Monitor,” recently published an article, rendering U.S. to step up “fight” the South China Sea tension. But scholars of Thailand warned that ASEAN could become U.S. “pawn.”
the article said, the U.S. Navy in less than a month three times in the waters around China held military exercises, which elicited sharp criticism from Beijing, and caused tensions in the area will continue at sea concerns.
article said, China will import this region as an important energy transport routes, is also important to the Pacific and Indian Ocean naval routes, while the U.S. Navy as the world’s largest country maintained its sea route for the flow of requirements and the U.S. role in the Pacific powers.
while in Vietnam last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s position on the South China Sea is also compatible with other U.S. initiatives, is to “remind” Chinese, and that the intention of the United States – continue to maintain its Pacific great power status.
article quoted Professor University of the Philippines De La Saier De Castro, then commented that China is rising naval power caused the countries’ continuing concern about Chinese intentions. ” Thailand carvedilol scholars said that the United States are using this concern of ASEAN countries, ASEAN will become America’s “pawn.”
● (Southeast Asia) regional governments in the army and security agencies to fully participate in the building to protect the safety of their own territorial waters, it is very important.
● U.S. will work to ensure safety and protection of important Asia-Pacific route … … the U.S. military has been stationed in the region for 150 years, and will continue to maintain a force presence in the region.
– InterVideo U.S. Pacific Command, Robert Ladd