U.S. military exercise in Guam alluding to reinforce the South China Sea island chain containing the second China (Mainland)
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South Korea military exercises since the end of July caused the contest after the Sino-US , be warned away from the waters surrounding the U.S. China, “George Washington” aircraft seems to fade out of sight. In mid-August in the Sea of ??Japan at the U.S. and South Korea “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” exercise, scheduled to participate in the “Washington” does not show up. However, last week, aboard the mysterious “sea fortress” suddenly appeared in the U.S. possessions in the Western Pacific – Guam, to participate in a 10-day “Valiant Shield 2010″ exercises.
from the time point of view, this year’s exercise a little bit sudden, because since 2006 and met twice in 2007, after the exercise, a full stop on this painting. Some analysts believe that the U.S. military suddenly restart the exercise, the purpose is in line with U.S. strategic adjustment in the Western Pacific, Guam and further strengthen the “central battle” role to deter and curb the growing Chinese military. Taiwan media said the analysis, the exercise of a point to taste the South China Sea.
again after a lapse of three years, “Yaowu”
“Valiant Shield 2010″ exercise, continued from September 12 to 21 days. Although held again after a lapse of three years, but the U.S. military and not make a big quiet. September 8, the Associated Press released a news brief about to begin the exercise. Subsequently, the exercise contents kept secret. However, from the previously disclosed United States military forces participating, this year’s exercise momentum is not small.
According to U.S. media reports, the “Valiant Shield 2010″ exercise brings together all U.S. bases in the Asia Pacific 14,000 troops, 18 ships and hundreds of fighters.
sea power, the “Washington” U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group is the core of the Permanent Mission of the Western Pacific combat forces, including the 5th Carrier Air Wing 15 Destroyer Squadron, “Pace test” number and “Ciro” cruiser. U.S. military’s most advanced Virginia-class “Hawaii No.” nuclear attack submarines, the Los Angeles-class “Tucson No.” nuclear attack submarines, and the “Essex” amphibious assault ship, “Mike Campbell,” No. “Aegis” destroyers and other advanced ships also came to help out. Participating fighters, bombers, tankers over 150, including 16 F-22 “Raptor” fighter.
Keluo Yi Seventh Fleet aircraft carrier battle group commander, Major General of the U.S. media that the exercise aims to strengthen the U.S. military joint operations between the various branches of the military capabilities and enhance their operational areas in all on land, sea and air and space reconnaissance objectives, positioning, tracking and attack capability. “B-52 bomber, aircraft carrier battle group which does not often practice together, the combat platform, through the exercise of the machine to bring together exercise Cooperative Engagement Capability, is a good chance this will help more U.S. troops of all arms respond quickly to emergencies and the Pacific state of emergency. “Ke Luoyi Major General said.
Taiwan media pointed out that “Valiant Shield” exercise was originally a U.S. military response to the hypothetical crisis in the Taiwan Strait and design. 2006 and 2007 are very high-profile exercise, participating forces are up to 2.2 million, and U.S. forces deployed three aircraft carrier strike group of combat forces. 2006 exercise, the U.S. military also invited a number of countries, including China, to observe the officers. This year’s exercise, significantly shrinking the size, perhaps the United States intends to avoid intensification of China-US relations and to whom. But the exercise itself conveys the signal remains unchanged, after the U.S. announced the return to the Asia-Pacific, China’s military power once again “Yaowu.”
show determination to interfere in the South China Sea?
“‘Valiant Shield” exercise election held in the waters of Guam, Guam, the U.S. highlights the strategic plan in the Western Pacific pivot role. “Chinese Research Academy of Military Science researcher Zhao Xiaozhuo the world’s military told “World News” correspondent. Zhao Xiaozhuo pointed out that the special geographical location in Guam, the U.S. military has always regarded as an ideal forward base and force delivery center. In recent years, the U.S. military continue to expand, upgrade military bases in Guam, trying to build for the United States in the Western Pacific region’s rapid response and remote delivery center, to the Asian countries, especially China formed a strategic deterrent.
present, Guam has become a strategic bombers, attack submarines and other advanced combat platforms headquarters. U.S. troops have been deployed in Guam 63 AGM-86C air-launched cruise missiles, and built a U.S. Air Force’s second-largest aviation fuel depots; Guam, the U.S. military has also set up a Submarine Squadron 15 and deployed three “Los Angeles” class nuclear attack submarines. A more ambitious plan, the U.S. military ready to fight the one in Guam, “unsinkable aircraft carrier”, $ 53.4 million investment to strengthen the construction of Apra military port, the port with the permanent aircraft carrier battle groups and 3-5 nuclear powered attack submarines.
U.S. air forces in Guam is also rising. In 2008, the U.S. F-22 “Raptor” stealth fighter and B-2 “ghost” stealth bombers stationed in Guam has to complete a “historic deployment.” In September, the first time in Guam, Anderson Air Force base in the deployment of a “Global Hawk” unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, and before that in the first half of next year will be re-deployed two unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, so that the detection range covers the entire Asia-Pacific area. In addition, the U.S. military also plans in 2014 to nearly ten thousand Marines moved to Guam from Okinawa, to build for the Western Pacific “second island chain” of military core.
analysts believe that, with naval and air base facilities, continuous improvement, Guam has become the U.S. military in the Western Pacific region of a “combat base.” Future, the U.S. can take advantage of Guam’s geographical advantage and enhance the region’s military capacity to intervene, even to China’s peripheral security to a certain interference and threats. According to public reports, the U.S. air power from Guam, a military strike on the region, starting from the United States faster than 14 hours. U.S. military ships from Guam to perform combat missions along the coast of Asia, starting from Hawaii fast than 5 days.
Some analysts believe that the U.S. role in strengthening strategic pivot Guam, monitoring and intervention with the East China Sea, South China Sea situation intention.
Taiwan’s “China Times” reported that “with the previous two exercises is different,” Valiant Shield 2010 ‘hypothetical exercise from the Taiwan Strait into the South China Sea region. “The paper also pointed out that this There is a special exercise: the U.S. military base deployed a large number of troops participating, in addition to deployment in Yokosuka, Japan “Washington” aircraft carrier battle group, but also including its home port of Sasebo in Japan, “Essex” amphibious assault detachment of 11 marines, and Japan Iwakuni Marine Corps base in the 12th Air Force Brigade and so on.
Chinese Academy of Military Sciences Military Research Department researcher Zhao Xiaozhuo world that Guam from the South China Sea, although not close, but also the U.S. military’s combat radius. “U.S. warplanes can fly through the air refueling South China Sea.”
reinforcement containing China “second island chain”
in the U.S. “island chain China “strategy, Guam also has an important role. U.S. forces were formed in the Pacific three “island chains”: “first island chain” from Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, Japan, Korea, China Taiwan, the Philippines, and associated forces to form the U.S., is the deployment of U.S. west the forefront; the “second island chain” to Guam as the center, by the presence in Australia, New Zealand and other countries formed the base group, is behind the U.S. military relies on-line; “third island chain” depicts the center of Hawaii, both support Asia-Pacific U.S. military’s strategic rear, but also the United States defense outpost.
recent years, the U.S. military for the development of China’s naval forces of great concern, especially for the Chinese navy frequently break the “island chain” of the behavior of concern.
early as 2004, the Japanese media disclosed to China, “Han” class nuclear submarine deep Pacific, and even bypass Guam news week. This gave the Pentagon shocked. August 16, the U.S. Department of Defense submitted to Parliament, “the development of China’s annual security report” once again the scope of activities of the Chinese navy, “has expanded to Japan, the Philippines and Guam and other areas,” expressed concern. A few days ago, the Washington think tank “Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments,” President Andrew Craig Pineiweiqi also in the United States, “Wall Street Journal,” the author said, China’s “anti-access” capability extends from the Chinese coast to Guam.
U.S. media commented that the U.S. military in Guam waters of the “Sword” behavior, to show the U.S. naval blockade of China in the “second island chain” of the determination. Whether it is out, “Washington” aircraft carrier, or sent the most advanced nuclear attack submarine, is to tell the Chinese, the U.S. Pacific command of the sea can not be challenged.
Chinese experts have said, “Valiant Shield 2010″ focus of the exercise was to test America’s “Air Sea Battle” operational concept. And the concept of a core is the integration of the U.S. Navy and Air Force combat capability, to prevent China’s growing military power by the “anti” means weaken U.S. power in the Western Pacific region.
correspondent observed: why insist on U.S. aircraft carriers into the Yellow Sea
in August this year the U.S. Defense Department released the “China military power report,” the “expansion of the Chinese navy west Pacific,” once again become the United States instigated the “China military threat” of a gimmick. With the rise of the Asian economy as a whole, especially the rapid development of China, the U.S. military’s global strategy began to focus eastward, from the traditional European and the Middle East turning to the Western Pacific. In recent years, the U.S. military constantly summoned the west too, cruise missile submarines, strategic bombers and other heavy weapons have entered the Western Pacific. Meanwhile, the U.S. has never given up their “housekeeping weapon” – the carrier’s deterrent effect.
in the last two months of the “Yellow Sea storm” in the United States once again played the “carrier card” in an attempt to form a psychological deterrent to China, declared the United States in the Western Pacific region to dominate the position. Although the end of July in the US-South Korean joint military exercises, “Washington” would only aircraft carrier in South Korea, East Sea (Sea of ??Japan, said China) revealed the appearance, but the U.S. military still insists that “Washington” have the right to enter the Yellow Sea, and to strive to This create an atmosphere. The abolition of the East China Sea in mid-August in the U.S. and South Korea “Ulchi freedom fighters” exercises, “Washington” aircraft fought in Guam waters declared force, or as the U.S. military will not give up the show. In early September, when people expect the United States Han Huanghai exercise in October will play out any new tricks, the U.S. Defense Department spokesman, said at a news conference 杰夫莫莱尔, “Washington” aircraft will be scheduled to participate in Yellow exercises.
why the U.S. carrier must be to the Yellow Sea? Perhaps the “Washington” Colonel Captain David Rothman’s remarks can give the answer. In the “Valiant Shield 2010″ on the eve of the exercise, Colonel U.S. media said Rothman, “‘Washington’ permanent Asia-Pacific is to convey a message: The United States will most technologically advanced, most powerful aircraft carrier combat deployments in the western Pacific, is In order to ensure stability in the region to ensure that the United States full control of the region. “
Chinese Academy of Military Science researcher Zhao Xiaozhuo the world’s military research on the” News of the World, “told reporters that Americans seem to kind of aircraft carrier fascination with psychology. Since World War II, the United States has been as invincible as the carrier of the “sea fortress.” “Today, even if the situation changes, China and other countries, the increasing power of the sea, the missile hit more accurately, farther, the U.S. aircraft carrier as a strategic deterrence will remain the primary tool for the U.S. aircraft carrier four cruises, is a strength of the show, intended to warn Asian countries, 12 sea miles outside of the United States can override any of the waters is the area. “Zhao Xiaozhuo stressed that the U.S. should recognize the trend of world development, as countries improve the level of military modernization, Wei carrier alone The situation will become four earthquake history.
Backgrounder: a lance inserted into the western Pacific Ocean
Guam is located in the center of the western Pacific, western Pacific, the Mariana Islands is an island in the southernmost . It is long and narrow image of a huge island of dry dead trees along the northeast – southwest direction over the ocean Woyu. Currently, the island’s military bases and facilities in the area of ??the island about 1/3, including Andersen Air Force Base strategy, Apra Naval Base and Naval Air Station Agana three blocks.
subunit in Guam and the U.S. military base north-east, Southeast Asia and other 30 places on base base base base-line network composition, but also various types of U.S. Navy ships, especially aircraft carrier battle groups into the western Pacific Ocean must pass through . The island has an international airport, Pi seven international routes. Combined with close to a number of international maritime transport routes, can be guardian of the United States announced to control the world in 16 channel 4, Guam became a Western in space, sea transport hub.
like Guam, the U.S. military into the Western Pacific a spear. U.S. forces stationed in Guam, to support the West coast operations in Asia, Hawaii and the East can be connected to the United States, is the ideal forward base and force delivery centers; south connection in Southeast Asia, Oceania, north to connect Japan, Korea, easy to support the wings operations. Stationed in Guam, the U.S. naval and air force that can curb the Tsushima Strait to the north, south to the vast waters of the Malacca Strait, but also to Japan, the Philippines, Australia and all countries in the Asian continent for strategic deterrence. (Yang Huan Source: International Online – “News of the World”)