Jin Yinan: U.S. absolute military superiority is the biggest obstacle to a nuclear-free world
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中广网 Beijing March 3 news (reporter Li Yan) Belgian Prime Minister Lai Temu said recently, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Norway, the five NATO’s European member states will joint proposal to introduce the concept of non-nuclear NATO’s new strategy discussion, it was revealed that five countries in the coming weeks, the recommendations call for removal in the territory of another NATO member country of nuclear weapons. But the United States and European allies, the U.S. nuclear weapons deployed in Europe to protect European security, why are these European countries requires the withdrawal of U.S. nuclear weapons go? On this topic, Zhongguang Wang reporter interviewed Li Yan Jin Yinan, director of the National Defense University Institute for Strategic Studies, Major General, for your detailed analysis.
Jin Yinan: five European countries took the lead by the Belgian Prime Minister issued a statement about why the selection at this time? This is the use of Obama’s reach in Europe, the “nuclear-free world” speech. On the surface, the U.S. advocated a nuclear-free world, then the withdrawal of U.S. nuclear weapons from Europe, is the logical thing.
five European countries demand, if realized, would be a very long road. Even if the United States agreed to accept the request of five European countries, the final withdrawal of a long process, not to mention the United States turned a deaf ear to the European requirements, there is no indication. From watching this phenomenon, the recent European countries may also feel the possibility of not achieving much. But in order to win votes for the public, to the U.S. pressure for political considerations. Really require the entire U.S. nuclear weapons withdrawn from Europe, estimated that even European countries are aware of this goal within the foreseeable future.
during the Cold War, the current public media perspective: Italy, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands these four countries, the United States deployed nuclear weapons. And then the deployment of nuclear weapons, the main goal is to align the Soviet Union. Soviet Union 20 years later, the withdrawal of U.S. nuclear weapons has not yet come, so the five countries – Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Norway jointly proposed, but seemingly unrelated, such as Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium really has nuclear weapons it? Now know that Germany, Italy, Netherlands, etc. have. This statement of the five countries, gives rise to a doubt, it seems that Norway seems to have the United States deployed nuclear weapons. Otherwise, why Norway to join such a statement it? No matter what kind of five European countries for consideration, even if political considerations, or to win votes, for public consideration, this is a progress requirement, in line with the times. Asked the U.S. to withdraw nuclear weapons, regardless of the final can not be achieved, at least, the emergence of international public opinion on this is to promote a nuclear-free world.
Moderator: The goal of a nuclear-free world is proposed by the Americans, do you think the biggest obstacle towards a nuclear-free world, what is it?
Jin Yinan: to the nuclear-free world into the greatest resistance from the United States, the United States a unilateral one-sided pursuit of absolute military superiority, is the largest resistance. Why not mention the United States before? Before President Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush did not mention Obama, before he can explain further it? Or his more democratic means? Or more concerned about world peace?
can only say that this is the result of the development of American power. U.S. combat forces to today, owned by the information technology equipment, information warfare units, and complete information of the training already has an absolute advantage. Americans proposed an idea: replace nuclear superiority information superiority. Only form of nuclear deterrent, but can not be used, if the use of nuclear weapons, is unpopular. Although the United States is the world’s first to use nuclear weapons, but in the end of World War II to use, if used today, will be unpopular. But the information is frequently used weapons in today. So the huge U.S. military superiority is information superiority. In these circumstances, nuclear superiority can not be used as an advantage, the value is not great, and it takes a lot of money countries. If the U.S. vision: destroy all the nuclear weapons around the world, countries are not nuclear weapons, nuclear-free world, the U.S. position will shake it? The answer is: not only increase but will not be shaken. Information technology because the U.S. now is a huge deterrent.
but huge problems facing the United States today: nuclear proliferation. Korea, India, Pakistan test nuclear weapons, the United States suspect Iran will have nuclear weapons, the next step, as this nuclear proliferation is a threat to the United States absolutely. The United States is worried about the next step, the terrorists have nuclear weapons. If the United States to be a good idea, all the world’s countries do not have nuclear weapons, the United States will be more secure than in the past. Because all the world countries are not able to review the United States reported the formation of nuclear deterrence, the U.S. information superiority is very obvious.
Russia is a very typical example of information superiority in terms of arms development and far behind the United States, but Russia’s national security is the most critical nuclear deterrent. And Russia to the United States to study, do not rule out the use of nuclear weapons outside of some of the forces of pre-emptive strikes. Russia is not very large investment in nuclear weapons, nuclear deterrence so that we can effectively safeguard Russia’s 17 million square kilometers of land. Once free of nuclear weapons, Russia’s armed forces more than a million, how to maintain Russia’s national security, how not to split up Russia? Russia felt not sure. Russia does not use a high-tech nuclear weapons, can effectively protect national security. Otherwise, if there is no core advantage, countries such as Russia all the advantages of focusing on information technology, then, the U.S. advantage will be enormous.
so in this sense, they wanted to show the world peace, the biggest obstacle is the United States in the pursuit of an advanced, absolute military superiority. Whether this advantage is nuclear superiority, information superiority, or it is an absolute military superiority.