Laudatory China fears nuclear deterrent Aegis destroyers by the U.S. military constraints
article United States Navy Aegis warships will restrict the ability of China’s strategic anti-missile missile deterrent.
LONDON May 31 news: U.S. Naval War College has recently introduced the ancient Japanese military experts said the former Jun wells article, China has been a number of coaxial “island chain” surrounded, if stationed in Yokosuka, “Aegis” destroyers, So China’s nuclear deterrent will be weakened. Moreover, these island chains can be used to intercept Korean Peninsula, China, India and even Iran and other places scattered launched, ballistic missiles across the Pacific. Of particular note is located in Yokosuka, Pearl Harbor and San Diego’s “Aegis” ships may be at the missile launch, the middle and final stages of the missiles were shot down.
“China’s most concerned about the U.S. military base in Yokosuka, Japan”
The article said that recently, some Chinese strategic analysts completely from a geopolitical point of view, the evaluation U.S. military posture in the Asia Pacific region. Through the use of the early Cold War U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, the “Pacific defense perimeter” logical theory, these analysts found that China has been a number of coaxial “island chain” surrounded. They said the United States and its allies to encircle China, or blocking a powerful expeditionary force in China and the location of the link between the island stronghold. Moreover, analysts hold this view, the model for many of these island chain concept.
article points out, “contemporary Navy” magazine article entitled “U.S. overseas bases, a major adjustment,” the article, they put U.S. bases in Asia architecture described as “three-wire configuration.” The first line in a wide arc from Japan, South Korea extended to the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, to form a “forward base with.” The United States in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, the widespread presence of base to form a series of seamless, and this coincides with a wide range of Chinese strategy. The second cable Guam and Australia. The third line extending north from the start of Hawaii, the Midway Islands to the Aleutian Islands, and finally to Alaska.
is worth noting that, although the island chain and the United States is really little thought or planning similar, but the Chinese but then the U.S. forces in Asia, the geographic structure into a great deal of attention. Moreover, these Chinese analysts also recognize that these chain of islands scattered along a group can also support each other’s bases, ports and access points. Base located in the western Pacific network, which is located in the Japanese archipelago – the first island chain north – the base is particularly important for China. People’s Liberation Army Navy issued by the Ministry as a political issue between 2001 and 2005, “Contemporary Navy” with 7 serial introduced the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. The first phase devoted to the major Japanese naval base, including Yokosuka, Sasebo, Kure and Maizuru and so on.
article said that in these bases, China is most concerned about the U.S. base in Yokosuka, Japan, Chinese analysts even called the U.S. the base central base in Asia. Moreover, the “Contemporary Navy” magazine also details the Yokosuka naval base, including its precise location, the surrounding terrain, the number of terminals (particularly those used to stop the carrier’s terminal number), maintenance of equipment types and quantities of ammunition and fuel storage capacity and other supply warehouse.
In addition, the Yokosuka base in China will always evoke painful memories. For example, stationed at the base of the “Kitty Hawk” aircraft carrier battle group in 2000, 2004 and 2008, when Taiwan’s presidential election, have left Yokosuka to reach waters near Taiwan. In other words, Yokosuka has been to stimulate the Chinese people’s nerves. In addition, Chinese analysts also acutely aware of the important strategic position Yokosuka: Yokosuka U.S. Navy in the Far East assembly and deployment of the main strategic point, the United States in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean deployment of Marine forces in an ideal fortress. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier deployment in Yokosuka, just like in a knife inserted in the Western Pacific. It can control the East Asian continent east, west, it can enter the Indian Ocean to the southwest side to ensure that Malacca, the Strait of Hormuz and other important channel.
Moreover, the Yokosuka base in control of Soya, Tsugaru and Tsushima Strait, three, and at the Indian Ocean, air and sea transport routes. As the “island chain” in a key ring, the base for the Korean Peninsula and the western Pacific ground operations to support naval operations. In addition, the base can also monitor and control the vast waters of the Indian Ocean in support of the United States in the Middle East and Persian Gulf operations. Therefore, the Yokosuka base’s strategic location is very important. In addition, Chinese analysts also believe that Yokosuka is a central hub, which closely linked the Pacific and Indian Ocean, constitute a comprehensive action to carry out battlefield.
“China fears that the nuclear deterrent force by U.S. troops in Japan Aegis ship weaken”
Interestingly, some Chinese commentators as Yokosuka US-Japan missile defense cooperation front. They worry Yokosuka in the “Aegis” destroyers, will reduce China’s nuclear deterrent. Indeed, analysts see the three island chain in the vicinity of an overall decline in sea-based ballistic missile defense capability. Ren Paterson said, Yokosuka is the first line of ballistic missile defense, and Pearl Harbor and San Diego ports provide another layer of protection. Yokosuka is the image described as “frontier”, sea-based ballistic missile defense system in essential striker. Moreover, these island chains can be used to intercept Korean Peninsula, China, India and even Iran and other places scattered launched, ballistic missiles across the Pacific. Of particular note is located in Yokosuka, Pearl Harbor and San Diego’s “Aegis” ships in the missile launch, respectively, were shot down the middle and final stages of the missile.
article pointed out that special attention to Chinese observers deployed along the first island chain “Aegis” ships. Some people believe that the activities in the Yellow Sea, East China Sea and South China Sea, “Aegis” ships may be monitoring any long-range Chinese ballistic missile launches inland, may be able to intercept the missile launch phase. Beijing Long March Space Science and Technology Information Institute staff Daiyan Li warned, “Obviously, if the ‘Aegis’ system successfully deployed around China, then China’s ballistic missiles could be destroyed in the firing point.” “If the sea-based ballistic missile defense system begins deployment in Japan or Taiwan region of China’s strategic forces and the effectiveness of ballistic missile capabilities will be greatly weakened, a serious threat to national security.” The problem is, the authors conclude that China will risk the strategic forces deployed in the closer to the shore. They predict that in the short term the technical feasibility, it may appear more powerful, “Aegis” fleet.
article said that in the Yokosuka naval deployment and maintenance of facilities maintenance need is another common topic of Chinese public opinion. Chinese analysts generally believed that Yokosuka is the only west of Hawaii has a large naval maintenance base for the necessary equipment. Some experts concluded that as long as there is no available large-scale maintenance station, Yokosuka is still irreplaceable. Comment frequently on maritime affairs professor at National Defense University of China Li Daguang, Guam as an alternative base for the possibility of doubt. He believes the island’s infrastructure and economy of scale are not enough, can not afford these ships.
Chinese analysts have carefully studied Japan’s second largest naval base – Sasebo. Many commentators call attention to its key routes and close to close to China’s strategic position. Military experts in all that, the base is from our recent large-scale naval base. It is located in the Yellow Sea, East China Sea and the Sea of ??Japan Interchange, guarding the Korea Strait to the south. It controls the Yellow Sea, East China Sea and the link between the Sea of ??Japan has very great significance.
Obviously, the Chinese strategists recognize the U.S. naval base in Japan and outside the region in the discharge of responsibilities of regional importance. In fact, some people believe that the U.S. strategic position in Asia depends entirely on the Japanese island of existing military bases. Tian Wu Chinese strategists believe that if there is no base in Japan, the U.S. military will have to return the island of Guam or Hawaii. He admitted: if the U.S. troops were forced to leave Okinawa and Japan, where it will be forced back thousands of kilometers, the establishment of defense in the second island chain. In this way, the U.S. military will not only lose a lot of strategic defense in depth, the East Asian Littoral Combat Command will lose the favorable conditions, while losing the Indian Ocean through the South China Sea and the Middle East operations to support important strategic relay station. (Spring)
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