President of the United States Military Academy, said China already has a very strong regional naval
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U.S. Naval War College has 100 years of history, the U.S. Navy to develop a large number of generals. The Institute for war against an imaginary enemy deduction reputation, but also suffered some of the people questioned, that “the ship is not no good practical exercises to develop naval officer.” Chinese navy is not the enemy of the Naval War College? Here the U.S. Navy trained generals how to study the future of China? 52 Dean of the hospital, Major General James Fred Davis recently received the “Global Times” reporter that the Chinese navy is a very strong regional navy, college students now is to learn how to “challenge assumptions” .
Global Times: Do you often and the Navy War College students talk about China?
Davis Fred: is certainly talks. U.S. Navy officer involved in the definition is to the world. U.S. Navy responsible for global responsibility and global deployment, half of which troops are deployed outside the United States year round. We are concerned about the Middle East, is also concerned about East Asia.
Global Times: Speaking of China, you are to China as a potential rival, or some other role?
Davis Fred: We are in fact not discussed in this manner. We are talking about the Chinese Navy is doing, we observe their change and development, current affairs by reading newspapers and magazines related to information, and then discuss the current happening. Our naval officers are trained to do specific things to solve their problems. We are not only concerned about the here and now things are also concerned about the future. We all know, can not use temporary budget to build our Navy. Navy construction takes a long time, so the special needs of expected future might happen, considering all the circumstances.
Global Times: Do you think today’s students to receive training here and will become the U.S. Navy in general, will face a completely different from the Chinese navy do now? Are they ready for this?
Davis Fred: This is all related to people’s ideas about. Machine will not fight, people will fight, because people continue to think with the mind. Naval War College is to prepare students how to think, learn critical thinking skills, tell them: “asking good questions, challenging assumptions.” They are 10 or 15 years will certainly have to face new challenges, but I hope they are Start here have a better understanding of the challenges.
Global Times: Some U.S. media, China’s development in the hot blue water navy, What’s your view?
Davis Fred: In my opinion, China has very strong regional navy. I read the news like everyone else, reading materials, observe the dynamics of the Chinese navy. Now I look at the French scholar Francois writing for a book, the book about the history of Chinese people’s way of thinking, I find it very interesting, talking about all the things I do not know before. Naval War College is the way to the officers to provide some free time to think.
Global Times: can explain this very well-known institutions of war deduction training content? It is said that since its establishment, in addition to the Japanese in World War II, “kamikaze” tactics, the other war scenes are imagined to this college. Is this true?
Davis Fred: as early as before World War II, we did a lot of tactical and operational deduction. In times of war, we have for Japan, Germany, the operational plan, we even have war plans for the UK. The next war may be to many different directions. Based on the future trend of the judge, we decide what kind of force structure, should be what kind of weapons procurement, which ships, how to use them. I heard the five-star U.S. Navy Admiral Nimitz to the 1960s recordings of speech here, he said he studied here in 1923, they knew the Air Force will next play a central role in the war, but did not know how this role will be reflected.
Global Times: you have seen China as the imaginary enemy deduction?
Davis Fred: Our “joint military operations” program to include such content. Frankly, there here to learn foreign officers, war deduce the key is how the participants how to command and control, how to mobilize the military, and how cooperation with the coalition.
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