U.S. Chief of Naval Operations said it would join forces in Japan to balance China’s rise (Figure)
to deploy the U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan,” George Washington “nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
News LONDON, October 23: U.S. 22, Pittsburgh Tribune reported that the U.S. Navy chief of operations cover Ruiluo Hyde (Gary Roughead) 21 ended the tour of Carnegie Mellon University, they accept the site reporters. Rawhide, said the next few years will focus on the U.S. Navy may be the Middle East, Indian Ocean and Western Pacific.
this, Rawhide explained: “In the future, these areas will promote the development of global affairs, and we also need to focus on these areas, the Navy now, we have entered the above areas, and will always remain in the There. “
Rawhide further pointed out that this way, the West Pacific Ocean may become more crowded. During his visit in April this year, Rawhide’s Liberation Army Navy, attended the celebration of the 60th anniversary celebration. During the exhibition of Chinese technology and military power has left a deep impression. Rawhide, said: “In my opinion, the Chinese side want to convey meaning – ‘we are a regional navy. We are a regional navy capable of’.” He believes that China will expand its surface warships and submarine forces, and eventually build an aircraft carrier fleet. In this regard, the University of Pennsylvania Law School East Asian Studies Center Dai Jie (Jacques Delisle) professor explained: “The Chinese do not want to rely on the U.S. Navy to maintain a smooth flight paths of these waters.”
reported that, in fact, between the PLA Navy and the U.S. Navy there have been some conflicts. In 2006, the Chinese Navy diesel-electric submarines of a looming U.S. “Kitty Hawk” aircraft carrier battle group. This summer, a Chinese submarine and the U.S. “John McCain” the destroyer of towing sonar collision. Allegedly, when the two incidents occurred, the Chinese submarines are being tracked by U.S. ships. In this regard, Dai Jie said: “Both events are seen as accidental, which means that both officers are not given the results may lead to conflicting judgments.”
Dai Jie that These things are “interesting.” He said: “The U.S. arsenal collections are particularly interesting in my opinion, the most important thing is how they intend to use these weapons, as well as sea state what their intentions?”
quoted Rawhide general as saying that in order to balance China’s growing in the Western Pacific influence, the U.S. needs to rely on its allies in the region such as Japan – September 25, the United States to “George Washington “nuclear-powered aircraft carrier deployed to Yokosuka in Japan, the U.S. Navy base.
is worth noting that the US-Japan relations already there are signs of friction that may occur. Currently, the Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, under the leadership of the Government of Japan is scheduled to reconsider the U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa by the Okinawa City moved to coastal planning.
reported that the next few years, Rawhide will spread the conflict closer to the United States of speech. However, in practice, in September this year Rawhide support the list of women into the submarine crew’s move has led to discontent within the Navy. And this Rawhide argue that the Navy must reflect the demographic composition of the status quo because as their loyalty to the country.
Moreover, although Rawhide touted naval vessels a long life – he has said the U.S. military fleet of “Enterprise” aircraft carrier as early as during the Cuban missile crisis has been deployed for the first time, but other Navy experts warned that such a long period of use is clearly only suitable for aircraft. In this regard, a retired U.S. Navy Captain, the original “Essex” g amphibious assault ship commander, now U.S. Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) veteran Leo (Jan M. van Tol) added: “Although we tend to service ships scheduled for 30-35 years, but in fact in addition to the aircraft carrier, other ships are rarely really do this. “
Leo also said the U.S. Navy 2007 had proposed a 30-year procurement plan – promised to spend nearly $ 15 billion annually purchase ships, so that the total number of U.S. ships in the fleet to 313 by 2013. In this regard, Thor believes that defense spending in the current era of extremely severe situation, the U.S. Navy will experience a budget of “stagnation” (flat lining), which is probably about $ 13 billion per year – too little and insufficient funds significant changes in fleet size.
In addition, Rawhide also said, geophysics will also lead to minor problems. He said that the gradual melting of the Arctic ice cap near the North Pole means that there will be more open waters, thus becoming a potential point of conflict – countries who have been competing with each other ice-covered ocean access and natural resources. In this regard, Rawhide emotion: “I often say that geography will not change, but now has a little bit north of the Earth changing.” (Compiled: Spring)