Taiwan generals Fantasy independent cross-strait conflict with the PLA military landing operations
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Taiwan air force fighter
Although, with the IDF to ease cross-strait relations, the two sides go to war to become distanced the “fantasy”, but there are still people in Taiwan This relish. Taiwan’s “Liberty Times” July 27 guess, if the United States based on the “national interest” to send troops across the Taiwan Straits, will be the manner in which to intervene? A Taiwan general claim that the U.S. will not only put aside Taiwan independence war, and even the name may send ground troops to board the evacuation of the island of Taiwan, and retain the “freedom of action.”
under the guise of “evacuation” soldiers to Taiwan
“Liberty Times” said that the Taiwan military generals were to “deal with the Americans for many years experience “forecast,” the U.S. never intended to joint operations with Taiwan, will only act according to their own interests, but ground forces are likely to board the evacuation in the name of Taiwan’s land. ” In his view, from the 1991 Gulf War to the 1999 Kosovo war, the U.S. military are aware of the NATO allies are not even joint operations with U.S. forces, not to mention the military is far behind Taiwan. U.S. military gap with countries widening the 21st century, several U.S. military troops tend independently.
generals also speculated that the name of Taiwan, the U.S. will be the first action of the Marine Corps stationed in Okinawa, Japan, they will be “escorted American citizens evacuated” as the reason, by helicopter arrived in Taiwan, so that U.S. ground forces’ sense of the word “to stay in Taiwan. As for after the withdrawal of U.S. Marines overseas fate from Washington, “telling their own stories,” as U.S. policy makers to leave “action space.”
U.S. ground combat is not the first choice
U.S. wartime aid station to the island has always been a sensitive topic, but the withdrawal of U.S. ground forces landing even the topic of the war overseas, but rarely touched. An unnamed Taiwanese military analysts in the “Global Times” interview that past experience from the U.S. point of view, that the disadvantaged nationals, the U.S. military sent ground troops landed on Taiwan is indeed possible. He believes that “the U.S. military may invade Grenada in 1983, according to the model to the United States combat troops to protect the local Hispanic students and staff, and arrange them away vehicles and helicopters. As to whether the license or legal action, The U.S. government does not care. ”
but he believes that according to the U.S. to reinforce previously disclosed plans to Taiwan, the U.S. ground forces play a role in the most inconspicuous. In these programs, the U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups normally will be, carrier-based aircraft, tactical air fighters stationed in Okinawa and Guam’s strategic bombers, nuclear submarines to interfere in the Taiwan Strait situation. In other words, the weapons the U.S. military’s “arms length”, and ground troops only “short arms”, the U.S. military have become accustomed to long weapon to determine the winner, ground floor of this short weapons can only be responsible for warning, evacuation base or guard missions. 1991 Gulf War the U.S. military is to use air force long after the bombing, and finally by the ground attack; 1999 Kosovo conflict, NATO air forces to the coalition war more pure; in recent years, the war on terror, the U.S. military frequently with no human hunting terrorists. Therefore, analysts believe that this name, according to the painful lessons of the Vietnam War, the U.S. sent ground forces directly involved in the most unlikely of conflict across the Taiwan Strait, the U.S. ground forces in future conflict over Taiwan, even if landing at the most only when the alert as evacuation mission.
Other analysts believe that the U.S. military revised strategic focus is large-scale evacuation of the “first island chain”, the former U.S. Navy stationed in Okinawa, Japan’s No. 3 team Expeditionary Army brigade of about 8,000 soldiers and 9000 civilian staff have all moved to Guam in 2015, while the U.S. military in Okinawa, China will become the door of the “early warning whistle”, usually only a reconnaissance and surveillance role. This shows that at least does not want U.S. troops on the ground too quickly involved in a conflict over Taiwan. At the same time is based on long-range strike capability to upgrade the PLA, the United States from mainland China gradually to more than 3,000 kilometers away, the transfer of Guam Marine forces, and actively practice the Air Force’s “global war against thinking”, the formation of the F-22 fighter aircraft, B-2 stealth bomber at the core of the global strike force, deployed to Japan, “Washington” aircraft carrier battle group, proving that the United States prefer to use “non-contact operation” to counter China’s “anti-intervention” strategy. Obviously, the new strategic thinking, risk-taking to make ground in Taiwan, not Washington’s first choice.
to wait for the anti-Taiwan air force mistakenly hit
“Liberty Times,” the report said, although Taiwan and the U.S. in 1979, by repealing “Mutual Defense Treaty”, However, the development of the past US-Taiwan secret “music into the plan” and other related content, the U.S. military if the decision to intervene in the Taiwan Strait war, first authorized U.S. Pacific Command, the military exchanges with Taiwan, operational maps, followed by Taiwan with the code-named “Bo Sheng “The convergence of intelligence command and control systems, both using the same operation symbol, so that the orientation of U.S. military forces have complete control of Taiwan, Taiwan’s self-clearing operations by the end airspace and waters, let alone the U.S. military against the PLA. The name of the Taiwan military generals and even suggested that “the U.S. military into the Taiwan Strait during Taiwan’s navy and air force is best not to attack, the U.S. and Taiwan militaries to minimize the probability of mistakenly hit the battlefield.” In particular, Taiwan’s two “Swordfish” class submarines for underwater identification difficult, the best to stay in port. Some analysts believe that in modern war conditions, to obtain the first-line hope of victory must race against time, and if something like this waiting for the U.S. military reserve, “mean the window to win the People’s Liberation Army to provide you?”