Japanese media said the United States to return to the Asia-Pacific is the right decision to deal with China threat
Data Figure: U.S. Navy CVN-70 Carl – Vinson aircraft carrier battle group.
According to the Japanese “diplomats” magazine website December 14 Journal article said the U.S. decision to return to the Asia-Pacific was welcomed by the allies, but today’s most powerful emerging powers – China, what is attitude?
Japanese media said the two countries in the past year a series of high-level dialogue, the dialogue is mainly to ease the changing face of Beijing in the United States to return to the mood of the Pacific. As the United States decided to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. allies in Asia, they want their strategic shift faster. In China to use its power of becoming a strong background, these countries want the United States has long been a more powerful political support, and hope to strengthen the U.S. military presence in the region. U.S. must focus on Southeast Asia, as Beijing is relying on its fast-growing military strength, showing increasingly strong position. China claimed that, for hundreds of miles from its coastline, and abundant reserves of natural resources has sovereignty over the South China Sea; and Vietnam and the Philippines, said that those areas of their exclusive economic zones. The current tension is still growing. China also claims that with Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei waters adjacent to some of the sovereign.
Japanese media said that China’s naval fleet in case of unannounced sovereignty in the waters near Japan, where it makes Tokyo are extremely uneasy. And because of concern about the decline in the U.S., Taiwan, in terms of security is also threatened. Lobbying Beijing to Taipei, the U.S. government to stop the sale of new F-16 military aircraft purchase plan, and this is precisely the Taipei now a great need for weapons. Due to lack of new fighters, Taiwan can only upgrade the older models. United States has been hoping to persuade Beijing, removed thousands of missiles aimed at Taiwan; but it is disappointing that the efforts of the United States and not the slightest effect. Another ally of the United States – South Korea North Korea also experiencing problems.
Japanese media said that China’s “string of pearls” strategy from the surface, is crucial for China to ensure the security of energy transportation; but this strategy remains to Pacific countries uneasy. China has been able to ensure that their navy in the Sudan, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives and Myanmar and other countries some of the port calls and landing rights. With this strategy, China is promoting the “blue water navy,” the building, away from home to the Navy to the waters thousands of miles away fighting. The twenty-first century, China to speed up the manufacturing of ships capable of ocean-going operations, including amphibious assault ships and nuclear submarines. Previously, the Chinese Navy’s coastal patrol boats and is guided much of the range diesel-electric submarines. Recently, China’s first aircraft carrier for the first sea trial, which converted from the former Soviet aircraft carrier. At the same time, China is also designing and building aircraft carriers. Of particular concern is that China’s DF-21D combat aircraft and ballistic missiles with the ability of other large ships. This use of satellite-guided weapons, obviously to deter the United States Navy.
Japanese media said, has been China’s military development is controversial. Because it is able to focus on long-range naval and air operations building. Mainly because China relies heavily on maritime transport routes, particularly the energy they need through the sea lanes; it seems understandable. However, China’s military expansion in the show after the militancy; do not want to own in the region through increased intentions and transparency on weapons development, but is not consistent with the above reasons.
Japanese media said the U.S. military has begun to face the challenge to return to Asia after the long-term; especially the Marine Corps and Navy special operations units, they will take several years to master the sea and re- amphibious skills. After all, these soldiers have in Iraq and Afghanistan for as long as ten years of ground combat. America’s economic difficulties and budget cuts military spending in the Asia Pacific region will make the task of face greater difficulties. Just last week, the Congressional Budget Committee failed to reach a compromise, super, the United States within the next decade may cut $ 600 billion military budget. Unless Congress firm attitude on budget issues; otherwise, the future of the defense budget may still be reduced. Whether China is regarded as America’s major trading partners, strategic competitor? Or potential rivals. U.S. influence in the Pacific region decreased, and did not lead people want stability. The United States has now decided to return to Asia, is moving in the right direction. (Sri Lanka-year)