Experts say the U.S. military to build for the geographic distribution of China sea and air warfare theory one
Data for: future U.S. military unmanned aircraft carrier-based aircraft X-47B
integrated sea and air war, to whom Zhang’s network?
Following the U.S. launch in 1982, mainly against the Soviet Union and the “Warsaw Pact” Army “ground war” guiding principles, the end of 2011, the Pentagon was once again published a known as the “sea and air warfare,” the new military strategy.
the strategy for China’s intentions are clear. After the Cold War, America’s strategic focus from the former Soviet Union gradually to the Asia-Pacific regions. George W. Bush era, the United States has identified as the main strategic rival China. 2011, U.S. global strategy and military deployment in full swing, the first from the North Atlantic – European focus to the Asia-Pacific region. Strategic shift from the United States and tactical deployment of the actual situation, the Pentagon has been that, in the Asia Pacific region, only a gradual rise of the U.S. military competitor, the rival is China.
“sea and air warfare,” the premise is in the U.S. military deployment in the Asia Pacific region to adjust: 1, in the entire Western Pacific region, will expand the size of the U.S. Navy, 3/4 of the strategic nuclear submarine, the majority carrier will be deployed to the region; 2, the Japanese naval vessels in the waters of a routine voyage to Australia will become more frequent; 3, naval dock will increase Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines, the number of times; 4, with high mobility , served as the main land and sea battle of the Marine Corps amphibious role will increase.
in the adjustment of military strategy based on the United States launched the “sea and air war” concept, the use of space-based platforms, sea-based platforms, land-based platform, coupled with the transformation of Guam on the second island chain, the overall implementation of all-weather, full-dimensional mode of warfare, in fact, using space, air and naval base of information integration, integration of the Chinese pull a “dragnet.”
“sea and air warfare,” will be a series of logistical support: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier take-off from the sea-based X-47B unmanned stealth aircraft test flight successfully, to take off outside the scope of the enemy air defense and landing, and deep into the enemy hinterland precision strikes. EA-18G “sea bass” improved electronic warfare attack aircraft to disrupt or destroy enemy electronic defense systems and communications equipment, which in Iraq and Libya are evident. A new high-speed long-range bomber in the plan. The United States will build a new generation of smaller, but a greater number of aircraft carriers. In addition, there can be within an hour of targets anywhere in the world against ground-and space-based launch platform operations and conventional missile systems and electromagnetic energy beam weapons.
these in recent years made important advances in military technology, once condensed into it’s “sea and air war” strategy, most people feel the United States in the next great chess set.
In essence, the U.S. maritime hegemony and its allies to return to the Asia-Pacific countries, is a chain from the last lock on the Eurasian continent countries such as China, Russia’s strategic posture surrounded. Alaska – Japan – China Taiwan – Philippines – Indonesia – Singapore – Australia – India – Afghanistan – Turkey – Europe – Western Europe – Northern Europe – Greenland – including the Arctic Ocean in northern Canada, the chain formed by the “diamond” surrounding situation, that is, ocean hegemonic power on the Eurasian continent, the country’s strategic land siege. “Sea and air war” of combat is in this context emerges. Therefore, the operational modes in the ocean surrounded by continental power hegemonic process, for the Eurasian continent, the edge of the western Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, land and sea for the geographic distribution of China’s tailored to the specific means of warfare and combat forms.
(The author is Secretary-General of the CASS Institute of American Studies Arms Control Center, researchers)
Source: January 1, 2012 issue of “Global” magazine No. 1
“World” magazine authorize the use of other media for reprint, please contact with the Articles.share: