The analysis said the Philippine fight against the United States Department of push hands in an attempt to meddle in the South China Sea
U.S. media analysts believe that the United States is considered to be the driving force behind the Philippines and China to compete. The United States announced to send warships to Singapore, over and over again to get the so-called “international rules” put pressure on the current South China Sea situation will no doubt more complicated.
According to U.S. media reports, the U.S. Navy is responsible for sea operations, Rear Admiral Roden said on May 9th, the United States will send the first batch of new naval vessels in the spring of 2013 went to Singapore, and 10 reside in the local months. Ship stationed in Singapore “free” warship will be responsible for the rotation of personnel, logistics and maintenance of ships and other work.
At the same time, the U.S. senior military join forces to promote the Senate as soon as possible to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “in an attempt by international law” perfectly justifiable “to meddle in the South China Sea issue. Period of time, the relevant U.S. authorities in the South China Sea issue often take the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “as” international rules “that matter to China, but the U.S. Senate has not ratified the international rules.
control of the Straits of Malacca was known as a new fulcrum
recently, the United States to strengthen the military presence of the Asia-Pacific region have been very active. Following last month, the first Marines stationed in Darwin, Australia, Hong Kong, held in the Philippine-US “shoulder to shoulder -2012″ joint military exercises launched plans for coastal combat ships stationed in Singapore.
It is reported that the Littoral Combat ship latest development of a warship of the U.S. military, its more than 40 per hour, be able to perform the fight, mine clearance, anti-submarine and surface warfare and other modular mission. Responsible for the “free” Littoral Combat Ship deployment tasks, Major General Jim Murdoch said in a conference call, “free” USS controlled by the 40 core crew, the maintenance period in Singapore do not need to take up too much space. However, he said, This means that a less than 40 U.S. troops will permanently reside in Singapore, including the U.S. Navy military and contractor personnel. In addition, when U.S. warships moored in Singapore to carry out routine maintenance, you also need access to other people. Murdoch said, is headquartered in the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii, the United States is continuing consultations with the Government of Singapore to discuss the details of the warships of the U.S. military presence in Singapore.
Reuters on the 10th commented that Singapore is located in a strategic position in the vital Malacca Strait, U.S. President Barack Obama proposed last year to “return to Asia-Pacific strategy, the strategic center of gravity began to move from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region. Three fulcrum of this strategy is deployed to Singapore coastal combat ship, the Marine Corps stationed in Australia and the strengthening of military cooperation with the Philippines.
Not long ago, this reporter went to Singapore interviews, overlooking the Straits of Singapore in the Singapore Port Authority building, a ship container ships and giant oil tanker just like a mighty fleet “is waiting in line Adoption of the Strait. These vessels sailing west, then through the strategic waterway linking the Indian Ocean and the Pacific – the Straits of Malacca. According to statistics, 1/3 of global crude oil transportation, nearly 40% of trade through the choke. Ewen Graham, Senior Fellow, Rajaratnam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Institute of International Studies, told reporters, “Malacca sneezes, the world will follow the cold”, and its importance is self-evident, the U.S. military nature will not let such an important Strait “blind spots” in their “radar images”.
urged to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “
, May 9, in a forum organized by the Atlantic Council and the Pew Charitable Trusts, Panetta of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dempsey urged the Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “as soon as possible. Panetta said in his speech, to return to the “on the occasion of the marine foundation established in the new U.S. defense strategy, to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” will help to ensure freedom of navigation of the United States on a global scale. He said on the sidelines become the leading negotiations, the United States will have the ability to influence those developments to explain the parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “. In this way, the United States will ensure that their rights will not be undermined by the excessive claims and erroneous interpretation of the other countries. Panetta said that the United States is a permanent member of the UN Security Council has only permitted to join the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “. The United States ratified the later to join the Convention, the greater the damage to U.S. national interests. “When the United States has not yet formally accepted international rules, we have how can we ask other countries to comply with these international rules?” Panetta said.
Panetta rebuttal argument on U.S. ratification of the Convention may limit U.S. military operations or intelligence-gathering activities. He said that U.S. ratification of the Convention will help to strengthen its powers to isolate Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, the sea routes and a few other countries not acceded to the Convention. In addition, with multinational exacerbated by new routes and competition for resources in the Arctic, the United States approved the accession to the Convention has become more critical.
Dempsey said, full of aspirations for territory and resources in the Western Pacific, which is a key region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. security and economic prosperity in this region are inextricably linked. He said the United States needs through legal means to strengthen its military presence, while the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “by the United States more powerful.
on this issue, some U.S. media put it more bluntly. “Christian Science Monitor reported that the South China Sea and other issues,” if the United States has a solid legal basis to resolve this dispute in accordance with legal provisions, the United States in order to better contend with China’s marine rights advocates ‘aggressive policy’ practice. To achieve this, the Senate must ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “.
some U.S. military personnel in the South China Sea issue, the best way to refute China to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to participate in global negotiations. Is pushing the U.S. Senate approved to join the Convention, Republican Senator Warner said that if the ratification of the Convention, the United States at the negotiating table rather than through a series of maritime confrontation to refute the Chinese point of view. If the United States is not a party, then the United States only the purposes of the “gunboat diplomacy”.
It is reported that the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman John Kerry is considering ratification of this Convention to hold a hearing. The United States George W. Bush administration and the Obama administration has been promoting the United States ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. ” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said that the United States is not the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “Member States, can only stand on its rules, can not participate in the global ocean policy decisions, its role and position is very awkward.
, strengthen the military presence in the anti-trap security dilemma
newspaper reporter interviewed many experts believe that the U.S. high-profile advocacy “return to Asia-Pacific, a substantial increase in military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, not only will not let the Asia-Pacific region has become more secure, but will be counterproductive, the involvement of external forces are causing a growing number of security risks. Rajaratnam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Institute of International Research Associate He Zien told reporters that the U.S. attempt to strengthen the practice exist in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in the Straits of Malacca region’s military may make its own security dilemma, claiming to protect their the absolute safety and take measures, but it will reduce the sense of security of other countries, and triggered a vicious circle, finally leading to more insecurity in the region.
National University of Singapore East Asian Studies Center researcher Chen Gang, told this reporter that the U.S. wants to do is play a protector of regional security, to sell arms to a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific. According to the Stockholm Peace Research Institute recently released a report, the Asia-Pacific region has become the world’s largest arms market, accounted for nearly half of the arms imports in the past five years.
Graham told reporters that the Straits of Malacca region has now reached a consensus that foreign military forces in the Strait security issues can only play an indirect role. Strait area countries, their basic position is based on the principle of sovereignty, where they are under the jurisdiction of waters, do not want foreign governments to send warships to get involved, but only hope that foreign governments can help them improve the management capacity.
Chen Gang also said that behind a series of U.S. military action is undoubtedly to balance China, but the balance does not mean that you want to contain China’s rise. In fact, the rise of China who can not be curbed. Chen Gang, the United States to use in some countries for Asia-Pacific China’s rise “vigilance and fear, and actively to increase investment in the region. To some countries like the Philippines to create a false impression that they can use the U.S. military confrontation with China, and this idea is utterly wrong.
(WASHINGTON, Bangkok, May 10)
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