the Pentagon was forced to plan to cut $ 485 billion budget in the next decade
According to the Actively growing in China under the conditions of naval power and the U.S. military to return to Asia, the military competition between the two countries and confrontation may be further exacerbated, or even trigger a new round of arms race.
<- more ->
Russian media said the British Although the U.S. economic pressure, the U.S. military was forced to cut spending, but the U.S. military is not only not decrease, but will increase its military deployment in the Asia-Pacific region. The reason for this is China. In recent years, China has actively developed that can challenge U.S. dominance in the Pacific region of weapons and equipment, including the stealth fighter and anti-ship ballistic missile, U.S. leaders are very worried. Sino-US military confrontation in the Western Pacific has become the focus of geo-political tensions. Before the fact, over the past decade, as early as in the United States began to develop a new military strategy to return to the Asia-Pacific, the U.S. military to strengthen the Asia-Pacific military deployment, and now is just to speed up the process.
Russian media said that now need to focus on the problems with the U.S. strategic change, such as the United States in the era of economic austerity have the ability to strengthen its military deployment in Asia? In this case, how to avoid malicious stimulate China to prevent the arms race? U.S. officials admitted that the last two decades, the U.S. strategy toward China has been a combination of repression and cooperation, the former main form of alliance with Japan, the joint system of China agreed that China’s accession to the WTO belongs to the latter. But the last two years, the U.S. repressive measures increased significantly, especially in 2010, Hillary claimed that the United States will interfere in the South China Sea territorial issues, thoroughly angered the Chinese. Since then the United States decided to build military bases, training United States and Australia, there may Marines in northern Australia. In addition, the United States still have to force U.S. troops to leave the Philippines to discuss how to strengthen military cooperation.
Russian media said the Under normal circumstances, the U.S. officials will not be published about the Chinese threat and the U.S. military to return to the heated rhetoric of the Asia-Pacific strategy, but they also made no secret of China prompted the U.S. to return to the main reason for the Asia-Pacific. Sometimes compare the military threat of China and Iran, which made the Chinese very dissatisfied. In addition, the Pentagon is also developing the Air Sea Battle, Air Sea Battle, the name of the new military doctrine in itself shows that the strategy is closely related to ground integrated battle Moreover, the Pentagon’s military planning experts admitted that China is to develop advanced weapons systems, ships, and the only country able to prevent the United States control of the strategic maritime channel.
Now, the Pentagon was forced to plan to cut $ 485 billion budget in the next decade, leading to 60 weapons research and development project canceled. However, all the important items related to the U.S. military to return to the Asia-Pacific strategy is preserved. The future the U.S. Air Force and Navy will play a key role in Asia, the budget of some important projects to be protected and even increased the investment in individual projects, while Army forces would be substantially weakened. As the primary means of delivery of the remote forces of the U.S. military in the Pacific, the Navy’s 11 aircraft carrier will be retained. The U.S. military will also actively develop high-speed coastal warships deployed in Singapore, to increase investment in the Virginia-class attack submarines, and retain a new strategic bomber development projects. In the U.S. from Asia distant, and China’s military strength has continued to improve conditions, the role of this new generation of strategic bombers will be very important.
Russian media said the U.S. military spending cuts, a large number of canceled practices of the new weapons research and development projects, was the criticism of many people, in particular, is to suspend the development of a tactical fighter, the compression direction of naval power in Asia. Obama re-election, one of the main rival Mitt Romney had explicitly expressed in the future the U.S. should strengthen naval forces, warship construction speed should be increased by 9 per year 15. Many observers believe that, in fact, the financial problems faced by the U.S. military has nothing to do with budget cuts, but mainly due to overly ambitious plans by the United States. The United States is clearly an attempt to continue to maintain hegemony in the Western Pacific, but in the case of China to continue to develop military power in the next 10 years, the U.S. military was forced to devote more funds to develop new types of weapons and technology against a greater threat of anti-ship ballistic missile .
Australian experts 海因里克斯 pointed out that, if the U.S. military’s goal was simply to prevent the Chinese territorial expansion, then return to the Asia-Pacific’s new military strategy might work. But in order to deprive the ability to control the country’s maritime lifeline, the U.S. must pay a higher price. The consequent question is: Can the United States to re-take the initiative? How does China respond? In fact, as early as in the United States began to pay more attention since the Asia-Pacific region, China’s politicians and the community have been identified, the United States is trying to encircle China, the Obama administration last two years has done to further strengthen this strategic containment. Lack of trust between China and the United States. Some experts believe that China and the United States intensified competition has led to an arms race, and any party to develop new weapons and technology systems, always provoking each other to increase the corresponding expenditures, an interdependent model in terms of military procurement, with all the characteristics of an arms race. In a long time in the future, the Sino-US frictions and tensions will be strengthened, so as to further test the will of both sides. China will only pay more attention and vigilance of the threat of siege by the United States.
Russian media said some of the Asia-Pacific allies have warned the United States to reduce the Sino-US confrontation argument. Some people worry that now the U.S. is a high degree of great importance to China, stressed the return to the Asia-Pacific, may be just the Pentagon’s attempt to maintain previously an excuse for military spending levels, after all, the U.S. military is reluctant to cut spending substantially complete after the conclusion of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now re-evaluating the U.S. military machine to return to the scale of the Asia-Pacific is not important, the U.S. military to strengthen the Asia-Pacific deployment does not have too great a burden, and the U.S. is not building a huge base plan in the whole of Asia.
U.S. officials and experts stressed that the U.S. military to return to the Asia-Pacific strategy is not imaginary, but the response to the actions of China. Indeed, in recent years China’s diplomatic efforts in the South China Sea and East China Sea continue to strengthen the increasingly tough stance on the territorial dispute, resulting in some countries have begun to appeal to the United States to strengthen the Asia garrison to curb China