Original title: US media: US forces plan to display global forces, including the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits.
U.S. media quoted defense officials as saying the U.S. Pacific Fleet is drafting a plan to demonstrate military power globally.
The proposals being drafted include a series of operations by the Pacific Fleet one week in November, dispatching U.S. warships, combat aircraft and troops to demonstrate that the United States can quickly confront potential adversaries on several fronts at the same time, CNN reported Wednesday, requesting anonymity from officials.
The focus of this global power demonstration will be in the Pacific region, including the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait, and possibly as far as the West Bank of South America and near Russian waters. The operation may also draw troops from the Middle East, demonstrating the ability of the United States to deploy rapidly and globally on multiple fronts.
The US military declined to comment on the above reports. "We will plan military operations in response to emergencies, but we will not comment on future operations," said Kafka, a spokesman for the Indian-Pacific Command.
Broderick, an Asia expert at the Washington Office of Eurasia Group, the world's largest political risk consultancy, said the Navy-led plan was in line with Defense Secretary Matisse's comments on the South China Sea.
The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet is the main U.S. military force in the Asia-Pacific region. It covers the entire Pacific and Indian Ocean, covering about 94 million square miles. The Fleet Command is located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It has the U.S. Navy's third and seventh fleets and more than 100 ships, including six nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Warships and more than 1100 fighters.
On September 30, the Decatur missile destroyer from the Pacific Fleet entered the waters adjacent to the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. A spokesman for China's Ministry of Defense said that the US Navy's "Decatur" missile destroyer entered the waters adjacent to the islands and reefs in the South China Sea without authorization. The 170 ships of the Chinese navy will act immediately, identify and verify the warships according to the regulations, and warn them to drive away.
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