Original title: Russian media: the US Navy conspire to launch a large-scale demonstration plan or push the same trench between China and Russia.
The US Navy's Pacific Fleet Command may organize unprecedented military activities in November to deter China and Russia, according to Sergei Ischenko's article "Americans Push China and Russia into the same trench" published on the Russian Free Media Web site October 6.
According to the article, CNN quoted Pentagon sources as saying that the series of military exercises during the same period would last a week, covering a wide range of waters from the coast of China to the coast of South America. The purpose of the exercise is to demonstrate the ability of the United States to be ready to "act on a random basis on different fronts" by using the Navy, Air Force and Army.
The article believes that from the general environment, we can see that this impressive military exercise is aimed at Beijing first. But it is obvious that The Pentagon also intends to block Moscow. CNN said part of the U.S. Navy's planned exercises could take place off the coast of Russia and possibly in the Sea of Japan, just one island off the Sea of Okhotsk.
Firstly, the military exercises of this scale, no matter where they are held or in any country, must be prepared in advance: a large amount of budgetary funds, fuel and power resources should be allocated to the exercises in advance; observers from other countries should be invited in advance; a notice of international navigation (NOTAMS) should be issued in advance and the designated areas should be closed due to the exercises. Navigational warnings (NAVTEX). However, according to CNN reports, Washington has so far made no such action, because the plan to hold military exercises has just begun to discuss. However, like other large-scale military exercises, the US military exercise has been officially named. Therefore, there is no doubt that the military exercise will be held.
It is clear that the Pentagon intends to use unplanned spending not included in the U.S. military budget for 2018, which also confirms the emergence of a certain emergency in the United States. What happened?
The article thinks that the surface reason is the conflict that occurred in the South China Sea in September 30th. In China's eyes, the US military was rude and provocative at that time. The USS Decatur entered the waters adjacent to the islands and reefs in the Nansha Islands of China without the permission of the Chinese government. The Chinese Navy verified and verified the warships according to law and warned them to be removed.
The article points out that it is the dangerous friction near the Nansha Islands that has prompted the Pentagon to suddenly use all of America's air and sea forces in the Pacific Ocean for exercises. But what the world actually saw on September 30th in the South China Sea was just the tip of the iceberg where the two nuclear powers had long fought. How will this dispute end? No one knows the answer.
The article also points out that, in fact, a few years ago Washington thought it possible to keep Moscow militarily neutral over the Sino-US Pacific dispute, but political events in recent years have increasingly convinced the United States that such a plan cannot be achieved.
The article argues that Russia has a more obvious antagonistic relationship with the United States in this area. The Russian-Turkish-95MS and Tu-160 strategic bombers patrolled regularly along the Alaska-Canadian border and along the Pacific coast of the United States; Russia's rapid restoration of military infrastructure abandoned in the 1990s in the Arctic and the Chukchi seas was a case in point.
A disaster for Russia, according to the Russian Free Media Web site, is that if the U.S. carrier battle group appeared near the Thousand Islands and Sakhalin in November, Russia would not actually be able to confront it at sea. The current situation of the Russian Pacific fleet is heartbreaking.
The youngest large surface warship in the Pacific Fleet is the 1155 Admiral Panzeleyev, delivered in 1992. But the warship is now farther and farther away from the coast of Russia. On October 2, the Admiral Panzeleyev, the Varyag, and the Boris Bhuttoma resupply ships left Vladivostok. The Pacific Fleet Command said the fleet will go to the Asia Pacific region to complete combat training tasks.
When Moscow and Vladivostok were preparing for the voyage, no one expected the US to organize such a grand demonstration in China and along the Russian coast a month later, the article said. Now the Varyag and Admiral Pandeleyev will return at full speed to the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin to demonstrate the "strength" of the Russian Navy in the Pacific Ocean, even if they drop all their missions. (compilation / extension letter)
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