The United States sent two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea to show their muscles, denying that they were targeting China for military exercises

 The United States sent two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea to show their muscles, denying that they were targeting China for military exercises

Under the pretext of supporting the free and open India and the Pacific region, the United States, as a country outside the South China Sea, once again came to flaunt its power. Although U.S. Navy officials stressed that the move is not a response to any political or international incident, it is difficult for the outside world to believe that the United States is not with ulterior motives. Zhang junshe, an expert on Chinese Navy issues, summed up the purpose of US military exercises in an interview with global times. What is more coincidental is that the US side announced on the 5th that the b-52h strategic bombers would be deployed at the base in Guam. Who is affecting the stability of the regional situation? The answer is self-evident.

The US side denies military exercises against China

On the 4th of local time, the 7th Fleet of the US Navy issued a statement saying that the strike groups of the Nimitz and Reagan aircraft carriers will conduct some tactical exercises in a rapidly changing operational area to maximize the air defense capability and extend the distance of the carrier based aircraft to launch long-range and accurate sea attack. the aircraft on the two carriers simulated the enemys attack in the air defense and attack drills To test the ability of the battle group to detect, intercept and contact threat targets. The joint exercise of the two carrier strike groups in the South China Sea will give combat commanders the opportunity to experience a high degree of operational flexibility and operational capability that only the US Navy can control, the statement said.

The statement of the seventh fleet of the United States Navy also mentioned that the Reagan aircraft carrier strike group is the only forward deployed strike group of the Navy and the most significant symbol of determination of the United States. The Nimitz and Reagan aircraft carriers, with the cooperation of the 17th and 5th air wings and surface ships, have formed the most effective and mobile combat forces in the world, providing support for the common defense agreement between the United States and its regional allies and partner countries.

From July 1 to 5, China conducted military training in the waters off the Xisha Islands. As of last nights press release, China has not made any further explanation on the military training. According to Singapores Lianhe Zaobao, it is rare for the United States and China to conduct military exercises in the South China Sea at the same time, with a strong atmosphere of competition.. Recently, the two countries have exchanged views on the South China Sea issue. On July 2, the US Department of Defense issued a statement, claiming that Chinas military exercises in the disputed areas of the South China Sea are not conducive to easing tensions and maintaining regional stability. Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, refuted on the 3rd that the military training of Chinese troops in the relevant waters of the Xisha Islands is a matter within Chinas sovereignty and beyond reproach.

According to Chinas novel coronavirus pneumonia agencys 5 day interpretation, the US Navy held two aircraft carrier exercises to show China that they have recovered the deterrent patrol activities seriously affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic situation in Hongkong. The Wall Street Journal said on the 5th that the U.S. Roosevelt aircraft carrier was paralyzed due to the spread of the new coronavirus and was forced to dock at the port of Guam for two months. US officials believe that novel coronavirus pneumonia is being used to strengthen the South China Sea.

Russia today TV station quoted yelmakov, an expert at the Russian Strategic Research Institute, as saying on the 5th that the latest trend of the United States is a important signal that it has not given up military pressure on China. China will respond to the US move, but will take a military restraint position.

The deployment of US aircraft carriers and their strike forces is often used to signal a threat to the adversary, and the deployment of two aircraft carriers is an important demonstration of force. According to an analysis by the US New York Times on the 5th, in 2016, then US Defense Secretary Carter visited two aircraft carriers deployed in the South China Sea to remind Beijing of Washingtons commitment to regional allies. The Wall Street Journal also said on the 5th that the United States is trying to send a clear message to China that it does not appreciate Chinas military expansion in the region. According to the report, large-scale military exercises of the United States and China are rarely held in the same area. In 2014, the United States and China signed an agreement aimed at preventing accidental conflicts between navies by improving communication.

Zhang junshe, a researcher at the Chinese Naval Research Institute, said in an interview with the global times on the 5th that aircraft carriers have always been an important tool for the United States to pursue gunship diplomacy. Such actions by the United States will only aggravate tensions and will not help maintain regional peace and stability, which further demonstrates that the United States is the biggest driver of militarization in the South China Sea..

U.S. forces re deploy b-52h strategic bombers in Guam

There are more than one high-profile US military action. A b-52h strategic bomber took off from bucksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, the United States, on May 5. It participated in the exercise of the twin carrier battle group in the South China Sea, and then flew to Guam, with a total flight time of 28 hours. Lt. Col. Christopher Duff, commander of the 96th expeditionary Bomber Squadron, said the operation showed that US aircraft had the ability to fly anywhere in the world from the base, and that we could quickly recover from combat damage in the forward position and continue to operate. .

B-52h bombers, intercontinental missiles and strategic nuclear submarines are regarded as the three major nuclear vehicles of the United States. They can carry 31 tons of ammunition at most and fly more than 6400 kilometers. They can carry out missions alone. This is more than three months since the US side deployed b-52h strategic bombers in Guam again. On April 17, the U.S. military withdrew all five b-52h bombers from its base in Guam. Some analysts believe that this latest move of the US side embodies its operational concept of dynamic use of force, with the purpose of making it difficult for the outside world to predict major military deployment. It can be predicted that b-52h strategic bombers returning to Guam will cruise around the South China Sea and the East China Sea to show their muscles.

Wang Yanan, editor in chief of Chinas aviation knowledge magazine, said in an interview with the global times on the 5th that the United States had just held a double carrier exercise in the South China Sea. Wang Yanan, editor in chief of Chinas aviation knowledge magazine, said in an interview with the global times on the 5th that this was a coincidence with the deployment of b-52h bombers. On the one hand, it showed the strong maritime combat power of its aircraft carrier battle group, and on the other hand, it showed its long-range strike power in Guam.

Thousands of soldiers will be transferred to the Asia Pacific region to guard against China. On May 5, Japans Nikkei Asia review also disclosed that in addition to being dispatched to other parts of Europe, 9500 American soldiers who will be withdrawn from Germany may also be deployed to US bases in Guam, Hawaii, Alaska, Japan and Australia. Priorities have changed, and the core issue now is China..

American media: the same cold war policy is unlikely to succeed

Novel coronavirus pneumonia China has been carrying out irrational attacks and suppression on China in recent months. Whenever there is friction between the two sides, foreign media will count the major contradictions between the two countries: new crown pneumonia epidemic, Hongkong national security law, Taiwan issue, South China Sea issue, science and technology field contest. It is for this reason that whether there will be a new cold war between the United States and China has always been a hot topic in the international public opinion field.

The confrontation between the United States and China is not a new cold war. According to a comment published by the US Washington Post on the 3rd, some features of the US Soviet rivalry for hegemony do not appear in todays world: the US alliance network is military rather than economic; in fact, China, as a geopolitical rival, is one of the largest trading partners of the United States; and the US allies are not ready for a comprehensive confrontation with Beijing. The latest example comes from the attitude towards Hong Kongs national security law. After European Commission President von der lain and German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not threaten China on this issue, Kyodo news agency quoted government sources as saying on the 4th that Japan thinks that sanctions against China are unrealistic and that if the relations between the two countries turn cold, Japans economy will be seriously affected, so it will do something with the United States Keep your distance.

Stereotyped cold war policies, such as anti China military alliance, geographic containment strategy or comprehensive economic war, are neither appropriate nor likely to succeed. The Washington Post article said that Beijings ambitions are increasingly global, but there are differences with the United States, and Washington needs to take this new reality into account. Some issues require defensive measures, but others need to focus more on Americas domestic strength, such as promoting innovation. In the fields of climate change and arms control, cooperation with China is possible and even necessary. In some areas, Washington just needs to take a deep breath and admit that Chinas influence will not actually have much negative impact on the United States.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }Source: Cui Yuwei, editor in charge of Global Times_ NBJS11349