The four major naval strongholds of the U.S. military are attempting to encircle China in the form of a net pocket

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 The four major naval strongholds of the U.S. military are attempting to encircle China in the form of a net pocket


US warships intrude into Xisha territorial waters without permission

It mainly relies on four military bases

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US destroyer mastine intrudes into Xisha

PLA warns to drive away

At 0:00 on August 28, the southern theater released a message saying that on August 27, the US missile destroyer masting broke into Chinas territorial waters in Xisha without authorization. The southern theater of the Chinese peoples Liberation Army organized sea and air forces to track and monitor, verify and identify the destroyer, and give warning and drive away. As a matter of fact, this is not the first time the mastine has been named by the Chinese side.

The destroyer mastine (data map)

On August 18, the destroyer Mastin sailed across the Taiwan Strait from north to south. On the 19th, air force commander Zhang Chunhui, spokesman for the eastern theater of the Chinese peoples Liberation Army, said that the eastern theater organized sea and air forces to track and monitor the US ships throughout the whole process.

Mastine is a US alebek class destroyer, full load displacement of more than 9200 tons. It is equipped with spy-1d phased array radar system, MK-41 vertical launching system and 90 missiles. It is mainly equipped with standard SM-2 missiles and anti submarine helicopter. The ship mainly regards fleet air defense as the main combat task.

Four strategic strongholds of us, India and Thailand

Trying to form a net pocket around China

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North West Pacific stronghold: Yokosuka base

Yokosuka naval base is located in Yokosuka harbor on the East Bank of the entrance of Tokyo Bay, Honshu Island, Japan. The harbor has open waters and can berth more than 300 ships of various types including aircraft carriers.

It is also the only port outside the U.S. territory that has the function of an aircraft carriers home port. At present, it serves as the home port of the US aircraft carrier Reagan. The home port of the destroyer mastyn, which broke into the territorial waters of Xisha, is also here.

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Western Pacific stronghold: naval base of Guam

A naval base on the largest and most densely populated island of the Mariana Islands in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is an important strategic fulcrum of the US militarys western Pacific combat system and an important hub linking the mainland and East Asia. More than 80 ships can be moored at the same time in the port of APRA on Guam.

South West Pacific stronghold: Darwin Harbor Naval Base

Darwin is the capital of Australias Northern Territory. During the Second World War, Darwin was an important military base of the allies and the only Australian city to experience the war.

Geographically, Darwin is Australias closest region to Asia. Therefore, the U.S. ships and aircraft from here can soon enter the South China Sea and other hot spots.

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Indian Ocean stronghold: digogassia

Digogassia Island, located in the central part of the Indian Ocean, has a total area of only about 30 square kilometers. However, it has an extremely important strategic position and is a part of British Indian Ocean Territory.

After the 1960s, the United States and Britain signed an agreement to lease the island, and built a large airport on the island, which can take off and land almost all types of aircraft in active service, including strategic bombers. It has also become one of the important hubs to support the U.S. militarys global strategic action.

Four maritime strongholds of us India Pacific Strategy

Experts: US bases constitute island chain effect

Semi encircling China

What is the US plan for sending warships and planes to provoke frequently and upgrade bases around China?

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }According to Du Wenlong, a military expert, these bases constitute an island chain effect. Around Chinas periphery, the United States and its allies have jointly developed and built comprehensive bases, with the main goal of semi circular trend, posing a greater threat and challenge to Chinas surrounding areas. At present, the United States pays special attention to the direction of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, and strives to gradually form the two ocean strategy through the South China Sea connection effect. If the two oceans are united, the United States may do more work between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean in the future, and the ability of the United allies to encircle China will also double. Source: CCTV military responsibility editor: Wang Ning_ NB12468

Military expert Du Wenlong analyzed: