Pentagon map of US marine threats from Russia and China sparks discussion


The US Department of Defense has published a new map that reflects the recent naval operations of Russia and China. The growing activity of the two most important competitors of the United States in the oceans is now extremely alarming American authorities.


The map published by the Pentagon will be added to the budget request of the US defense department for fiscal year 2021. The US military is very concerned about the naval activity of the Russian Federation and China, and they are most annoyed by the movements of Russian submarines.

Russian ships appear off the coast of the United States


A special map shows the locations of large submarine cables and areas of marine activity of the Russian Navy and the Chinese Navy. This fact caused a stir.

Russian warships, according to the map, appeared not only in the Arctic region, but also in the north of the Atlantic, in the Caribbean Sea, off the southeastern coast of the United States.

Most often, ships follow the Iberian Peninsula and further into the Caribbean, go around Cuba. Another frequent route for Russian ships is from the North Atlantic to the north coast of South America and from the Gulf of Guinea to the northeast coast of Brazil.


Of course, the appearance of Russian ships and submarines near the US coast makes the US authorities seriously worry about the country's defenses. After all, the Russian Navy shows that there are no unattainable goals for it and the overseas position of the United States is not an absolute defense in modern conditions. The increase in the combat power of the Russian Navy, which is taking place, albeit not at a rapid pace, is also seen in the United States as a clear threat to Washington's dominance in the oceans.

China builds up sea power


No less alarming is the US military and the activity of the Chinese Navy. A few decades ago, the United States did not perceive China as a serious rival in the oceans, but now the situation has changed. The power of the Chinese Navy is constantly growing, as is the desire of China to establish its presence in various parts of the world.

First of all, the Celestial fleet is present in the South China Sea, but its activity is quite high in other areas of the western Pacific Ocean. Chinese warships even move in the Chukchi Sea, which clearly indicates the Arctic ambitions of China. The emergence of a Chinese military base on the African continent, in Djibouti, will inevitably lead to an increase in China's naval presence in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.

It is known that China’s maritime activity is expanding in stages, in accordance with a special strategy. The first stage is control over the situation in the Yellow, East China and South China Seas. The second stage is the expansion of operational areas through the inclusion of sections of the Pacific Ocean from the Kuril Islands and Japan to New Guinea and the Caroline Islands. The third stage is the creation fleetcapable of quickly solving assigned tasks anywhere in the World Ocean, including areas remote from China in the Atlantic or Indian Oceans.


Beijing is actively working to achieve the latter goal. In 2019, the Chinese Navy surpassed the U.S. Navy in terms of combat strength, and the implementation of the Chinese government’s shipbuilding program does not stop for a moment.

The main task is to acquire powerful nuclear submarines and aircraft carrier fleets, which will allow competing on equal terms with the United States. By the way, if the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet has only 1 destroyer, then the Chinese Navy has 40 destroyers, including 16 new, and another 18 destroyers are under construction and will soon replenish the Chinese navy.

The Pentagon is waiting for money from the budget


The Pentagon hopes that the map attached to the request will convince the president and congressmen of the need to expand defense spending. Moreover, the financing of the military department will have to take into account the increasing risks of the naval operations of Russia and China and the costs of the United States in response.

As a response, a further increase in the combat potential of the United States Navy and also an expansion of their presence in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as in the Arctic region, which has recently become a new field of competition between great powers for resources and communication routes, can be considered. But these tasks require additional financing and capacity utilization of the American military industry, primarily shipbuilding.

The question is whether the listed sea risks in the US Congress and the White House will be a sufficient basis for a further increase in the cost of maintaining the US Navy, its re-equipment and expansion of its presence in parts of the oceans remote from the American coast.
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  1. Svarog 12 February 2020 09: 49 New
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    The Pentagon is waiting for money from the budget

    Actually this is the whole point ..
    1. bessmertniy 12 February 2020 10: 02 New
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      Something they did not say anything for the activity of the Hindu fleet. repeat Not to mention the military flotillas of Great Britain, France, Japan, etc. what
  2. knn54 12 February 2020 09: 56 New
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    A card as an argument for extorting money. For ANOTHER was not found.
  3. rocket757 12 February 2020 09: 58 New
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    The map published by the Pentagon will be added to the budget request of the US defense department for fiscal year 2021.
    this is just the determining factor!
    The Pentagon is waiting for money from the budget

    everything is clear, everything is just like in the textbook!
    1. DMB 75 12 February 2020 10: 22 New
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      Give me money! Give me money! smile
      1. rocket757 12 February 2020 10: 26 New
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        Quote: DMB 75
        Give me money! Give me money!

        The Pentagon, all right, the wrong boy is overgrown! If they specifically ... ask him, they most often give him.
        1. cniza 12 February 2020 11: 53 New
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          Trump will help them in this ...
      2. savelii1805 12 February 2020 15: 13 New
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        ABOUT! My wife says so)))
    2. cniza 12 February 2020 11: 54 New
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      The map published by the Pentagon will be added to the budget request of the US defense department for fiscal year 2021.
      this is just the determining factor!


      They love beautiful pictures ...
      1. rocket757 12 February 2020 12: 04 New
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        Quote: cniza
        They love beautiful pictures ...

        They love a lot of things ... to command and RESOURCES, all sorts.
        1. cniza 12 February 2020 12: 05 New
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          Especially if it’s someone else’s ...
          1. rocket757 12 February 2020 12: 07 New
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            Ha, yes, for them, much is alien, like their own, which all kinds of radishes are in no hurry to give them.
            1. cniza 12 February 2020 12: 29 New
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              It was created by bandits and remains a gangster country.
              1. rocket757 12 February 2020 12: 55 New
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                Yes, figs with them, if they were rampaging at home ... they’re climbing everywhere!
                1. cniza 12 February 2020 17: 38 New
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                  That's just the point, the ordinary inhabitant of the USA has no idea what his state is doing in other countries.
                  1. rocket757 12 February 2020 17: 54 New
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                    The costs of education, upbringing, being!
                    For many, the globe is a food item, and the whole world is stripy, the “state” is Canadian and Mexican ... maybe a Colombian plantation, because there CoCainus grows directly on cacti.
                    However, we also have something to think about, with our current level of service, which used to be called education!
                    1. cniza 12 February 2020 17: 57 New
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                      Yes, we too can slide to such a level and work in this direction does not stop.
                      1. rocket757 12 February 2020 18: 48 New
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                        Geography, the subject is generally super interesting! Even watered geography turned out to be very useful!
                        Anyway, there were no useless objects at school .... there were teachers, nerds, yes!
                        Although I understand why, from the school, the TEMPLE OF KNOWLEDGE, they made an office for the provision of services ... I do not accept and will not forgive this for / ZL / cm never!
                      2. cniza 12 February 2020 21: 05 New
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                        We need to return the old education system, or rather the correct one ...
                      3. rocket757 12 February 2020 21: 14 New
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                        We need this, the current government needs to grow a herd of consumers of services .....
  • AlexVas44 12 February 2020 09: 59 New
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    It seems that they have nipped something. Very excited. They don’t think at all where their fleet walks.
    1. Boa kaa 12 February 2020 16: 26 New
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      Quote: AlexVas44
      They don’t think at all where their fleet goes.

      And why should they think that they have 14 SSBs, 4 SSRs, 52 strike submarines, 11 AVU, 22 RKR, 68 EM, 32 landing ships, including 9 UDUs, 11 DVKD, a total of 219 ships of the main classes! The most powerful fleet! 3 tons of displacement.
      And for 2021, they will receive $ 4,5 billion from the budget only under the Columbia SSBN construction program. This is almost half of our military budget!
      And you say: "Give money!" (from).
  • pmkemcity 12 February 2020 10: 01 New
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    Interestingly, what do the “chinos” in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk do?
  • kpd
    kpd 12 February 2020 10: 23 New
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    But what about the “freedom of navigation” for which they so vehemently advocate?
    1. To be or not to be 12 February 2020 11: 04 New
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      kpd (Konstantin) Today, 10: 23
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      But what about "freedom of navigation"
      For "freedom" .. shipping ..

      But actually. to such stuffing from the USA it is necessary to answer the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and show the US war for the entire period of its existence - the loss of civilian population - the loss of economies where they carried "freedom and democracy" - the number and countries. where their base .... their use of bacteriological .nuclear weapons. depleted uranium. and all against the civilian population ..- ...
      1. Qwertyarion 12 February 2020 11: 32 New
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        Quote: To be or not to be
        and show US wars for the entire period of their existence - civilian casualties

        And tell them that Austria and Australia are different countries and that Russia is more than a suburb of Los Angeles.
        Many of the Americans will be surprised, and some will have stress.
  • Cowbra 12 February 2020 10: 48 New
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    And now about the REAL maritime threats to the United States:
    The US Navy announced plans for the 21st year budget to begin to write off its “littoral” (coastal) ships - for starters, four pieces are equally divided between the Freedom and Independence types. Ships from 12 to ... 6 years old will be put on the wall! The fleet seems to have fed up with a dubious concept. Especially delivered at the time the story of the repair of one of them - "Fort Worth" in Singapore with a sharp body. And the idea of ​​using ships for “testing and training personnel” does not shine at all because of the high cost of their operation (yeah, what do you want from ships with such a powerful and uneconomical power plant, gee, gee, who would have thought!). As a small consolation, the fleet claims to be “invaluable experience” in the development of “anti-submarine, anti-mine, anti-ship capabilities”. Yeah. And most importantly, what the fleet hopes for is to get them to stop eating their money!
    Now there is an opportunity for US satellites and limitrophs to purchase cheaply one or two relatively modern ships with “unique speed characteristics”, high “gluttony” and armed with a small-caliber gun. Yes, maybe the fleet wants to hand them over to the US Coast Guard? Nefiga - there they don’t know what to do with their “freedoms” (hussars, keep quiet!). In general, fly, cheaper! The United States has cost billions; for a couple of hundred (million) you will be lost - for nothing!

    “It seems to me, gentlemen, that it was a comedy!” (C)
  • Igor Borisov_2 12 February 2020 10: 56 New
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    But these tasks require additional financing and capacity utilization of the American military industry, primarily shipbuilding.

    More "Zamvolty" original and useless ........
    1. cniza 12 February 2020 11: 51 New
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      But a lot of money can be cut, and another thing they are interested in last.
  • K-50 12 February 2020 11: 07 New
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    The US Department of Defense has published a new map that reflects the recent naval operations of Russia and China.

    Why not pin dosniks to publish a map of the naval threats they create?
    Or is it already shown as a regular school globe? Since there is not a single corner on the planet wherever they put their nose.
    1. cniza 12 February 2020 11: 50 New
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      Soon there will be a map where they pinched this nose ...
  • Lamata 12 February 2020 11: 25 New
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    it’s already kind of voiced a budget of 740 yards.
  • cniza 12 February 2020 11: 49 New
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    The Pentagon hopes that the map attached to the request will convince the president and congressmen of the need to expand defense spending.


    Revived, breathed, you can have a lot of money ...
  • smaug78 12 February 2020 12: 45 New
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    Another yellow heading ...