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Guam as an element of containment of China: the United States allocated $ 1 billion to develop the base

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The Pacific Naval Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) has been awarded a contract to build military and civilian infrastructure in Guam. According to some estimates, the contract is close to $ 1 billion.


Among others, it is planned to carry out work on the construction of hostels for the military, canteens, training grounds, educational facilities and other facilities for the development of the base.

It is noteworthy that this contract is carried out within the framework of an international agreement between the United States and Japan.

The base is expected to have a five-year development plan and the first order was awarded to Hensel Phelps-Shimizu of Honolulu, with an estimated contract value of $ 5 million. The money will go to the administrative corps of the Marine Corps. This stage of work is planned to be completed by May 54.

In addition to the Hensel Phelps-Shimizu joint venture, contracts are to be awarded to other companies: Aptim Construction, Black Construction, Caddell-Nan and others.

Most of the work will be carried out in Guam, but may include other areas operated by NAVFAC Pacific with an expected completion date in January 2026.

What is Guam like now?


Guam is a small island in the western Pacific Ocean located just under 3000 km from the coast of China.


Despite the small area (about 544 sq. Km, which is approximately half of the area of ​​Moscow inside the Moscow Ring Road), there are 2 large operating airfields on the island, as well as 1 temporarily unused one.

Both operating airfields have 2 runways each and can accommodate all classes of aircraft, including the C-5A Galaxy super-heavy transport aircraft, which facilitates the rapid transfer of necessary cargo if necessary.

Strategic bombers B-52 can also be based on the island, the facts of their transfer to this island were repeatedly mentioned on the VO:
United States deployed strategic bomber B-52H to Guam


Obviously, this measure is aimed at curbing China's growing ambitions in the region.

Specifically regarding Taiwan:
Chinese military expert: Chinese military is ready to invade Taiwan

Guam-based B1s can also reach China:

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  1. Asad
    Asad 10 January 2021 06: 02
    +2
    Containment, three thousand kilometers away? Well, build and repair, as without it.
    1. apro
      apro 10 January 2021 06: 31
      +2
      With occupied Japan, I think it would be easier ...
    2. Hypertension
      Hypertension 10 January 2021 13: 49
      0
      Quote: ASAD
      Containment, three thousand kilometers away? Well, build and repair, as without it.

      "Who protects everything - will not protect anything" (c)
      The Americans are scattering their forces and spending huge amounts of money on it. But nothing - the Fed will print more.
      Let them ... The main thing is that our military minds do not fall for the cult of cargo, and they would not repeat such things - the money is of the wrong thickness ...
    3. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 10 January 2021 14: 48
      0
      And how many thousand kilometers from the USA to Guam ?!
      Guam-based B1s can also reach China:

      In this case, the Chinese ships with cruise missiles in circles should sail around this island. And "listen" and "watch" the situation on it. Just in case.
  2. vomag
    vomag 10 January 2021 06: 29
    +4
    Containment, three thousand kilometers away?
    Well, if something starts, then the main base is there ... and the jump airfields Japan South Korea Taiwan ...
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 10 January 2021 06: 59
      +4
      (about 544 sq. km
      And what missile can cover this base permanently?
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 10 January 2021 11: 46
        +2
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        (about 544 sq. km
        And what missile can cover this base permanently?

        Why the whole island? It is enough to "cover" the runways of the ardroms, and for this 10-12 IRBMs with non-nuclear equipment will be enough ...
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 10 January 2021 12: 05
          +1
          I wrote about the base! hi
          1. Doccor18
            Doccor18 10 January 2021 12: 32
            +3
            I meant that the dorms of marines and flyers can be left alone ... winked
            And to dig the "paths" so that they are worn out to restore ...
            hi
          2. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 10 January 2021 13: 38
            0
            Hello Vladimir and Kholmsk!

            Times go by, but US policy remains unchanged. Once upon a time, Guam already "contained" Japan (today it is already a vassal allies of the United States).

            But something tells me that this time the US will not succeed "like yesterday." lol
            1. Uncle lee
              Uncle lee 10 January 2021 15: 20
              +1
              Namesake hello! hi They have the dollar at the forefront, so everything is unchanged ...
    2. dauria
      dauria 10 January 2021 07: 46
      +5
      Well, yes, if something starts


      What will start? Without a nuclear ba-ba-ha they will agree, it's too late for the States to rock the boat, the Chinese beast has already grown. ... What did Leonov say in Kin-Dza-Dza? "Stop chatting, let's share the planet"
      I'm more interested in where the Rossiyushka will be placed, in what corner. What language do the offspring of the elite learn, English or Mandarin.
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 10 January 2021 08: 13
        +1
        Don't go to your grandmother, because Guam has long been designated as a target, and in case of a big mess, he will get it first. hi
      2. Soko
        Soko 10 January 2021 09: 55
        +20
        Quote: dauria
        I'm more interested in where the Russian woman will be placed, in what corner

        Yes, it will remain in its place. Too large to fit, easier to grip on all sides. This is what they are doing.
      3. Doccor18
        Doccor18 10 January 2021 11: 49
        +2
        Quote: dauria

        I'm more interested in where the Rossiyushka will be placed, in what corner. What language do the offspring of the elite learn, English or Mandarin.

        So they even pushed English into the exam ... (then, however, they turned on the back one), but ...
  3. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 10 January 2021 06: 54
    -2
    And not to place a joint Russian-Chinese Naval Base in Cuba (and what, we conduct joint long-range aviation flights, partners) ... I don't think that the descendants and successors of Fidel Castro will be against .. winked
    1. apro
      apro 10 January 2021 07: 43
      -5
      Quote: Mykhalych
      I don't think that the descendants and successors of Fidel Castro will be against ..

      Yes, yes ... and in the Russian Federation the descendants of VILENIN. IVStalin and LIBrezhnev ???
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 10 January 2021 08: 20
        -1
        We all came out of the people - children of a working family ... what I doubt that Lenin, Stalin and Brezhnev somehow venerated my birth in the past. repeat As for the base in Cuba, I do not mind. It's like the Cubans will decide for themselves whether they need it. As far as I remember, the United States never left Guantanamo.
        1. apro
          apro 10 January 2021 08: 21
          +2
          Quote: bessmertniy
          It's like the Cubans decide for themselves whether they need it

          Good idea ... but considering who is in the Kremlin ... the conclusion is disappointing.
          1. Mykhalych
            Mykhalych 10 January 2021 16: 13
            0
            Quote: apro
            good idea ... but considering who is in the Kremlin ... the conclusion is disappointing

            “Russia is ripe for creating a missile base in Cuba.
            On the air of the Russia 24 TV channel, a statement was made by Igor Korotchenko, who announced the creation of a Russian military missile base on the territory of Cuba, with additional air and anti-missile defense systems deployed there. According to Korotchenko, Washington is to blame for this, having torn up the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles, which allows Russia to freely take the entire Western Hemisphere under a hood .... "

            More details at: https://avia.pro/news/rossiya-rasskazala-o-sozdanii-raketnoy-bazy-na-kube-s-raketnym-vooruzheniem-pvo-i-pro
            "The United States sharply criticizes Russia's preparations for the creation of permanent naval bases in Cuba. In another protest statement, Washington demanded an explanation from Moscow, citing the agreements reached following the Cuban missile crisis ..."
            "In the US, hysteria started over the Russian base in Cuba." see https://newsland.com/community/4489/content/v-ssha-nachalas-isterika-iz-za-rossiiskoi-bazy-na-kube/7297504 hi
    2. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 10 January 2021 15: 46
      0
      Quote: Mykhalych
      joint Russian-Chinese


      Do the Chinese agree?
    3. FIR FIR
      FIR FIR 10 January 2021 15: 49
      0
      Quote: Mykhalych
      Is it possible to place a joint Russian-Chinese Naval base in Cuba?

      Yes, a naval base can be built around the world with a dozen, it’s affairs (700-800 yards and ready), but there are no ships to base there
  4. Bongo
    Bongo 10 January 2021 08: 33
    +5
    A very weak article, practically about nothing. negative A series of several publications can be written about the importance of Guam in US defense policy.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 10 January 2021 09: 51
      +3
      Bongo hi - for a long time you were not on the site with your articles! We look forward and hope to read your articles again! hi
      1. Bongo
        Bongo 10 January 2021 09: 54
        +3
        Hello!
        I am now working on a cycle about captured German weapons in the Red Army. The last article was about machine guns:
        https://topwar.ru/178715-ispolzovanie-trofejnyh-nemeckih-pulemetov-v-sssr.html
        The next one will be about armored vehicles. hi
    2. bobba94
      bobba94 10 January 2021 19: 54
      0
      Very convenient geographic location. The base of nuclear submarines on duty off the coast of the USSR is now the Russian Federation and China has been added. Ships (GISU) of the Pacific Fleet went to Guam on combat duty. Now I do not know....
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 10 January 2021 09: 35
    +1
    An interesting situation in the states, TNCs rule there together with the generals and purchased politicians, and the people up to the president, that's right, are puppets in the puppet theater. This is the picture we see now among the striped ones. And what does all this leapfrog have to do with democracy? Circus, and nothing more.
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    1. Soko
      Soko 10 January 2021 12: 45
      +15
      Recently posted on the site, be lenient hi
  7. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 10 January 2021 19: 02
    0
    Wah! And literally in the morning I listened to a lecture on the end of the Vietnam War.
    There, my comrades told me exactly that these fascists on their B52s were exactly ottelev and were playing.
    Moreover, they covered an area of ​​800/3000 meters each.
    And a lot of things were also reported, which I did not know, but did not expect anything good from the partners ...
    When will it end at last ?!
    1. bobba94
      bobba94 10 January 2021 20: 02
      0
      At first they were located there, but somewhere in 69 or 70, I don't remember exactly, the B-52 was transferred to the Utapao airbase, Thailand
  8. Old26
    Old26 10 January 2021 23: 11
    +2
    Quote: Doccor18
    Quote: dauria

    I'm more interested in where the Rossiyushka will be placed, in what corner. What language do the offspring of the elite learn, English or Mandarin.

    So they even pushed English into the exam ... (then, however, they turned on the back one), but ...

    And rightly so, they turned on the back. If my daughter enrolled in foreign language, she needed English on the Unified State Exam. But her friend entered the "Finance and Credit". Why does she need the USE in English. And the fact that not only the offspring of the elites teach English and other languages ​​in language schools - there is nothing wrong with that. Chinese is gaining momentum now. 10 years ago Spanish was popular.

    Quote: Mykhalych
    And not to place a joint Russian-Chinese Naval Base in Cuba (and what, we conduct joint long-range aviation flights, partners) ... I don't think that the descendants and successors of Fidel Castro will be against .. winked

    And if they are against, what will your dreams be then?