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"We need to strike first": American general on the likely conflict in the Indo-Pacific region

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"Preemptive strike"


As Major General Ross Coffman, in charge of re-equipping the troops with new armored vehicles, recalls, when the Chinese military leadership visited the US military base in 2012, "they were shocked by the capabilities of the army":

I saw it in their eyes. They didn't believe our ability. Deep down, I think it instilled fear in them, which prompted [Beijing] to modernize its troops.


According to him, after that, while the United States was fighting in the Middle East, the Chinese have significantly increased the combat potential of their army and are today the main threat to the American armed forces. And this is despite the fact that Moscow has technologically advanced further than Beijing, planning to deploy supplies of new tank "Armata".

As Coffman explains, the chairman of the PRC's Central Military Commission recently stated that a war with the United States is inevitable:

What does this mean? I think this indicates that you need to strike first […] If this is inevitable, why wait for the enemy to strike first?


According to the general, the American military has two options for behavior: containment or incitement to conflict:

The United States is in containment. We don't want to fight. Nobody wants to fight you.


M113


"The region needs to be cleaned up"


However, in his words, if the conflict flares up, it will affect the vast territory of the Indo-Pacific region - about 27 million square meters. km, where half of the world's population is concentrated. Therefore, to capture, hold and clean up this array will require not only ships and aviationbut also ground forces.

The general cites Iwo Jima as an example. On the Japanese island during the Second World War, the US military dropped about 6 tons of bombs and 800 shells from naval artillery. However, more than 22 Marines were required to land.

The situation is similar in the modern period - you cannot do without ground forces. And they, in turn, need a new armored vehicle that will be able to "grind" 10 thousand units of Chinese military equipment, including 7 thousand tanks. We are talking about creating a new product, stuffed with advanced technologies, to replace the M113 armored personnel carrier.

These things [new cars] are absolutely essential for our success.

- he said, adding that they will become the "workhorse" of battle groups of armored brigades.

According to Coffman, the modernization of the army, combined with the high professionalism of the soldiers and the maneuverability of the troops, will give a huge advantage over the Chinese.

This is what makes us the best military in the world.

- concluded the general.

Photos used:
US Department of Defense website
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 17 March 2021 06: 09
    +1
    According to Coffman, the modernization of the army, combined with the high professionalism of the soldiers and the maneuverability of the troops
    will give
    a huge advantage over the Chinese.
    Without TNW, the Americans no longer have anything with China. Will he give or not laughing
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 17 March 2021 06: 18
      +5
      Immediately I remember the film how they created a vehicle for the infantry ... unfortunately I don't remember the name ... laughing
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 17 March 2021 06: 20
        +6
        Quote: nPuBaTuP
        unfortunately I do not remember the name.

        "Pentagon Wars" 1988
        1. apro
          apro 17 March 2021 06: 44
          +2
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Pentagon Wars "1988

          A great movie.
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 17 March 2021 07: 29
      +3
      Who's in the way? Take a sledgehammer, and with a swing, shove yourself in the balls fool fool Half-witted yankee fool
  2. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 17 March 2021 06: 19
    +3
    Chinese 1,5 billion. What kind of clean-up? They will trample the Americans underfoot.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 17 March 2021 07: 25
      +2
      "We need to strike first": American general on the likely conflict in the Indo-Pacific region

      Still, in some issues, the opinion of users of "VO" coincides almost one hundred percent. In our case, it consists in the recognition of the progressive complete insanity, the attacks of which are affecting Americans more and more often. And here it is time for Major General Ross Coffman to ask himself: “What is happening to me? Maybe this is another spring exacerbation? Maybe these are the consequences of the postponed COVID-19? Or..."
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 March 2021 06: 20
    +6
    I remember they were the first to start in little Vietnam. Does he know how it ended?
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 17 March 2021 06: 22
    +2
    General raves about wars of the past, Iwo Jima / Okinawa ...
    But the "samurai of the 30s" are not against them ...
    At least build 30.000 armored vehicles, what will it change in principle ..?
  5. shinobi
    shinobi 17 March 2021 06: 24
    +1
    But the general's head is not in order. And he does not know history. In Korea, China notoriously then knocked on the carcass of the United States. Armed with decommissioned equipment from the USSR.
    1. apro
      apro 17 March 2021 06: 46
      +2
      Quote: shinobi
      And he does not know history. In Korea, China notoriously then tapped on the US carcass.

      Then the USSR stood behind them. Today, the priorities are somewhat different.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 17 March 2021 06: 26
    0
    Since 2012, a lot of water has flowed into the Yangtze, the Chinese have been riveting so much of the fleet. It is still necessary to approach the planned landing zone without receiving a response on Pearl Harbor and Washington.
  7. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 17 March 2021 06: 39
    +2
    Another aggressive idiot. "It is necessary to clean up the region" is correct. The North American region has long been in need of a global clean-up of such "actors".
    And I wonder how these "exceptional D.B." howled if the Chinese said to hit the mattress first?
  8. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 17 March 2021 06: 39
    +2
    Golimy Yankees warriors.
    Better to deal with their problems domestically
  9. A.K.
    A.K. 17 March 2021 06: 44
    +1
    He also wants money. And the more the better. As always, cut the budget.
  10. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev 17 March 2021 07: 25
    +2
    Let's. Make the crabs happy - they are waiting for you.
  11. Evil 55
    Evil 55 17 March 2021 07: 39
    +1
    Have this abnormal temperature been measured for a long time?
  12. unhappy
    unhappy 17 March 2021 07: 56
    +1
    I saw it in their eyes. They didn't believe our ability. Deep down, I think it instilled fear in them, which prompted [Beijing] to modernize its troops.

    Psychic, he reads in the eyes of the Chinese wassat fool
    1. Kart
      Kart 18 March 2021 12: 05
      0
      The American, as usual, did not understand anything.
      But the Chinese are just the opposite - they understood everything perfectly and re-armed themselves.
  13. zwlad
    zwlad 17 March 2021 08: 33
    +1
    I think this indicates to strike first.

    He thinks!
    And where will they get consumer electronics and clothes from after that? Didn't he think about that?
    And this is not counting how many of their soldiers do not return home.
  14. comradChe
    comradChe 17 March 2021 08: 45
    +1
    I remember Timur Shaov's song: "Oh, don't smoke herbs ...."
  15. MURANO
    MURANO 17 March 2021 09: 09
    +1
    This general is sick in the head.
  16. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 17 March 2021 09: 56
    +4
    We need to strike first ": American general
    Yes, right in front, do not score.
  17. Roma 1977
    Roma 1977 17 March 2021 10: 01
    +1
    It reminded me of a scene from the movie "Peculiarities of the National Hunt":
    - You are arrested!
    “Do you have any weapons?”
    - Then detained!
  18. Growlers
    Growlers 17 March 2021 10: 59
    +1
    American generals should be called military very, very carefully. Not only do they attack a deliberately weak enemy, they also manage to lose wars to these opponents. The only thing that they do perfectly well is to "cut" the budget and "blurt out" the language justifying the "cut"!
  19. Mk-Ve
    Mk-Ve 17 March 2021 11: 02
    +1
    And where is the link to the original statement of the general? I prefer the old-fashioned way, first check and then comment ..
  20. Maikcg
    Maikcg 17 March 2021 14: 17
    0
    Do I understand correctly that the general is going to clean out the 7000 Chinese tanks on armored personnel carriers (albeit new ones)?
    1. Kart
      Kart 18 March 2021 12: 07
      0
      Moreover. From his speech, one gets the impression that this American armored personnel carrier will single-handedly destroy the hordes of Chinese vehicles.
      I wouldn't be surprised if this very thought is in his American head.
  21. Fedorovich
    Fedorovich 17 March 2021 18: 24
    0
    Will Coffman hunt for the water chip too?
  22. tralmaster
    tralmaster 17 March 2021 19: 24
    0
    Starry still splashes. Vietnamese soldiers have forgotten shitty. They are not only to fight with the Chinese but with the Geyropeans, and that is not absolutely.
  23. yfast
    yfast 17 March 2021 21: 29
    0
    Where will the Chinese put the trophies?
  24. Prisoner
    Prisoner 18 March 2021 22: 18
    0
    laughing What a big-eyed mattress general. Karl managed to read something in the eyes of the Chinese, the Chinese!