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Missile defense system in Japan is tacitly directed against China - expert

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Japan and the United States concluded an agreement on the deployment of the second element of the American missile defense system in Japan, the head of the Pentagon Leon Panetta said.

Experts are confident that this step will be met with caution in Beijing

Panetta believes that the deployment of a new early-warning radar in Japan will increase the possibilities for the DPRK to protect against the threat of a missile attack from both the Japanese islands and the US mainland. The parties have yet to agree on the location of the new radar.

According to military experts, the new radar station is likely to be built in the south of the country. Today, the task of repelling a missile threat in this area is performed by US Navy ships equipped with the Aegis system. After commissioning of the new station, these ships will receive considerable freedom of movement. Which, of course, is important for the United States in the framework of the concept of "returning to Asia" announced by Barack Obama.

In the summer of this year, it became known about the plans of the Pentagon to create an expanded missile defense system in the Asia-Pacific region. In the coming years, a chain of modern missile defense radars can be constructed, which will extend from the north of Japan through its southern islands to the Philippines. Together with rocket launchers and ships, radars form a single system that allows the interception of ballistic missiles.

A well-known political scientist, academician Alexei Arbatov believes that it is difficult to believe that the North Korean missiles are the only targets of this grandiose system: "Of course, North Korea is not the only one, and perhaps not the main object of this system. and almost no one doubts that.

China is building up its nuclear missile potential; it is still far behind the United States, but China does not disclose what plans for its development there are. And the United States is not ready to recognize China as an equal partner, is not ready to go with it to mutual nuclear deterrence, strategic parity - all that they recognized in relations with the USSR and now recognize in relations with Russia. "

As Aleksey Arbatov noted, parity and mutual nuclear deterrence are not presented to anyone for free. He has to win. At one time, the USSR made great efforts to achieve parity in the race with the United States. It is precisely because China claims the role of the second superpower of the twenty-first century that Washington seeks to defend its position and not to let the growing power on this role.

As long as it is possible to maintain a great strategic superiority over China, relying both on offensive weapons and on the missile defense system, the United States will continue its policy of containing China, ignoring Beijing’s concerns.

In connection with the latest events in the Japanese-American military cooperation, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on the US to take into account the security interests of other countries when deciding on the deployment of missile defense elements in Japan. Moscow believes that the United States should measure its efforts in the field of missile defense with real challenges and threats, act in such a way as not to damage the security interests of other members of the international community.
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  1. bask
    bask 20 September 2012 07: 16
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    And Rossi should be stationed along the Chinese border .. Medium and short-range missiles. With monoblock nuclear warheads. This is the key to our security. And the states will be closed to Japan in any situation.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 20 September 2012 07: 26
      +1
      Quote: bask
      And the states will cover Japan in any situation

      That is whom, and in the United States as a reliable ally and partner, I would not have hoped in Japan. Amers have their own interests and spit on Japan, and if there is no benefit then Japan will not receive help, only in words.
      1. Averias
        Averias 20 September 2012 13: 49
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        Support.
    2. Gemar
      Gemar 20 September 2012 15: 18
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      Quote: bask
      And Rossi should be deployed along the Chinese border .. Medium and short-range missiles

      I support! +
      Only not along the border you have named, but along the entire land border with other countries. UWB has withdrawn from the ABM Treaty - we have the right to withdraw from the INF Treaty.
      Quote: bask
      With monoblock nuclear warheads

      In light of the rules of the new START treaty, monoblocks are really needed.
      Quote: bask
      And the states will cover Japan in any situation

      And the United States also promised to cover Georgia in any situation.
  2. Igorboss16
    Igorboss16 20 September 2012 07: 22
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    But I don’t understand the meaning of placing them about in this region, maybe it really is directed towards China, or maybe against us, but the MBR will fly on a different route, although it is possible that they can track our tests in Kamchatka with their radars
  3. VadimSt
    VadimSt 20 September 2012 07: 35
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    The Russian Foreign Ministry called on the United States to take into account the security interests of other countries when deciding on the deployment of missile defense elements in Japan.
    Well yes! "To order gentlemen, to order" - this sounds even more weighty! Very often, the Foreign Ministry tries to show someone its commitment to classical diplomacy. Call on, express concern, take a close look. Yes, the West "sneezed" at such an expression of its interests, and this can be easily traced in its reaction. So, when Russia declares, warns, or even better, does something, then nothing remains from their "dismissive" ignoring. The West "explodes" and is filled with "jackal howl", which means that everything is being done correctly and on time.
    1. Kaa
      Kaa 20 September 2012 09: 14
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      Quote: VadimSt
      So, when Russia declares, warns, or even better, does something, then nothing remains from their "dismissive" ignoring.

      This is how the nostalgic "TASS is authorized to declare ..." And there is no need for statements and appeals from the Foreign Ministry. This was ... the power and power of the WORD, because it could always be followed by a BUSINESS, STATE. And now who will "declare" will be "Rain" or "Ear of Moscow". "Yes, the times were worse, but there was no meaner."
      1. valokordin
        valokordin 20 September 2012 09: 29
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        Wise Kaa, I completely agree, but it always annoys me why we always lag behind. You should always play ahead of the curve.
  4. T72B
    T72B 20 September 2012 10: 00
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    Isn't this the one Alexei Arbatov who, as a wise expert and director of the Institute for the USA and Canada, helped his friend Humpbacked Union to rebuild the Union? With such "experts" we will go far!
  5. Kars
    Kars 20 September 2012 11: 03
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    Missile defense system in Japan is tacitly directed against China - expert


    And openly against Antarctica)))))))
    1. datur
      datur 20 September 2012 13: 36
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      Kars- No, that you, that you are against aggressors from Papua New Guinea !!! : wink belligerent they understand such !!! belay yes laughing :