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The American edition assessed the prospects for the presence of the US Navy in the Indo-Pacific region

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Even before the American troops left Afghanistan, there was already a consensus in the US leadership regarding the shift of the country's priorities from the Middle East to the Indo-Pacific region. Southeast Asia is becoming a strategically very important part of the Earth, since this is where the US confrontation with China can unfold.


After two decades of heightened focus on the Middle East, the US military will have to tackle other challenges in the Indo-Pacific. First of all, there will be a shift in priorities from the ground forces, which carried the main load in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, to the naval forces. It is the Navy, the US Marine Corps and even the Coast Guard that will have to solve the main tasks of expanding the American military presence in Southeast Asia.

The American edition of Breaking Defense considers the Chinese invasion of Taiwan to be the main risk. It is to prevent such a scenario that the United States will have to constantly maintain an impressive naval force in the Indo-Pacific region. It is too early to make any accurate forecasts regarding the development of the situation in the Taiwan Strait.

However, the success of the American operation in the South China Sea or in the Taiwan Strait, if it comes to open confrontation with China, will largely depend on how numerous the American naval forces in the region will be. To successfully solve the assigned tasks, the Pentagon will have to concentrate a large number of warships in Japan.

In addition, the United States will have to pay more attention to its military bases in the Pacific islands - both in Hawaii, which is a US state, and on the island of Guam, where almost most of the American armed forces are concentrated in the Indo-Pacific region. In any case, the military power in the Pacific Ocean will have to be increased, and this task will be carried out by reducing the military presence in other regions of the planet.
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 1 January 2022 09: 48
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    The American edition of Breaking Defense considers the Chinese invasion of Taiwan to be the main risk. It is to prevent such a scenario that the United States will have to constantly maintain an impressive naval force in the Indo-Pacific region.

    Where is this America, where is China and Taiwan? And what a hell of a deal for this "aggressive beast" to these countries, as well as to other countries, how much evil you brought in the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century to the whole world. Hegemony on the planet, this is not democracy and freedom, it is the occupation and the destruction of the independence of all countries where Uncle Sam is standing.
  2. Olgovich
    Olgovich 1 January 2022 09: 57
    +2
    After two decades of increased attention to the Near and Middle East the American military will have solve other problems in the Indo-Pacific region. First of all, there will be a shift in priorities from the ground forces, which carried the main load in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, to the naval forces. It is the Navy, the United States Marine Corps and even the Coast Guard that will have to solve the main tasks of expanding the American military presence in Southeast Asia.
    Yes, it will have to, because China is not Afghanistan at all, and given that the United States ignominiously fled from Afghanistan, the task seems to be very difficult ...

    PS The editorial board is great: even on a festive morning on January 1, at the post and pleases the participants! hi
    1. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 2 January 2022 20: 48
      -1
      Mattress toppers are rushing around the planet, in many places recently getting a bummer ... But this does not stop them!
  3. yuriy55
    yuriy55 1 January 2022 10: 23
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    Speaking about the hypothetical success of the United States in Southeast Asia, one should not forget that the expectedly probable local conflict between the United States and China may look like the destruction of some annoying American ship by China. The PLA has enough forces and means for this. We must not forget that the true masters in the region today are the Chinese.
    How can the United States respond against the Chinese Navy and its coastal anti-ship missiles? Nothing ... Japan, with its close existence on the islands, will not want to check the actions of the Chinese Strategic Missile Forces, and China will not tolerate the presence of third forces in the conflict. Therefore, the remoteness of the United States from the region will play a negative role.
    In any case, the United States will not be torn into two fronts (western and eastern). This is fraught with the loss of not only positions, but also potential and ever-aggressive satellites. But for the sake of appearance it may "protrude" a little ...
    1. SVD68
      SVD68 1 January 2022 10: 38
      +1
      Quote: yuriy55
      How can the United States respond against the Chinese Navy and its coastal anti-ship missiles?

      A distant blockade along the line: Japanese Islands - Taiwan - Philippines - Vietnam.
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 1 January 2022 10: 45
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        Quote: SVD68
        A distant blockade along the line: Japanese Islands - Taiwan - Philippines - Vietnam.

        Leave it ... We have already witnessed the blockade of the DPRK. Xi Jinping is the cooler pepper ...
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 1 January 2022 12: 03
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          Quote: yuriy55
          We have already witnessed the blockade of the DPRK.

          There was no blockade, there was the maneuvering of the American KUG / AUG at a respectful distance from the coast of the DPRK ...
          And the basis of "Juche" is self-reliance ....
          Xi Jinping is the cooler pepper ...

          How is this proven? The PRC, unlike the DPRK, takes care of sea / ocean communications between its country and other countries, and the blockade actions of the Empireists can inflict a fatal blow on the PRC ...
          1. yuriy55
            yuriy55 1 January 2022 12: 14
            +2
            Quote: Lara Croft
            There was no blockade

            This will make it clearer:
            Quote: yuriy55
            We have already witnessed the "blockade" of the DPRK

            ??
            Or are you going to argue that a real barrier will be set up for China?
            Quote: Lara Croft
            How is this proven?

            This is proven by the number of the PLA, the presence of modern weapons, aircraft and navy ... If you do not know this, then ...
            hi
            1. Lara Croft
              Lara Croft 1 January 2022 12: 30
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              yuriy55 (Siberian)Or are you going to argue that a real barrier will be set up for China?

              It all depends on what will be at stake for the Empireists and why not, in the world, no one together with the PRC against the United States will ... fight ...
              This is proven by the number of the PLA, the presence of modern weapons, aircraft and navy ... If you do not know this, then ...

              Troll? In vain. The numbers before the blows of the empirialists from the sea and air are nothing, about
              modern weapons, aviation and navy
              I know the difference, apparently from you, that it is still the minimum number, for example, the PLA Air Force's combat strength consists of only 50% of 4th generation combat aircraft, after Taiwan's "annexation" to the PRC, this percentage will only decrease due to losses ... . to replace which the PRC will not be able to quickly ...
              And the last major local conflict when the PLA participated was with Vietnam because of the Paracel Islands, which became Chinese ...
              1. yuriy55
                yuriy55 1 January 2022 12: 38
                +2
                Quote: Lara Croft
                It all depends on what will be at stake for the Empireists and why not, in the world, no one together with the PRC against the United States will ... fight ...

                There, another comrade above wrote:
                Quote: SVD68
                A distant blockade along the line: Japanese Islands - Taiwan - Philippines - Vietnam.

                Can you tell us what it will look like in peacetime, outside of a declaration of war? Blockade of what? What and how will start blocking ANZUS or a similar bloc, and on what grounds?
                Sprinkle with terms and geographical names, not realizing that in peacetime this is impossible, and during a war, China will not give a damn which side it will be pinched on - it will snap so that it will not seem a little.
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 1 January 2022 10: 42
      +3
      Quote: yuriy55
      In any case, the United States will not be torn into two fronts (western and eastern).

      that is why China is closely watching developments in eastern Europe.
      and hopes that Russia will take on the role of the skirmisher.
      in order to solve their problems in the region at the lowest cost with the Americans who are ready to make concessions.
      The United States can maneuver mainly by attracting its followers to the Great Game. And they tried to strengthen their positions on the Chinese flank with Aukus.
      but so far the chimera has just hatched from an egg and can only pose a real threat in the future, when a regional anti-Chinese coalition is formed around the nucleus.

      unfortunately, Russia does not have the same amount of time as China.

      now the ball is on the side of the USA
      or they compromise with Russia, while not allowing excessive softness
      in order to concentrate on Southeast Asia
      or they will try to play the role of the world hegemon, risking failure in both directions.
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 1 January 2022 11: 55
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        Quote: Flood
        And they tried to strengthen their positions on the Chinese flank with Aukus.
        but so far the chimera has just hatched from an egg and can only pose a real threat in the future, when a regional anti-Chinese coalition is formed around the nucleus.

        Aucus
        maybe only hatched, but ANZUS with the same participants has existed for a long time ...
        unfortunately, Russia does not have such a reserve of time

        What the Russian Federation does not have time for, can you clarify?
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 1 January 2022 12: 00
          +2
          Quote: Lara Croft
          What the Russian Federation does not have time for, can you clarify?

          to allow yourself to continue not to interfere in the development of the situation on the western borders
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft 1 January 2022 12: 16
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            Quote: Flood
            Quote: Lara Croft
            What the Russian Federation does not have time for, can you clarify?

            to allow yourself to continue not to interfere in the development of the situation on the western borders

            An article about the Indo-Pacific region ...
            1. Flooding
              Flooding 1 January 2022 12: 21
              +3
              Quote: Lara Croft
              An article about the Indo-Pacific region ...

              actually more about the capabilities of the United States
              and to what extent these opportunities correspond to their ambitions
              US ambitions are not limited to the Pacific
              1. Lara Croft
                Lara Croft 1 January 2022 12: 34
                -3
                Quote: Flood
                actually more about the capabilities of the United States

                You are in your repertoire again. Where in the article about
                not interfere with the development of the situation on the western borders
                Or did you mean the Chinese western borders?
                1. Flooding
                  Flooding 1 January 2022 12: 46
                  +2
                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  You are in your repertoire again

                  it would be strange if I were not in my repertoire, but, for example, in your
                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  Where in the article about

                  in the discussion is it forbidden to go beyond what is written in the article?
                  then you shouldn't have written so much unnecessary
              2. Lara Croft
                Lara Croft 1 January 2022 12: 40
                -3
                Quote: Flood
                actually more

                I read the article again and about
                in the development of the situation on the western borders
                saw nothing in the article ...
                1. Flooding
                  Flooding 1 January 2022 12: 53
                  +2
                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  Re-read the article again

                  read my comment at the same time
                  Quote: Flood
                  about the capabilities of the United States
                  and to what extent these opportunities correspond to their ambitions
                  US ambitions are not limited to the Pacific

                  it is impossible to consider the possibility of the presence of a potential enemy in one region, without taking into account the diversion of his forces and means to other regions

                  one cannot speak of a possible opposition from China in the Indo-Pacific region without taking into account the fact that China is closely following developments in eastern Europe in the context of Russia's demands on NATO.
                  and China's further actions will largely depend on them.
    3. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 1 January 2022 13: 01
      +2
      The States are with their bases and naval groupings from Alaska to Oman and Saudi Arabia ... As much as we love them, but the British are good sailors! + have the best fleet in the world and the best bases in the world's oceans. While this is reality ... And then time will tell. China is building up its naval power, it is possible to protect the trade sea routes ... slowly but surely it is trying to push back the states .. Time will tell ...
    4. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 1 January 2022 15: 36
      +2
      Quote: yuriy55
      How can the United States respond against the Chinese Navy and its coastal anti-ship missiles? Nothing ... Japan, with its close existence on the islands, will not want to check the actions of the Chinese Strategic Missile Forces, and China will not tolerate the presence of third forces in the conflict. Therefore, the remoteness of the United States from the region will play a negative role.
      In any case, the United States will not be torn into two fronts (western and eastern). This is fraught with the loss of not only positions, but also potential and ever-aggressive satellites. But for the sake of appearance it may "protrude" a little ...

      Therefore, mattresses pulled Australia into a new block, stole a contract for submarines from the French, and now they will drive 15 nuclear submarines to the Australians, so that they, in which case, would receive Chinese luli for American wishes. Those are still allies.
      It would be interesting to look at the hysteria and confusion of the mattresses if Russia and China simultaneously began an operation to take Taiwan and Ukraine under their control. They (mattresses) will simply be torn apart from the understanding of their insignificance in terms of hindering this process. After that, the world will definitely not be the same, and the United States will finally lose its global influence, since even the most stubborn sectarian believing in the "power of the hegemon" will be demoralized and disappointed.
  4. aslan balayev
    aslan balayev 1 January 2022 10: 39
    +1
    Yes. Pacific Ocean. So far quiet. What a restless people? We would sit in America. Well, if you really don't sit at all, thank God, there are neighbors nearby. There is someone to find fault with. I feel that within 5 years the Americans will come up with something. And turn the quietest ocean into a raging one.
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 1 January 2022 11: 21
      0
      They seem to have found fault with all possible neighbors. Several countries remained disloyal in the world.
      1. aslan balayev
        aslan balayev 1 January 2022 11: 53
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        Quote: Andrey Moskvin
        They seem to have found fault with all possible neighbors. Several countries remained disloyal in the world.

        I wrote a message and started reading the news. An Amer expert writes about 10 likely military conflicts in the world in 2022. Among the usual there is the likelihood of a conflict between the United States and ..... Canada !!! Blimey!