The US has new old enemies.




With the gradual winding down of US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and also with relatively quick intervention for Libya in America, American Pentagon strategists will have to reconsider their global military-political strategy and look for new enemies that embody the world's evil, such as the DPRK, or start a confrontation with China gaining strength, has long begun to oust Americans from some regions, or at least actively trying to do it. These conclusions can be made on the basis of an analysis of statements by the US Secretary of Defense, which he made during his working visit to the South-East Asia region and his visit to Japan. From the statements made by the minister, it follows that the United States is not only not planning to reduce its diverse presence in South-East Asia, but is also going to increase it by deepening cooperation with the countries of the region.

Leon Panetta, in particular, said that as the US military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan were completed, the Pentagon would have to refocus in monitoring and preventing the growing threats to global security, such as building up the military power of the PRC. Apparently, the task of the first official visit of Minister Panetta to Japan was to convey to his main Asian allies and traditional opponents a new strategic concept of the USA and Barack Obama personally, which could be the answers to his opponents in the person of McCain and his party comrades. The basic essence of this concept is approximately as follows: The United States, in spite of the impending budget cuts, will certainly retain its status as a leading economic and military power. At the same time, the Asia-Pacific region is assigned one of the main roles in the concept of US national security.

During his visit to Japan, Panetta visited the US Air Force base in Yokot, where he answered questions from the American and Japanese military. The official presented to his listeners a list of threats requiring special attention from the United States after the complete withdrawal of troops from Iraqi territory and the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan scheduled for 2014. In his speech at the Panetta airbase, he also mentioned the threat of cyber attacks by government agencies, databases of special services and servers of major American companies. The minister did not pass over the topic of the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea, which had already become “proprietary” among American politicians and top officials. A few words were said about the turmoil in the Arab world. However, the most interesting part was that of Panetta’s speech, which was devoted to certain “growing powers” ​​of the region. What did the US Secretary of Defense mean when he said this phrase? Obviously, in the first place, he meant China. This interpretation of his words was published even in the Washington Post.

Panetta focused on the following thought: “The turning point is coming. Although Al-Qaida and similar terrorist organizations force us to be on the alert, but as a traditional Pacific power, the United States must make as much effort as possible to create alliances in this region. At the same time, a reduction in military spending should not affect these plans. ”

Following the Japanese visit, the head of the US military in his local newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun published his more outspoken article in which he literally attacked America’s supposed enemies. The minister openly accused the North Korean authorities of taking "reckless acts of a provocative nature," and also criticized the military doctrine of China, which, in conditions of information isolation, increases its military potential. Panetta accuses China, first of all, of secretly carrying out modernization of its armed forces, which is called quietly, which, according to the American Secretary of Defense, may indicate far-reaching plans of the Middle Kingdom.
For example, China is increasingly insisting on its exclusive right to the East China and South China Seas. Until recently, these seas could equally well be called Japanese, and American, and Soviet, but not Chinese, but now these seas, in fact, represent a zone of exclusive interests of the PRC and their absolute influence. Americans are also extremely worried that China is working on a DF 21D rocket, the so-called “carrier killer.” And such weapons, subject to its successful development fleet, puts China on a par with recognized maritime powers such as Britain and Russia.

Among other things, Panetta is concerned about the growth of China’s military spending, which will amount to 95 billion dollars this year. This amount makes China the second country in the world in terms of the military budget after the United States. In this sense, the concern of American leaders is quite understandable and justified.

As reported by AP, the modern American contingent in Japan has 47000 soldiers, and in South Korea - 28000. In this case, the Pentagon is exploring the possibility of strengthening its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The United States is going to achieve this goal by more actively moving its ships across the region’s waters and by participating in joint maneuvers with Pacific Fleets. It is natural that, first of all, the United States Navy will take part in the maneuvers of the fleets of its closest allies: Japan, Australia and South Korea.

With all this, the allies of the United States in the region may add, because China’s southern neighbors, who are not included in the blocks, feel a certain discomfort from the difficulties created by the competition that is gaining strength. And, judging by the mood of last week’s meeting of Panetta with the ASEAN defense ministers, the United States may well succeed in this.
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  1. Sergh
    Sergh 29 October 2011 09: 51 New
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    During the mericosa, let’s rock the boat to China, the navel will loose, China will begin to help antiamers secretly in China, mine, secondly, the Chinese in America are slightly less than the Americans themselves. Thirdly, outflows from US banks will go; if they do not, they will be worse. A couple of dozen moments and the Anglo-Saxons were left alone. Although the British are already dead. Gouged with a Talpa, although they will abut strongly, they can also throw an atom last. So I went for the water, before it's too late!
    1. Russian Man
      Russian Man 29 October 2011 13: 29 New
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      I'm sorry, how old are you?
      1. Uncle Sam
        Uncle Sam 29 October 2011 21: 12 New
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        Yes, this clown only learned to write, and immediately drove
  2. Anatoly
    Anatoly 29 October 2011 10: 18 New
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    The essence of the article is “Why is China not reporting to us about its weapons and plans?” The world gendarme in the person of Panetta was offended.
    And China is astounding ... quietly and stubbornly raising the economy, introducing its people around the world, building up the military-industrial complex. And all this without counting to anyone and not binding themselves with any obligations. Caring ONLY about your country. For all their shortcomings, this is a nation worthy of great respect.
    1. Motherland
      Motherland 29 October 2011 10: 37 New
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      And while brazenly stealing technology, but the world later, China noticed there was nothing to show them the bench press.
  3. SIA
    SIA 29 October 2011 11: 40 New
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    Well, China is far from Libya. The Chinese, if anything, pile the Pindos on the first number.
    1. ESCANDER
      ESCANDER 29 October 2011 12: 40 New
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      Yeah, here, along the way, the amers themselves have no doubt.
    2. Russian Man
      Russian Man 29 October 2011 13: 37 New
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      I doubt it very much.
      The PLA is not only quantitatively smaller than the US Armed Forces (technically), but also, most importantly, qualitatively.
      Experience is what decides the combat situation. The PLA does not have enough of it, it does not exist at all. There is no one soldier who took part in hostilities, even at the level of limited contingents. Remind me how the huge Chinese army fell apart in front of a small but extremely experienced Vietnamese? So it is here.

      Fighting is, first of all, worked-out interactions between the arms of the troops, this is a whole science that is developed by practice. In pendos, this is brought to the highest (relative to others) practical level. Fight something permanently.

      Therefore, calm down, the PLA is still a reminded, technically backward army, despite trends that need more than a decade to catch up with the United States in terms of its technical level. Materiel to help.

      ps and yet, enough juvenile nonsense about the population. Now is not the 41st year and no one is going to fight front to front with China.
      They will take out all the dams in China, on which China will end.
      1. Yves762 29 October 2011 14: 46 New
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        Don’t give me a gop! Pendosy in the military plan, more than once raked, despite all the advantages of his army compared to all sorts of different local aborigines. On the other hand, the USA is not an absolute on this planet and the political / economic effect, albeit with a merged war, is sometimes more useful in the long term ...
        1. Russian Man
          Russian Man 29 October 2011 14: 53 New
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          Man, and I don’t even show a gop, it’s you on your sofas you’re muttering it, they say, they will rake, rake ...
          The United States was losing (more precisely, troops were being withdrawn, since losses for them were considered higher than reasonable) when they climbed either in urban battles or in the jungle.
          Immediately, no one will capture Chinese cities. They will work out the entire military infrastructure, and if necessary, as I said, they will demolish the dams on the Yangtze and the Yellow River, with obvious consequences.

          PLA - is a Great Force only in the minds of shkoloty and the State Department, but the second is understandable, they need to squeeze the loot from the Senate on the military.
          1. ESCANDER
            ESCANDER 29 October 2011 17: 05 New
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            Russian Man
            Well lano, how the Pindos will lower China - I understand.
            But how China will be able to omit them - it seems to me that the PLA is not needed here, because already omits + one cannot but take into account the Chinese diaspora in the USA, it will be abruptly to them by the PLA.
            Yes, I forgot. If they also bungle the aircraft carrier fighter, the situation will be even more dramatic. Well, they don’t bungle - they know who to contact.
            Always happy to help.
            1. Russian Man
              Russian Man 29 October 2011 18: 16 New
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              The US diaspora is Americans, not the fifth column. They put horseradish on China (as a state) and not in vain fell from there. Moreover, the diaspora is not the army, it’s not partisans, it’s not armed political groups, it’s ordinary civilian groups, which, by the way, will be the first to suffer. Do not make me laugh with this baby talk.

              They are bungled ... to help ... a fighter of aircraft carriers ... yes we ... yes them ... I certainly wildly apologize, but it is somehow not interesting for me to discuss some ridiculous fantasies that have arisen in hot young heads.

              Anyway, it’s stupid to discuss the war between the USA and China. These are two interrelated economic life and the death of a partner, no matter how the local revenge-seekers hoped there))
              1. ESCANDER
                ESCANDER 29 October 2011 20: 17 New
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                Yes, I was not going to make anyone laugh.
                If you are aware, then the American Germans and Japanese (after the declaration of war by Germany) amers isolated from society, well, just in case. And if they were “true citizens,” then why not tell me?
                And by “ridiculous childhood fantasies” do you mean the P-700 cruise missile system of the Granit complex?
                I am forced to disappoint you, but Pindostan does not share your opinion (by the way, not without reason, but with an eye on “Basalt”).
                1. Russian Man
                  Russian Man 29 October 2011 20: 26 New
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                  I'm tasteful, so I chewed for you in a previous post:
                  which, by the way, in which case the first and will suffer


                  how do you know what pendostan shares and what not. Watch less REN TV, more space for your thoughts will remain))
                  1. ESCANDER
                    ESCANDER 29 October 2011 20: 39 New
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                    --- "The US diaspora is the Americans, not the fifth column."
                    --- "which, by the way, in which case the first and suffer"
                    How interesting are you “chewing”, where is the logic?
                    --- "How do you know there what pendostan shares and what not."
                    Well, what about you?
                    1. Russian Man
                      Russian Man 29 October 2011 20: 44 New
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                      Americans - So they made their choice, and this is the United States.
                      will suffer, for all will be poher what choice they made, will be collected on the reservation.
                      the question is, why do you need to chew all this, to no purpose.

                      Well, what about you?

                      I don’t get from where, therefore I don’t scatter such hamster exclamations, so as not to be seen among the shanova as a minor, blinded 3,14 dabol. Hey. :)
                      1. ESCANDER
                        ESCANDER 29 October 2011 21: 26 New
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                        Well, if "from nowhere" - and "do not scatter such hamster exclamations."
                        I'm sorry in your words.
                        Hey.
                    2. Ivan35
                      Ivan35 29 October 2011 21: 17 New
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                      I agree with you Escander - although China and Pendostan are two halves of the same economy (everyone understands this - not only the wise guy "Russian man") - but there are global contradictions and confrontations between them - which will increase as China strengthens and its oil consumption increases. The first calls are already "ringing" - for example, the position of China in Pakistan
              2. Joker 29 October 2011 21: 26 New
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                That's right, in China, the USA has production, because to produce there at times cheaper than they do not profitable to start a war. Although, on the other hand, China is the main holder of US debt, there is a reason to fight, again, you can destroy the Chinese army and write off your debts and leave production there, just by putting your man at the head of state.
          2. Don
            Don 31 October 2011 14: 16 New
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            How easy it is for you. Dams as strategic objects are primarily guarded by air defense.
        2. Joker 29 October 2011 21: 22 New
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          And imagine yourself and 10 people who have the task of cleaning the street. Who will have the advantage, you or 5 Aboriginal people who stumble in the bushes and sit waiting for you to pass by in order to lump you in the back with lead.
          Do not forget, these are their hometowns in which they know every bush and every hole, and this is your first time in this city, and no matter how cool they are, they will not be defeated without loss. Or do you disagree?
      2. Uncle Sam
        Uncle Sam 29 October 2011 21: 14 New
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        do not swords beads in front of the red-breasted ones, they are dumber than pigs, they can only stupidly minus
        1. vadimus
          vadimus 30 October 2011 02: 25 New
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          ass star stripe
      3. Sergh
        Sergh 31 October 2011 04: 53 New
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        He understood what he said? Read Sakhorov’s little book; 2-3 bombs are enough for America, half flooded, they know it very well. This is known from the 60s, damn it would have sat and would not virimir Heroman, you drive the blizzard.
        1. Mesniy
          Mesniy 31 October 2011 18: 04 New
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          here you drive
      4. Don
        Don 31 October 2011 14: 12 New
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        Quote: Russian Man
        There is no one soldier who took part in hostilities, even at the level of limited contingents.

        Just limited contingents of PLA as part of peacekeepers are in Africa.
        Quote: Russian Man
        Fighting is, first of all, worked-out interactions between the arms of the army, this is a whole science that is developed by practice.

        You cannot know this. The PLA does not provide much information about its teachings.
        We don’t know how ready China is for a war with the United States, their SV, Air Force and Navy at this stage are certainly weaker not only the US Armed Forces, but also the Russian Armed Forces, but now no one can predict the development of hostilities. amers against China, an important role is played by the economic factor.
    3. Uncle Sam
      Uncle Sam 29 October 2011 21: 13 New
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      if they will roll it to someone, it’s a rashka that pisses and so the territory was not sick
      1. Joker 29 October 2011 21: 28 New
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        I agree, Russia is close by, but it’s far to the USA, there is no fleet, bullshit fighters, but you can get to Russia but tanks.
  4. L. konstantin
    L. konstantin 29 October 2011 12: 46 New
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    Pindos own blood I want to drown in my own blood! jump to China, rybryt.
  5. SL.Kocegar
    SL.Kocegar 29 October 2011 13: 21 New
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    Americans don’t want to pay the bills (China, I am one of the largest holders of US government debt). And why bother Vietnam and Southeast Asia again, Vietnam wasn’t enough, so the Chinese will be more cunning
    1. PSih2097 29 October 2011 18: 44 New
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      Vietnam was not enough

      What do you think, who else fought there, apart from the Viet Cong?
      1. SL.Kocegar
        SL.Kocegar 29 October 2011 19: 21 New
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        the fact that my uncle was there, I know for sure
  6. SIA
    SIA 29 October 2011 14: 50 New
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    Quote: Russian Man
    I'm sorry, how old are you?

    All questions on age, education, etc., in PM, find out.
  7. Victor 29 October 2011 21: 34 New
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    There can be no global war between China and America at the moment, because a huge number of American production capacities are located in China. For Pindos, striking China is tantamount to owning bloodletting. That is why the Celestial Empire and keeps so arrogant. Technologically, the Chinese army is far behind the American. Even behind the Russian army, it lags behind in matters of technical resources and components. Local skirmishes are possible to determine the type of "Who is the boss in the house." America will now begin at an accelerated pace to look for new platforms for its production in countries without ambition, claims and its own ideology. China’s mistakes will no longer be allowed. As for combat potentials, they depend not on the number of people, but on the quality of their training and the level of development of military equipment in service.
  8. SL.Kocegar
    SL.Kocegar 30 October 2011 04: 16 New
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    Recently, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, while offering Russia cooperation with Iran, publicly gave his assessment of the geopolitical actions of the West. He believes that the US presence in Afghanistan is a lever of pressure on Russia. “They (NATO member countries) seek to take Russia into the ring, and then continue the offensive on India and China,” Ahmadinejad said. But Iran, in his words, is ready to firmly protect the southern flank of Russia. Immediately, he predicted negative prospects for Russia if Moscow underestimated these threats. Russia needs to heed its proposals. This does not mean that Russia needs to get involved in the struggle on the side of Iran or enter into some kind of bloc against the West. But opposition to the plans of the West and cooperation with countries opposing the West are in Russia's interests.
  9. Galina
    Galina 30 October 2011 20: 34 New
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    Unfortunately, now Russia is too weak to become the governing core of such a bloc. And India or China are in opposition, in addition, China, the strongest now, is unlikely to agree to the second roles. Russia needs to mobilize more quickly, but the trouble, democracy and the rights of some “people” turned out to be more important.
    1. Mesniy
      Mesniy 31 October 2011 18: 07 New
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      Well, we’ve come to the “truth”: Raska’s accused of killing human rights ....
  10. does it 1 November 2011 10: 31 New
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    (democracy and the rights of some “people” turned out to be more important.) and why did you get the idea that democracy in Russia is in our country, “freedom of speech” does not mean that we have it. , well, about the failures of some people, in the case of a big fight with the same China or the United States, they and their children will immediately fall to London