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China and the United States: the tension increases?

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According to a recent report by Reuters, the United States intends to increase ship groupings off the Pacific coast of China. 3rd Command fleet The US Navy plans to send additional warships to the shores of East Asia to carry out certain missions. Experts associate such activity with B.H. Obama's plans to establish "equilibrium" in the Asia-Pacific region.


China and the United States: the tension increases?


The command of the third fleet of the US Navy is going to send more ships to the East Asia region. These ships will operate in conjunction with the seventh fleet, based in Japan, reports TASS with reference to Reuters.

The agency refers to an anonymous source in the US government. “Even more ships of the third fleet will be sent to the region in the future,” the representative of the US authorities said on condition of confidentiality. He and another official said that the ships would perform a number of tasks, but they did not provide the details, ”he said. TASS Reuters message.

The agency recalls that a third fleet, based in San Diego, California, usually operates in the eastern Pacific. And, if these ships relocate to East Asia, they will be outside the former theater of action.

The composition of the fleet includes 4 aircraft carrier and more than a hundred ships. In April, 2016, several ships assigned to the fleet, were already sent to the region. They included destroyers with guided missiles.

As for the seventh fleet, it includes the carrier strike group, 80 ships and 140 aircraft.

Reuters also points out that information about a possible relocation appeared against the background of tensions between the United States and China, which is associated with the situation in the South China Sea. We are talking about territorial disputes: China is leading them now with Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The United States and Japan claim that Beijing has created at least 7 artificial islands, and all of them can have a dual purpose. Beijing denies such accusations, insisting on the peaceful nature of its construction.

Expert Center for Strategic and International Studies Greg Pauling, whose opinion leads RIA "Vladnews", notes that sending additional warships is part of Barack Obama’s plan to relocate US forces to establish a balance in the region.

Received a comment from China.

The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Lu Kahn said that China would oppose plans for the transfer of American ships to the shores of East Asia if such a transfer would undermine regional peace and stability.

“The United States has the right to decide for itself how to spend the money of American taxpayers. However, if these actions will undermine regional peace and stability, we will definitely oppose, "- Quo quotes RIA News".

This sharp controversy was preceded by the statements of Japan concerning the East China Sea. Their resource leads "Zero Hedge".

The last round of growth of tension in the East China Sea, as noted by Japanese officials, was the appearance of a Chinese warship near the disputed islands of Senkaku (Diaoyu).

The fact is that the appearance of a military ship was noted for the first time. Earlier, China regularly sent non-military patrol vessels there, the newspaper notes.

The deputy head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Akitaka Saiki, in Tokyo, even called the Chinese ambassador (it was about two o'clock in the morning) and expressed "serious concern" in connection with this issue.

A warship, a frigate, was seen at a distance of less than 24 nautical miles from a chain of uninhabited islands. The Japanese ships were "in contact" with the Chinese frigate as it approached the zone and warned him for about two hours, demanding a change in course.

The Japanese government believes that China’s actions “unilaterally” contribute to the “escalation of tensions in this region.” And so the Japanese are "seriously concerned." Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has already ordered the Japanese fleet and the coast guard on alert.

As for the Chinese, those through the Ministry of Defense responded that the Diaoyu Islands are "Chinese territory", and therefore "the passage of Chinese warships through the waters that are in the country's own jurisdiction is reasonable and legal." Other countries "do not have the right to make irresponsible statements."

And here is another interesting twist: in Tokyo they said that at about the same time two Russian ships were noticed in the waters belonging to the islands. It is unclear whether their presence was connected with the Chinese frigate. Japanese officials said they did not protest the appearance of Russian ships.

According to the head of the HSE School of Oriental Studies, Alexei Maslov, the period when the United States in this region felt comfortable came to an end with the arrival of the Chinese leadership Xi Jinping. The new leader began to pursue a more persistent policy of upholding Chinese interests around the disputed islands. “Over the last three years, there has been a clear escalation of tension. Building US naval presence is their response to Beijing's activity in Southeast Asia, ”said the expert. Reedus.

According to him, the Chinese chose the option of increasing their military presence in the region, that is, for every step of the PRC, the American response will follow a more or less parity move. “The danger of the escalation taking place, of course, is not that the US and China are going to unleash an armed local conflict,” said Maslov. - The danger is that a collision between Chinese and American warships can occur by accident - for example, during dangerous maneuvering. Then the matter will not be limited to diplomatic notes. ”

Presumably, we add in conclusion that in the near future, the US will increase the naval forces in the region and increase the number of visits to the territorial waters of the disputed islands, where China is "peaceful construction."

We should not forget about the Chinese initiative “The Sea Silk Road for the 21st Century”. Tensions between China and the United States, warships in the region against the background of Japanese diplomatic protests - all this can lead to an unstable situation not only in the Pacific, but also in the world. No wonder other analysts have been predicting the Third World War for several years, which allegedly will begin with a military confrontation between China and the United States.

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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 21 June 2016 06: 04
    +7
    Now the Chinese must answer the Nobel Prize winner.
    1. Dembel77
      Dembel77 21 June 2016 09: 15
      +1
      The United States intends to increase the grouping of ships off the Pacific coast of China.
      International Gendarme - United States - in his favorite role. But is there enough strength to control the whole world in the near future? This is a big question.
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 21 June 2016 11: 22
        +6
        I'm telling you...
        China will never trample against the United States. No one wants to lose their largest market and a serious investor. In this sense, Russia should not count on China. In this regard, Russia is one on one with the United States. Rather, it is one against the entire Western world. India is not particularly worth relying on - another country of the victorious Middle Ages is trying to sit on two chairs. And Iran is no better - after lifting the sanctions, it is trying by all means to make peace with the West and Russia is only a competitor to it in oil trade.
        1. nadezhiva
          nadezhiva 21 June 2016 15: 09
          +2
          Quote: Basarev
          I tell you ... China will never trample against the United States. No one wants to lose their largest market and a serious investor.
          Wiki to help you wink
          With a high share of foreign investment, almost 80% of all foreign investors in the PRC economy are ethnic Chinese (Huaqiao) living abroad. The volume of foreign direct investment in the economy of China in 2011 amounted to $ 116 billion (in 2001, only $ 40,7 billion)
          And if about the birds: how much do the Chinese keep mattress covers in securities? And the latter have long been scratching their hands to eliminate these debts.
        2. Weyland
          Weyland 22 June 2016 01: 19
          +1
          Quote: Basarev
          China will never trample against the United States. No one wants to lose their largest market and a serious investor.


          The same thing was said by experts about European countries on the eve of the WWII ...
          1. Talgat
            Talgat 22 June 2016 17: 22
            0
            quite right

            The logic of economics and common sense has never worked before wars. Before the First World War, all the media assured that WWI was impossible - citing the volumes of mutual trade and investments of European countries as an example. Plus, all the relatives are monarchs.

            But geopolitics turned out to be stronger.

            All those analysts who directly say that the 21st century is the century of confrontation between China and the "world government" are right. China realized a long time ago that it is impossible to come to an agreement or come to a compromise with them - they simply do not understand what cooperation or compromises are - like bandits - they just need to suppress everyone around. Regardless of the consequences.
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 21 June 2016 13: 29
        +1
        I would like to advise the staff not to check how serious the intentions of the Chinese are. For a mattress, this can end very badly in all respects. The defeated "king" will be kicked even by former vassals. crying
        1. Firstvanguard
          Firstvanguard 21 June 2016 23: 10
          0
          Quote: GSH-18
          The defeated "king" will be kicked even by former vassals. crying

          Vassals will kick first and finish last wassat
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    3. siberalt
      siberalt 21 June 2016 11: 35
      +2
      Any statement by any country in the world about its sovereignty causes concern for the United States. And if this is announced openly, then "tension" arises. Especially if we take into account the clearly outlined impotence of the "exceptional" in its ability to forcefully push its "democracy" wherever it pleases.
  2. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 21 June 2016 06: 23
    +4
    The times when the United States has poked its nose everywhere and everywhere are ending. The events of recent years are evidence of this. Having a powerful US army, they have never really achieved their military objectives other than harming the economic potential of states. At that time, China turned from a third-rate country into a leading world power and states, whether they want it or not, this will have to be reckoned with.
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 21 June 2016 07: 48
      +4
      China has become a leading power in the world only thanks to cheap labor, and now, as well as before .. it will not be able to oppose the United States militarily! And in the economic one hundred percent it does not want to, they will raise it now, and they will bring it down themselves they don’t want to, don’t go to the grandmother! If China wants to bring down the US economy, then he himself will fly into such a deep hole that his mother doesn’t grieve! sad !
  3. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 21 June 2016 06: 31
    0
    Interestingly, in the photo on the arm, the other hand is clenched into a fist, the other arm is superimposed on the elbow bend?
  4. Siberian
    Siberian 21 June 2016 06: 46
    +5
    America's national policy to carry "democracy" around the world is sprouting. Now in the Geyrop of the troops, then to Africa, Afghanistan, now to China. Guys do not tear, because it is not for nothing that it is said that you need to walk the width of your own pants. Oh risk winked
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 21 June 2016 07: 49
      0
      They print grandmothers, on which the whole world lives ... than these kazlams are torn apart, they can only be torn, and then with great difficulty!
  5. sa-ag
    sa-ag 21 June 2016 07: 13
    +3
    Anyway, the initiator is China, which has begun to explicitly state its claims without settling this issue in court
  6. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 21 June 2016 07: 25
    +2
    According to the head of the HSE School of Oriental Studies, Alexei Maslov, the period when the United States felt comfortable in this region came to an end with the advent of Xi Jinping to the leadership of the PRC.
    After all, for a long time V.V. Putin said that the unipolar world order was coming to an end. Europe, the Middle East, and now also Southeast Asia are starting to "kick up" against the United States. And after all, they there perfectly understand all this, but they cannot oppose something concrete, effective.
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 21 June 2016 07: 29
      +4
      Quote: LÄRZ
      After all, V.V. has long been Putin said a unipolar world order is coming to an end.

      Yeah, and more recently at the economic forum in St. Petersburg, he said the exact opposite "..." America is a great power, today, probably, the only superpower. We accept this, we want and are ready to work with the United States ... "
      1. igorka357
        igorka357 21 June 2016 07: 50
        +1
        Politics is a delicate matter!
      2. Beefeater
        Beefeater 21 June 2016 10: 11
        +3
        Quote: sa-ag
        Quote: LÄRZ
        After all, V.V. has long been Putin said a unipolar world order is coming to an end.

        Yeah, and more recently at the economic forum in St. Petersburg, he said the exact opposite "..." America is a great power, today, probably, the only superpower. We accept this, we want and are ready to work with the United States ... "

        Putin and about Obama said that he is a smart and decent person. Diplomacy however.
        1. Basarev
          Basarev 21 June 2016 11: 31
          +3
          Look, the thing is ... It is much easier to maintain the title of superpower than to achieve it. And the United States was able to defend its superpower in a fight with the USSR itself - and brilliantly won, first depriving it of the status of a superpower, and then destroying it. Which of the current gosudarisheks can challenge the US superpower, since even the almighty USSR could not? So my point of view - there will be no multipolar world - the noses are not mature. There will be a unipolar world today, tomorrow and forever. It is ridiculous to imagine how rogue countries, to which Russia is actively gaining friends, will be able to overturn America. Any nuclear weapon can wave nuclear weapons. And you really need to be able to achieve the American standard of living - the main reason for the attractiveness of the American project. This is not for you to trade sovereignty for personal recognition in the West. Here you need to think.
          1. Odysseus
            Odysseus 21 June 2016 13: 21
            0
            Quote: Basarev
            And the United States was able to defend its superpower in a fight with the USSR itself - and brilliantly won, first depriving it of the status of a superpower, and then destroying it.

            In fact, the USSR destroyed the Central Committee of the CPSU under the leadership of Gorbachev. This became possible due to the degeneration of the party, which in turn was due to mistakes in building socialism made by Khrushchev. The role of the United States here is scanty. Moreover, until 1989, they generally thought that "perestroika" this is such a cover operation to weaken them and split the unity of the Western world.
            Quote: Basarev
            Which of the current states of the world can challenge US superpower

            The world of modern capitalism is ruled by financial capital (mostly Jewish), and not by the United States at all. The USA is simply the country of its localization (the second largest in the world after Israel).
            Quote: Basarev
            There will be a unipolar world today, tomorrow and forever.

            Well, of course, the millennial Reich laughing In fact, capitalism itself is a recent invention. And its present stage (globalism), under the leadership of the USA-Israel, is only 70 years old.
            Everything flows, everything changes. And this anti-human world order will definitely not linger on Earth for a long time.
            Quote: Basarev
            And to achieve the American standard of living - the main reason for the attractiveness of the American project

            Funny. Tell us about the American standard of living for millions of their citizens living in trailers, social benefits, etc. Or at least an ordinary American who has been working hard for decades to pay off a mortgage.
            America’s strength is not in living standards, but in the fact that they write the rules of the game for the rest of the world, and this, in turn, is due to the fact that America is the main base for TNCs and major banks, the dollar is the regulator of world trade, plus military bases around the world and military strength (including nuclear weapons).
            1. Basarev
              Basarev 21 June 2016 20: 04
              -1
              Quote: Odyssey
              Tell us about the American standard of living for millions of their citizens living in trailers, social benefits, etc.

              In percentage terms, the proportion of people living in trailers is negligible and therefore they are rightly considered marginalized. And the allowance in the USA is quite comparable with our good salary, and, if you weren’t out of your mind, you yourself would agree to live in the USA for the allowance. But in essence - the bulk of Americans live an order of magnitude better than us, and it is the colossal gap in the standard of living between American and local commoners that drives pro-American sentiments in hearts that are quite sincere. People are hoping to work together with the United States to achieve the American standard of living, and most importantly, many countries have succeeded, for example, Japan, South Korea and Singapore. True, in those countries the government began with the destruction of clanism, corruption and the oligarchy, but this does not change the essence: it was the pro-American sentiments that played the most important role: people wanted to be worthy of their American friends and therefore tried to overcome the shortcomings of their systems.
              1. Revolver
                Revolver 21 June 2016 21: 31
                0
                Quote: Basarev
                And the allowance in the USA is quite comparable with our good salary, and, if you weren’t out of your mind, you yourself would agree to live in the USA for the allowance

                Unemployment benefits in 2014 were $ 600 per week. Since then it has increased (inflation adjustment every year), and how much I know for sure if I lose my job.
                1. Basarev
                  Basarev 21 June 2016 21: 46
                  0
                  So I’m talking about this. Not with the usual beggarly salary, who was even lower than the Chinese thanks to the efforts of some, but caught up with a good, excellent salary, which even in Moscow is not easy to find, the American allowance was equal.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 21 June 2016 08: 28
    0
    It is necessary all over the world constantly and year-round to nightmare the striped, you look with wide walking pants and tear. And will be completely non-exclusive.
  8. azer
    azer 21 June 2016 08: 29
    0
    Question to you analytics. Will Russia help China in a conflict with the United States? What do you think?
    1. vladimirvn
      vladimirvn 21 June 2016 09: 14
      0
      Are you on the account of Nagorno-Karabakh, do you feel the soil? You’re kidding me, right?
      And she is of different help. And this is not always in the form of armed participation on the side of an ally.
      1. azer
        azer 21 June 2016 09: 49
        +1
        The question was asked in the format of the fact that if the conflict is armed between China and the United States, will Russia help the military or put forward its troops against the United States? And Nagorno-Karabakh, like the Europeans, you also play with double standards
        1. vladimirvn
          vladimirvn 21 June 2016 09: 55
          +1
          We have one standard. The interests of Russia. Enough fed parasites within the USSR. This will not happen again.
          1. Beefeater
            Beefeater 21 June 2016 10: 12
            +3
            Will, you see
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        3. iliya87
          iliya87 21 June 2016 11: 19
          0
          An example of double standards in a respected azer studio! Let's analyze 1-2 examples on a specific fact, but we will not be based on your or someone else's conclusion.
          1. azer
            azer 21 June 2016 16: 23
            0
            Ilya, you still have not recognized that Armenia attacked us and seized the territory. Do you think she didn’t attack us?
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    3. iliya87
      iliya87 21 June 2016 11: 17
      +2
      Definitely not only Russia will help. We did not officially fight in Vietnam, however, this did not prevent us from helping them defeat the United States and their allies would anyone argue that our help was invaluable. Who will stop China from helping such a plan? taking into account the fact that, unlike Vietnam, we have a common border between the countries.
    4. Odysseus
      Odysseus 21 June 2016 12: 58
      0
      Quote: azer
      Question to you analytics. Will Russia help China in a conflict with the United States? What do you think?

      A strange question. Of course not. How can we help China? Their land army is already the strongest in the world, we have no de facto fleet, the Air Force hardly covers its own territory.
      Who would help us ourselves! The only thing is, we can help them by joining a nuclear war.
      But here you are, thank you. Let the PRC and the United States deal on their own.
      1. azer
        azer 21 June 2016 16: 20
        0
        Odyssey if there is already a nuclear war then there will be nothing to help the whole world
        1. Odysseus
          Odysseus 21 June 2016 17: 39
          0
          Quote: azer
          Odyssey if there is already a nuclear war then there will be nothing to help the whole world

          Do not exaggerate. The world will not perish from a nuclear war. But the fact is that Russia, in the event of a hypothetical conflict between the United States and China, can help China only nuclear weapons. What will it not do? Here is the answer to your original question.
          1. azer
            azer 21 June 2016 17: 53
            0
            Odysseus, why do all scientists talk about nuclear winter and built bunkers in case of a nuclear war, and you say that the world will not die, I doubt it
    5. Siberia 9444
      Siberia 9444 21 June 2016 17: 43
      0
      I think it’s smart enough there to be unflattering, not our warrior, but we will help with raw materials and iron. Best of course for gold lol
  9. demiurg
    demiurg 21 June 2016 09: 37
    0
    Ilf and Petrov, One-Storied America

    But he spoke confidently about world politics and did not want to listen to any
    objections. He stated, for example, that war would be in five years.
    “Why exactly in five?” Why not in seven?
    “No, no, Misters, exactly five years later.”
    - But why?
    - Don't tell me why! I know. No seriously. Oh, but! I tell you
    - the war will be in five years.

    Of course, I am not Mr. Adams, and I will not name the exact date. This Adams calculated the year of Pearl Harbor. There are too many contradictions; all superpowers are each preparing for their own war. We swear that there are few ships under construction for the Navy, but now the main thing is nuclear weapons and ground forces.
  10. Aviagr
    Aviagr 21 June 2016 10: 05
    -1
    P and ndoses should besiege China until it rose, in the sense that it has not gained enough strength to confront the amers. But they will not do this with their own hands - there all the neighbors of China are angry with him from past wars and will be happy to (together with the patronage of the peninsula) coax China, lowering its economy and military machine (at the same time disassembling / dividing the disputed islands and the Himalayas). And this conflict should begin in the next year or two, because oil starts to rise in price again, and having dropped one of its largest consumers, pi-ss will again lower prices to 20_pics_br_brl, which they will do to us, and the Middle East will again be lowered to its knees (including Iran). And China seems to be seeing nothing and how France in 2MB believes that they are somehow not touched ... :-)
    It is no coincidence that the Japanese started an old song with us about the peace treaty so that we would not accidentally harness for China. DPRK is being gouged out under the guise (or maybe they will start from it?) - we have not been their defenders for a long time, and China will not have time.
    No one will land on land in China, but the fleet will be destroyed, the islands (not disputed, but Chinese) will be transferred to Taiwan - i.e. they will cut off China’s access to the sea, forcing them to direct their aggression and wounded pride into Siberia. So in one fell swoop, the pi-s will solve a hundred of their problems and create the same for us.
    China would be a little proud to decrease it and fall into our legs, before it’s too late - but no, they’ve been swollen from a hurry, but the Americans will quickly let them stink ... But it will all come to us ...
    1. Tsoy
      Tsoy 21 June 2016 12: 44
      0
      it was necessary to besiege at the beginning of two thousandths, now it is too late. China is the largest holder of US debt. With regards to past wars. Has China ever won anyone? in the sense of our era?
      1. Aviagr
        Aviagr 21 June 2016 13: 45
        0
        It is not too late - and holding IOUs - only pushes to "sort out" with the creditor. In case of victory, one can take offense and "forgive" oneself a debt - as a sign of compensation for expenses. After all, it is not for nothing that they even want to ascribe the explosion of their own towers by the tsrushniki either to Iran or to the Arabs - i.e. also make money on this.
        But once again I repeat: the Americans obviously will not participate themselves, for example, a couple of torpedoes from submarines, missiles from ships and air defense assistance, and they say - Filipinos shot down from bamboo. In general, the Chinese do not have to wait long ..
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 June 2016 10: 45
    +2
    The fleet includes 4 aircraft carriers and more than a hundred ships

    It is not enough for the United States to confront Russia, they also decided to "joke" China. Well, well, let's see what kind of "sugalka" America has and whether it will be enough for two fronts. Something tells me that with such aspirations it won't take long to overstrain. Idiocy, you cannot call it anything else, is growing stronger in the American political world. Well, if they consider themselves immortal and invulnerable, then even diplomacy (I'm not even talking about doctors) will no longer help.
  12. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 21 June 2016 11: 32
    0
    gunboat policy will work against Papua New Guinea well or against Haiti. and against China .. it's like GRANDMA FOR TWO SAID ..
  13. Dulat
    Dulat 21 June 2016 12: 43
    0
    The United States is understandably an arrogant country, and the stronger the more impudent China becomes, the more claims it has against the territories of other countries. Disputed territories must be resolved together with all applicants, and not just land on the islands and say "mine, and I do not care about your opinions because I am strong." The Chinese do not know gratitude. Russia China raw materials and technologies and in response to products with high added value. I will not be surprised in the US-China conflict, Russia will come to the rescue, and I will not be surprised if China does not come to the rescue during the RF-US conflict, and will profit from it
  14. Mestny
    Mestny 21 June 2016 12: 49
    -1
    Quote: Basarev
    Which of the current gosudarisheks can challenge the US superpower, since even the almighty USSR could not? So my point of view - there will be no multipolar world - the noses are not mature.

    History can dispute.
    How many were there, such superpowers ...
  15. ML-334
    ML-334 21 June 2016 13: 25
    0
    Whoever cuts off communications is on horseback, at least 15 aircraft carriers. At the expense of whether Russia will harness for China, harness it, although it’s necessary to learn the cunning strings in vain.
  16. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 21 June 2016 16: 44
    0
    By the summer of 1941 (a few months before Pearl Harbor), Washington managed not only to pass a law on lend-lease and introduce universal military service in a non-warring country, but also actually participated in the battle for the Atlantic on the side of Britain. The first American ship "Ruben James" was sunk near Iceland by a German U-552 submarine six weeks before the outbreak of the war in the Pacific.
  17. Pirato
    Pirato 21 June 2016 17: 39
    0
    Something like this)))
  18. 123321
    123321 21 June 2016 18: 21
    +1
    The site http://www.defconwarningsystem.com/, owned by a U.S. radio enthusiast, who, along with like-minded people, monitors military radio channels day and night, announced that the United States has increased its alert level to Defcon 3.

    Translation of their message: “This is the DEFCON Warning System. Warning status from 1:51 AM Monday, March 16, 2015. Status is yellow. DEFCON 3. "
    Currently, there is no imminent nuclear threat to the United States, but the situation is considered unstable and can change rapidly.
    We continue to monitor unusual and disturbing military radio exchanges, which may mean, as it seems to us, skirmishes or interaction with some hostile side. In addition, radio reports indicate an increased level of basic anxiety (?), As well as the involvement of the Canadian Air Force.

    We must emphasize that we cannot confirm what is actually happening, and we do not have any official statements about the events. We must respond to the information in our hands.
    We will continue to update information as new information becomes available.

    The DEFCON Warning System is a privately owned company that monitors global events and evaluates nuclear threats against the United States from various national organizations. It is not associated with any state body and does not represent the official state of readiness of any military unit.
    Recall:

    DEFCON (abbreviation, English. DEFense readiness CONdition - readiness of defense) - the scale of readiness of the armed forces of the United States of America. It shows the progression of provisions for communication between the joint committee of chiefs of staff and commanders of the combined teams.

    The codes correspond to the intensity of the military situation. The standard protocol in peacetime is DEFCON 5, which decreases with the heating and tightening of the military situation.
    Levels:

    DEFCON 5 - ordinary military readiness, corresponding to peacetime.
    DEFCON 4 - is similar to the fifth level, but the activity of intelligence services is increasing. The USA spent almost the entire Cold War at this level.
    DEFCON 3 - high alert level. All military units replace their radio call signs according to classified documents. In total, the level of combat readiness of DEFCON 3 was declared three times - during the Doomsday War, during the inter-Korean crisis in 1970 and after 11 of September 2001.
    DEFCON 2 - this level precedes maximum combat readiness. Only one case of declaring this level is reliably known - during the Caribbean crisis (only for the Strategic Air Command - the armed forces as a whole remained at the DEFCON 3 level).
    DEFCON 1 - maximum combat readiness. It implies that the United States is on the eve of a large-scale military conflict with the possible use of weapons of mass destruction. US troops have never been transferred to this level of readiness, only in November 1983, as part of the ten-day command exercises of NATO Experienced Shooter in Western Europe, a training alarm corresponding to this level was worked out.
  19. Zomanus
    Zomanus 22 June 2016 00: 07
    0
    So what? Well, they rattle with weapons, call ambassadors on the carpet and report back.
    And that’s all over. For there is such money spinning between these countries ...