CSIS Report: ‘Deteriorating’ Security Situation in Western Pacific

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    CSIS Report: ‘Deteriorating’ Security Situation in Western Pacific
    By OTTO KREISHER, Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — The proliferation of “some very sophisticated weapon systems” in the Western Pacific, primarily by China and Russia, “is starting to change the balance of power” and could make it harder for the U.S. military to exercise its power, a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report warned April 4.

    The best way to respond to that “deteriorating” security situation is for the United States, Australia and Japan “to integrate our efforts better” and promote greater regional military interoperability, particularly in maritime operations, based on “the shared interests of our countries,” the author of the report said.

    Andrew Shearer, a former national security advisor to Australian prime ministers, said he narrowed his study to Australia and Japan “because they are the U.S.’s two most capable maritime partners in the region” for operations in the higher range of military missions. “As we’re looking at reassuring [other] allies and partners, we really do need high-end partners.”

    More at: http://www.seapowermagazine.org/stories/20160404-aussiejapan.html
     
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    The only way forward in east asia is to create the "Pacific Treaty Organization", a pacific NATO. China is too big to take on by ourselves and its to big for its neighbors to take on by themselves. The good thing about the situation in the Pacific is that being effective militarily relies on having a powerful navy and an amphibious force. These are expensive to maintain if you need air craft carriers, LHD's, destroyers etc. China has a lot of money but it would be a big drain on them.
     
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