What is the intention of the US-Japan-South Korea anti-missile exercise? Expert: Hidden target is to directly target China and Russia missile system
What is the intention of the US-Japan-South Korea anti-missile exercise?
Expert: Hidden target is to directly target China and Russia missile system
[Global Times reporter Guo Yuandan] On the 16th, the officials of the United States, Japan and South Korea issued a press release on the same day: The United States, Japan and South Korea carried out a joint effort to use Aegis ships to deal with ballistic missiles around Hawaii, the United States, from the 8th to the 14th. train.
Kyodo News reported that this is the first time since December 2017 that Japan, the United States and South Korea have conducted joint ballistic missile-related training.
The exercise was held at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range (PMRF), and the subjects of the exercise were to train missile warning capabilities and ballistic missile search and tracking skills. The US, Japan and South Korea shared tactical data and information based on the previously signed agreement.
The exercise was held during the "Pacific Dragon-22" military exercise. The exercise was led by the U.S. Third Fleet, and four countries, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Canada participated in the exercise.
According to South Korean and Japanese media reports, South Korea sent the Aegis destroyer "King Sejong", and Japan sent the Aegis ship "Haguro".
In addition, the United States sent two Aegis ships, Australia sent one Aegis ship, and the Canadian Navy sent one frigate.
Yonhap News Agency said that the ROK Navy also held joint ballistic missile detection and tracking exercises with the United States and Japan when participating in the Rim of the Pacific military exercise, but the situation of the exercises in 2018 and 2020 was not disclosed to the public.
In response to the US-Japan-South Korea exercise, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin responded on the 16th, "As to who this military exercise is targeting, it is best to ask the US side." I have noticed that the DPRK has expressed its concerns on this issue many times.
"Maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula serves the common interests of all parties concerned, and requires all parties to show goodwill to each other and meet each other halfway. The negative impact of the above-mentioned military exercises on the situation on the peninsula is worthy of attention. The parties concerned should act prudently and stop escalating tension and confrontation and harming all parties. An act of mutual trust.”
Military expert Song Zhongping told the Global Times reporter on the 16th that the joint anti-missile exercise between the United States, Japan and South Korea is in the name of the so-called response to the North Korean threat, but in essence, the United States wants to join forces with Japan, South Korea and other countries to build a global anti-missile system with both offense and defense. The hidden target is to directly target the Chinese and Russian missile systems.
Song Zhongping further stated that in order to maintain its own national security, the United States does not hesitate to harm the security of other countries. "This military exercise will strengthen the anti-missile system from multiple perspectives and regions, and establish an anti-missile system for China, Russia and other countries; in addition, through the anti-missile system The construction of China's military can also further consolidate the military alliance of the United States, Japan and South Korea, and there is no doubt that China is one of the targets."