When the smoke of the war of brutal air strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia by NATO led by the United States is burning or will be extinguished, many politicians and militarists, while criticizing the U.S. military expansion strategy, have made two conclusive predictions: first, Americans always have a special liking for war, believing that war is an opportunity for the United States to make profits, and, To ensure that it can profit from war, it is necessary to maintain the advantage of military power.

Therefore, the United States must first consider the arms expansion in the new millennium and provoke a new round of arms race with relevant countries, which will bring great disaster to peace in the new millennium.

Second, starting from hegemonism, the interests of the United States are global, and the security space is also global.

Wherever there is damage to its interests, it will create trouble there and threaten with force when necessary.

That’s why the tragedy that happened in Europe and the Balkans today may be repeated in Asia, Africa or other parts of Latin America tomorrow.

Generally speaking, prophecy always has a certain long-term nature.

But Americans are very realistic.

When you foresee what he may do, he has begun to do it.

Therefore, just after the bell rang in 2000, the United States sounded the gongs and drums for military expansion in the new millennium, and sent the largest and latest aircraft carrier battle group “Stannis” to the Korean peninsula again to hold joint military exercises with the navies of Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asian countries.

It should be said that the US arms expansion in the new millennium began with the adjustment of its military strategy shortly after Clinton took office.

In this regard, this book has been introduced earlier.

Clinton’s second term began in an environment plagued by sex scandals, and he was busy with domestic and foreign affairs.

Obviously, he didn’t have much energy to check the implementation of military strategic adjustment.

In 1999, he fell into the Kosovo crisis again, and the influence of public opinion was unfavorable to Clinton’s military policy.

At the beginning of the new millennium, the rumor hype has disappeared, the Kosovo war has ended, and the expiration of his term of office is getting closer and closer.

Clinton can’t help but consider what kind of image he should take out of the White House in terms of military policy.

Therefore, Clinton recalled the two pillars of the military strategic adjustment he approved: first, whether the heavily invested national missile defense system can ensure the security of the United States.

The second is whether the two wars can be won at the same time.

If there is a war on the Korean Peninsula, whether the deployment of U.S. military forces can adapt.

One day in November 1999, Clinton held secret talks with Pentagon officials to discuss that in the event of the breakdown of the negotiations on the US Russian strategic missile defense system, How to pass the second missile interception test (the first test was conducted in October 1999 to occupy the highest point of military strength, realize the new military plan of the United States and increase more chips for reopening the negotiations on the US Russian strategic missile system.

With the determination made, Pentagon officials and people at the experimental base immediately got busy.

All preparations were carried out according to the plan, and all work was carried out in an orderly manner In particular, Pentagon officials want to show their hand through this experiment in order to keep their position in the next administration.

According to the proposal of the Pentagon, Clinton scheduled the second interception test of the national missile defense system to be held on January 18, 2000.

According to the wishful thinking of the US Department of defense, if the test is successful, it can literally ask the US Congress and the US president for money, so as to strive to deploy this weapon system enough to trigger a new round of arms race before 2005.

Interestingly, this weapon system, which is regarded as the “nuclear umbrella” of the United States by the U.S. military and politicians, is not successful at all.

In fact, both tests ended in failure.

Moreover, the US Department of defense concealed the fatal defects of the system, which cost hundreds of billions of dollars, from US citizens.

On January 18, despite the strong opposition of many countries in the world, the US authorities fired a ballistic missile with a fake warhead over the Pacific Ocean at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 6:20 local time (19 Beijing time).

According to the design of the test scheme, the missile will be accurately shot down by the “smart pebble” interceptor launched from Kwajalein island in the Marshall Islands 20 minutes after launch.

However, the result of the experiment is that the interceptor missile is not close to the ballistic missile at all, let alone hit the ballistic missile.

The second test of the national missile defense system failed again, which greatly disappointed the Americans.

Lieutenant Colonel Rick Renard, a spokesman for the US air force, announced with a depressed look: “for reasons not yet known, our interception test was not successful.

” Although the setback of the experiment has brought many adverse effects to the U.S. Department of defense, they always try their best to make a plausible explanation.

A spokesman for the US Department of defense comforted himself by saying that the results of the test did not have much to do with it, because the powerful Republican Party in the US Congress firmly supported the national missile defense system project jointly carried out by the US Army, navy and air force.

These members of Congress agreed that the United States needs and can build a reliable ballistic missile defense system.

Of course, US Congressmen have their own reasons for being so keen on the NMD system.

They believe that it is very necessary to establish this system in order to prevent the United States from being attacked by unfriendly countries such as North Korea or Iran and to prevent the misfiring of Russian or Chinese missiles.

In addition, there are some institutions that are good at establishing enemies for the United States, such as the Central Intelligence Agency.

They always preach with ulterior motives that although there is no real threat facing the United States at present, missiles such as North Korea’s “Taepodong” are bound to pose a threat to the United States within 10 years, and recent images taken by spy satellites also show that, North Korea is still building missile launch positions.

The interception test of the US national missile defense system is a part of the US strategic missile defense plan and a prelude to US arms expansion.

Naturally, it will be strongly criticized by many countries in the world.

The leaders of China and Russia strongly opposed the US plan.

Russian leaders said that the US plan would trigger a new round of arms race and force Russia to develop more advanced ballistic missiles.

In fact, if the United States insists on building a ballistic missile defense system despite Russia’s strong opposition and does so without reaching an additional agreement with Russia, it means that the United States will have toWithdrawal from the “Anti Ballistic Missile agreement” will completely invalidate the “Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty” signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1972.

The US national missile defense program has also been strongly criticized in the United States.

A missile expert from the Carnegie Endowment for international peace criticized the United States and said: “this us move is bound to disappoint Russia and China.

France, Britain and Germany will also pay attention to every move of the United States, which will eventually trigger a new round of arms race.

” Senior researcher Joseph Selin Thain said: “the political factors of this plan are more than technical factors, or the factors that it faces real threats.

As the election approaches, this move will become more and more politicized, and U.S. Republicans will use the national ballistic missile research process as a handle to attack the Democratic Party’s neglect of national defense.

” Joseph said that since 1962, the United States has spent $120 billion on developing ways to intercept long-range missiles, including the famous “Star Wars” program, but so far it has not developed a truly effective defense system.

Some critics also say that the NMD system is simply impossible to achieve the goal of weapon designers.

Moreover, it is not wise for the US Department of defense to spend its already stretched military spending on a weapon system whose performance is simply unreliable.

The criticism of some US experts not only points to the missile defense plan itself, but also sharply raises its technical problems.

Just four days before the NMD test, the US “New York Times” revealed a big inside story: the NMD system under test has fatal technical problems.

The interceptor can not even identify the difference between missile and balloon, but the US Department of defense has concealed these important problems from the public! The failure of the interception test of the national missile defense system is obviously impossible to prevent the implementation of the new US military plan.

As an important part of the implementation of the new US military plan, the armed forces will certainly show the “domineering” of the United States in various ways.

The most important and best way is to show off their strength and invincibility to the world.

Flaunting force is one of the common means for the United States to achieve diplomatic and national interests.

At present, the United States did not get the expected benefits in the Kosovo war, but was strongly condemned by the Chinese people and even the people of the world, and the image of the United States as a “great power” was seriously damaged.

Therefore, the Pentagon turned its attention from Europe to Asia and showed the strength of the United States to the people of Asia and even the world by showing off its force.

On January 27, 10 days after the failure of the interception test of the national missile defense system, the United States sent its largest and latest aircraft carrier battle group “Stannis” to the Korean peninsula again, and held joint military exercises with the navies of Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asian countries.

The aircraft carrier “Stannis” of the US Navy was designed and manufactured in early 1990 at a total cost of US $3.

5 billion.

It officially entered active service on December 9, 1995.

The sea monster has a flight deck 1092 feet long, 257 feet wide and 244 feet high, which is equivalent to the height of a 24 storey standard building.

The flight deck area is 4.

5 acres, equivalent to the area of several football fields.

It can carry 80 combat aircraft of various types, and the displacement of the aircraft carrier is 97000 tons.

In terms of appearance, it is almost three times larger than the “enterprise” aircraft carrier.

The propulsion system of the aircraft carrier is two nuclear reactors, with a maximum speed of more than 30 knots and four thrusters.

Each thruster has five huge blades, and each thruster weighs 66200 pounds.

It can be seen that this huge ship is not stupid at all.

It is better than similar aircraft carriers.

When the aircraft carrier “nistan” is carrying a huge aircraft carrier, or a joint aircraft carrier at sea, it can destroy the enemy’s attack and defense fortress hundreds of kilometers away.

It can perform strike missions, support ground combat, protect its own maritime battle group or other friendly fleet, and perform maritime or air blockade missions.

When the aircraft carrier performs defense tasks, in addition to carrying carrier aircraft and accompanying frigates, it is also equipped with a standard “sea sparrow” short-range ship to air missile system.

“Paranx” launched 20mm artillery and slq-32 EW system at short range and fast speed.

These three kinds of combat weapon systems are used to deal with incoming enemy aircraft, cruise missiles and electronic warfare targets respectively.

The aircraft carrier battle group Stannis is equipped with seven surface combat ships, two attack submarines and eight squadrons of carrier based aircraft, including one aircraft carrier, two cruisers, two destroyers, one frigate and one supply ship.

The carrier based aircraft squadron includes the 211 Fighter Squadron, the 314th maritime combat Attack Squadron, the 146 maritime combat Attack Squadron, the 147th combat Attack Squadron The 138th Electronic Attack Squadron, the 112th shipborne early warning aircraft Squadron, the 33rd maritime patrol aircraft squadron and the 8th helicopter anti submarine squadron.

The aircraft carrier Stannis has four sets of aircraft ejection and capture devices, which means that four fighters can take off and land at the same time.

The aircraft carrier also carries 3 million gallons of aviation fuel and escort ship fuel, as well as a large amount of ammunition, so it can carry out long-term operations without external supplies.

In the propaganda pamphlet of the United States, the role of the aircraft carrier “Stannis” is very clear: to show American strength and deal with regional crises.

As one of the largest and latest aircraft carriers in the United States, the main task of Stannis aircraft carrier is to carry out continuous air operations when carrying out forward deployment all over the world.

Its shipborne aircraft wing consists of 8 to 9 squadrons, mainly including FA-18 “hornet” fighter, F-14 “male cat” fighter, EA-6B “Predator” electronic warfare attack aircraft, S-3 “pirate” anti submarine aircraft, E-2C “eagle eye” maritime early warning aircraft and SH-60 “Sea Eagle” maritime search and rescue helicopter.

In order to achieve the above purpose, as soon as the Stannis entered the sea of Japan and the waters near the Korean Peninsula, it began to hold joint military exercises with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and the South Korean navy.

The aircraft carrier Stannis first held a communication exercise with the warships of the Japanese maritime self defense force, and then sent its carrier aircraft to conduct maritime joint training with the fighters of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force.

The public affairs department of the aircraft carrier Stannis made it clear: “the new guidelines for Japan US defense cooperation are the guiding principles for us to hold the drill.

Through the drill, we canBeing familiar with each other’s tactics and tactics can improve the ability of future cooperative operations.

” After the exercise with the Japanese maritime self defense force, the Stannis sailed to the Korean Peninsula and berthed on the shore.

During the berthing period, in addition to inviting senior leaders of the South Korean government and military to visit the aircraft carrier, the “Stannis” aircraft carrier also sent aircraft to hold joint military exercises with U.S. aircraft and South Korean Navy fighters stationed in South Korea for many times to show off its force.

During the voyage, Stannis opened its special e-mail address and frequently asked the personnel of all parties on the aircraft carrier to report in detail the situation and feelings of each activity during maritime navigation and joint military exercises with other countries.

However, once it is anchored in a port, the aircraft carrier public affairs department will not allow the website of the “Stannis” to report any situation on the ship.

It is said that for “security reasons”, it is worried about e-mail leakage, resulting in “possible threat to the aircraft carrier”.

After leaving South Korea, the Stannis also went south from the waters near China to Southeast Asian countries to visit there, and finally returned to its home port of San Diego in July.

A discerning person can see clearly that the voyage of the Stannis is entirely to show off the military strength of the United States.

Therefore, when the “Stannis” approached the territorial waters of the DPRK, the Democratic Republic of Korea lodged a strong protest, claiming that the United States’ dispatch of the “Stannis” was tantamount to a challenge to North Korea and world peace.