and “5027 plan” can work or not, the 2nd mechanized infantry division of the US Army will play a decisive role. The division is now stationed in pyongze, South Korea. It is one of the only two infantry divisions of the US Pacific headquarters (the other is the 25th light infantry division in Hawaii). With a full strength of about 13000 people, it is the only synthetic unit of the US Army mixed with tanks, mechanized infantry and helicopter assault infantry, and has the most powerful division artillery force in the US Army’s active division, It is known as “unparalleled in the world” in the Far East land war. Whether it can survive the first attack of the Korean army is also directly related to the fighting will of hundreds of thousands of South Korean army. At the same time, the 8th and 51st fighter wing of the US air force deployed in Qunshan and Wushan, South Korea, will be dispatched in an all-round way to focus on attacking the command structure, air defense system, airport, port and nuclear facilities of the North Korean army, strive to destroy the front positions of the North Korean army in the shortest time, and kill a large number of its effective forces, so as to create conditions for the counter offensive of the United States and South Korea.
rushed to the Far East from three directions.
from the current situation, the US military in the Western Pacific has made quite detailed troop deployment in view of the possible military conflict on the Korean Peninsula and the Strait. According to Taiwan’s “militarist” magazine, the US Pacific headquarters will update its plans for China and operations against North Korea every two years. Once an extraordinary situation occurs in either of these two hot spots, the U.S. military will rush to help mainly from Japan, Guam and the west coast of the United States.
in the direction of Japan, the U.S. military is mainly dominated by the 5th air force aviation team stationed in Yokota, the U.S. Navy “” nuclear aircraft carrier and its shipborne aviation troops stationed in Yokosuka, and the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Okinawa. Over the years, these forces have become important pawns in the “Japan South Korea integration” combat system carefully built by the United States. The sound of a gun on the “38th parallel” is the action horn of the US military stationed in Japan, and there is almost no need to assemble and dispatch in the middle. In addition, according to the so-called “strategic flexibility” principle agreement reached between South Korea and the United States on the US military in South Korea in January 2006, the US military in South Korea can participate in military operations beyond the scope of the Korean Peninsula, which means that the US military in South Korea can also invest in the direction of the Taiwan Strait.
is located in Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. As a second-line base of the U.S. military, Guam sends an stealth strike squadron composed of B-2 bombers and F-22 fighters, the 15th attack nuclear submarine squadron and the Third Expedition of the U.S. Marine Corps to the far east. They can arrive in the theater in one to three days. Park Zhen, a member of the Grand National Party of South Korea, once disclosed that American bombers, surface ships and nuclear submarines from Guam can attack 944 rear targets of North Korea with missiles, making North Korea unable to continue the war. After the “9 + 9” incident, the United States Navy sent an aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula within 6 days to ensure that it could not respond to the “9 + 11” incident and that it could send another aircraft carrier to the surrounding waters of the Korean Peninsula within 6 days.
of course, it will still be the US local forces that really play a key role in the change of hot spots in the Far East. At present, the fastest overseas deployment of the U.S. Army is the six “Shrek” combat brigades (code named SBCT). This rapid response force composed of 293 wheeled combat vehicles and 3813 officers and soldiers can be sent to areas 2450 kilometers away in 96 hours. Judging from the current situation, the 1st and 3rd brigades in Lewisburg, Washington, the 172 brigade in winwright, Alaska, and the 2nd brigade in scoffe Baraks, Hawaii are the “Shrek” brigade closest to the Far East. According to the latest “10-1403 transport capacity index” released by the U.S. military, even with the “almost perfect” organization and cooperation, 60 C-17 transport aircraft will take 13 days to transport a “Shrek” brigade to South Korea (this only takes Lewisburg on the west coast of the United States as the starting point). In an article introducing the US SBCT force, Hong Kong’s Asia Pacific defense magazine stressed that since the “Shrek” brigade is mainly composed of light armored vehicles and a small number of medium caliber artillery, and it takes more than a week for them to arrive in South Korea, it will leave a considerable “window of victory” for the Korean army.
build bases on the East and west sides to contain Iran’s
. As for the direction of the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military has already begun to build military bases on the East and West wings of Iran for “unexpected needs”. In December 2005, the U.S. military built nine Air Force bases in Helmand, Herat, Nimroz, balk, Kost and Paktia provinces in Afghanistan. They can take off and land large transport aircraft, strategic bombers and fighter bombers. At the same time, each base can store about one mechanized infantry brigade’s combat materials.
particularly make Iran feel that the U.S. military has built four super bases in talir in the south, Assad in the west, Balad in the middle and Irbil in the north of Iraq. These new bases have permanent characteristics. Inside, there are buildings with more complete facilities and stronger structure, which can withstand the direct bombardment of artillery. At the same time, the US military also used more than 100 military bases left over from Saddam’s regime to store a large amount of weapons and ammunition.
according to the new Yorker magazine published in January, the U.S. military has stored a large number of ground penetrating bombs and cluster bombs in the military bases in Iraq. These munitions are simply useless in the Iraqi battlefield where the enemy and ourselves are not divided, and the meaning of their blade is self-evident.
Paul beaver, a British independent analyst, said that because the military bases built by the US military in Afghanistan and Iraq are closer and closer to the Iranian border, and the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy is anchored in the Gulf region, Iran has reason to worry that the US is trying to encircle itself. Iran is not only worried about the U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also worried about the military cooperation between the United States and the Gulf Arab countries. At present, in Saudi Arabia, US aircraft often take off from Zahran commercial airport to provide support to soldiers on missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Qatar, the US military has reserved equipment for a whole mechanized brigade. According to the agreement between the United States and the member states of the Gulf Cooperation CouncilAccording to the agreement, once “something happens” in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military has the right to use “all war resources” stored in bases in Arab countries in the Gulf.
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