Guo Han, an observer, has been planning to deploy medium range missiles at the forefront of Asia since it withdrew from the treaty last year. After a series of hype, the United States is no longer covering up, naming Japan as “one of the deployment options.”. On August 14, Marshall Billingslea, the US president’s special envoy on arms control, in an exclusive interview with Japan economic news, discredited China’s nuclear power as an “urgent threat”, saying that the United States was willing to expand security cooperation with Asian countries. He said that the land-based medium range ballistic missile being developed by the United States “is exactly the defense capability expected and necessary by Japan and other allies in the future”, saying that Japan would become the place to be considered for deployment.
has made a special mention of the US’s developing a land based cruise missile with a range of 1000 kilometers and hinting to Japan that Guam must be deployed in other Asian countries because it is too far away from Chinese mainland. According to Nikkei, billingslia is regarded as a hardline to China and has participated in the formulation of the trump administration’s national security policy and is also responsible for arms control negotiations with Russia. The two conventional medium range missiles he mentioned were both developed by the United States after withdrawing from the treaty in August last year. Among them, the land-based cruise missile is expected to enter the actual combat deployment in the middle of 2021, while the land-based medium range ballistic missile will take about 5 years to deploy. After the withdrawal of the treaty, US Defense Secretary esper went to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Australia to “find out” and discuss the possibility of deploying us medium range missiles there. In this regard, the Department of arms control of the Chinese Foreign Ministry has made it clear that the United States’ insistence on deployment in the Asia Pacific region is a provocation at China’s “home door”, and China will never sit back and watch its own interests suffer. In the end, South Korea, the Philippines and Australia explicitly refused to accept the US deployment. This means that Japan is in fact “the only choice.”. Up to now, the Japanese government has not made clear its position on the deployment of midcourse, but there are fierce opposition among the people. In October last year, the Okinawa Ryukyu Shimao newspaper quoted a source as saying that the United States planned to deploy a large number of new “medium range ballistic missiles” (actually referring to the land-based cruise missile) in Japan within two years, believing that this would not only increase the base burden of Okinawa, but also greatly increase the risk of being involved in nuclear war. Japan’s “Daily News” also commented that the deployment of missiles by the United States in Japan will further boost the arms race, which is very dangerous for Japan, which is at the forefront. At the same time, this kind of practice violates Japan’s basic policy of guarding against defense, and it is difficult for the people to accept it emotionally. However, the Japanese government is exploring ways to incorporate the “attack capability against enemy bases” into the basic policy of “dedicated defense”, so as to “give a green light” to the deployment of intermediate guidance. Billingslia expressed support for the discussion in an interview. < / P > < p > he also claimed that the hypersonic missile research and development project of the US R & D center is “a defense capability that can ensure regional stability” and “guard against military threats from China.” Wu Qian, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of defense, said on June 24 that if the US side insists on deploying a middle leader in the Asia Pacific region, it will be a provocation at China’s “door”. China will never sit idly by and take all necessary measures to resolutely counter it. At the same time, China hopes that Japan and other countries concerned will proceed from the overall situation of regional peace and stability, and will not allow the United States to guide its territorial deployment, so as not to fall victim to the US geopolitical plot.