President Barack Obama’s order to relocate and placed four major strategic weapons, including 30,000 Marines near China is to reduce America’s reaction time. A key part of United States, Asia rebalancing strategy.

The 30,000 U.S. Marines will be deployed in Hawaii and a military bases in Guam, the Philippines and South Korea to counterbalance China.

South Korea’s Munhwa Ilbo has reported that the United States “four major strategic weapons” to be placed either in South Korea or in Guam and this are,

1. U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carriers, the USS Ronald Reagan was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. And another fleet of nuclear powered carrier will be stationed at the US naval base in Guam.front02

2. U.S. F-22 stealth fighters F-22 Raptors sit on the flight line at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii Feb. 12.  The fighters and more than 250 Airmen from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., are bound for Kadena Air Base, Japan.  This is the Raptor's first overseas operational deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)

3. U.S. nuclear attack submarines timthumb

4. B-2 stealth bombers – A report expresses that three B-2 bombers were moved to Guam in August.bomber1

Experts believe that Beijing’s land reclamation activities and building a third airstrip in the disputed South China Sea, which is sufficiently long enough to accommodate most Chinese military aircraft are the primary reason for the relocation of four major strategic weapons and U.S. marines. Also North Korea’s nuclear program is the other reason.

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By: Brad Cole

 

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