The United States of America plan to increase the military presence on the island of Guam, which today is the largest military strategic object of America in the Pacific Ocean. According to the information published on October twenty -sixth, the information of the Americans are primarily related to the growth of the military positions of the PRC at sea.
So, in particular, the United States plan to build on Guam Doc, designed to receive atomic aircraft carriers, such as Nimitz. Also, the plans of the US military command include the installation on the island of the latest air defense systems, as well as the expansion of the Andersen aviation base, which is located northeast of the town of South on the island.
The Daily Telegraph agency notes that according to preliminary data, the work planned by the Americans will cost their budget twelve billion dollars. It is worth noting that the amount spent on strengthening the island of Guam will become record for the American Pacific Fleet since the Second World War, as well as the largest naval project implemented over the past ten years.
Journalists associate the strengthening of Guam with China, whose naval power has increased greatly in recent years, which is why it can pose a potential threat to American military positions in the Pacific region. So the publication recalls that over the past decade, the PRC Navy has been replenished with a large number of modern -type military vessels, including submarines and destroyers produced in Russia. Moreover, according to the plans published by Beijing, by 2020, the Chinese Navy will also have four the latest aircraft carriers.
It is worth noting that the inhabitants of Guam greatly criticized the American government regarding their construction plans on the island of new military facilities. So the islanders believe that the construction of the Doca in itself will bring great damage to the ecosystem of Guam, which already suffers from the military presence of the Americans. In addition, the ecology will also affect a significant increase in the population of the island. According to preliminary calculations made by the analysts of the US Armed Forces, after completing the construction, the American military contingent located on the GUAM will increase to nineteen thousand marine infantrymen, which will be achieved by transferring to the island of military personnel from the Okinawa of the US military base of the USA military base.
Today on the island of Guam there are several objects of the US Armed Forces. In addition to the Andersen aviation base, on the territory of which there is a thirty -sixth air force of the US Air Force, it is also the APRA Navy base, and several more small objects. Thus, American military facilities occupy about sixteen thousand hectares or 29% of the total area of the island.