China will soon face arc of US f-35 other fighters and bombers

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  1. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    WASHINGTON: The American who leads the leading edge of our sword in the Pacific — the Air Force — worries that China‘s sometimes “aggressive approach” in using its fighters, bombers and ships to signal its territorial claims across the Pacific creates “the potential” for a serious incident in the region.

    But Air Force Gen. Herb “Hawk” Carlisle carefully calibrated his response, praising the “professionalism” of the pilots engaged in the cat and mouse game across the Pacific. Carlisle also pointed to China’s recent consolidation of its maritime law enforcement agencies, who used to labor under five different organizations, as a positive sign. Command and control appears to be improving as a result of moving four agencies into the State Oceanic Administration.

    But the United States and its allies are clearly working well together to remind China that it faces enormous power and cannot act unilaterally without cost. The latest American fighters and bombers will be deployed in an arc from Japan to India, lacing across all of China’s maritime regions, Carlisle made clear.

    America’s most capable all-around air weapon, the F-35, will be deployed first in the Pacific once it achieves Initial Operating Capability (IOC), Carlisle said. Air Force F-35s probably will head to four bases: Misawa, Japan; Kadena, Japan; Osan Air Base, Korea; and Kunsan Air Base, Korea. No final decision has been made but Carlisle made it pretty clear these bases fit the glove best.

    In Australia, the U.S. Air Force plans to send “fighters, tankers and at some point in the future, maybe bombers on a rotational basis,” Carlisle said during a Defense Writers Group breakfast. They will operate near the Australian Air Force base at Darwin.

    Singapore is buying F-35Bs. Other US fighters will fly from Korat air base in Thailand. And American aircraft may operate from Indonesia and Malaysia, and a base in India, Carlisle China Will Soon Face Arc Of US F-35s, Other Fighters, Bombers « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary.
     
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    It is possible for the US to have air bases in all these locations. But India, that is highly unlikely. It doesn't even make sense when India has such a vocal non-aligned policy, even if it is meant to counter China. A squadron or two F-35s will interfere with IAF's much larger setup anyway and won't add much to the overall capability in the region. The interference may be more counter-productive instead because IAF does not follow NATO standards.

    And in case of war between India and China, what will the US do still sticking around.
     
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    Congratulations p2p I was wondering who will be the first member to catch that.
     
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    intelligence and logistics,same works as sri krishna in mahabharata yuddha for pandavas
     
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    Yeah. Intelligence and logistics to us and his entire army to the other side. That's how Sri Krishna worked.

    These guys will be like Kumbakarna. Will sleep it off till the end and then get up and eat our heads.

    :thumb:
     
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    China will win if USA is still counting their number of F-35 in asia.
    There is no asian country is planning to fight a war for a couple of rocks. But there is a war in another front- economic dominance.
     
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    KRISHNA GAVE CHOICE TO THE FIGHTERS TO JOIN EACH SIDE.

    as on now their support is required for us to tackle china.at the best they can hold pakistan using diplomacy
     

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