U.S base in Guam a major threat to China

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    U.S. cruise missile base in Guam as a major threat to China (Figure) � Military of China, force comment.



    PLA Second Artillery Corps 10 long-range cruise missiles equipped with a sword, according to the U.S. Global Strategic Network
    1 reported that, as will 8,000 U.S. Marines stationed in Japan to Guam soldiers, the U.S. is trying to to build Guam’s air defense capability. Among them, China’s missile attacks from U.S. bases in Guam is considered a major threat to intensive military facilities.
    reported that the U.S. military base in Guam the next few years will be to build a different air defense systems. One is the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. The missile system (24 missiles, three launchers and a fire control communications system) is composed of units, equipped with X-band radar. Equip each missile with the total cost of about $ 310 million, the missile about 18 feet, weighing about 1400 pounds, its size and shape of the Patriot air defense missiles, the same, but the increase in weight than the latter twice.
    THAAD intercept distance of 200 km, the maximum intercept altitude 150 kilometers, its mainly used to intercept short-range (such as Scud missiles) and medium-range (2,000 km) ballistic missile. Guam from China about 3000 km. THAAD’s development has been more than 20 years, Patriot anti-missile system is important to enhance combat capability. Patriot anti-missile system to intercept the limited capacity of about only 20 km. Patriot air defense missile has a range up to 70 km.
    U.S. military base in Guam will also set up several ground-based AMRAAM (SLAMRAAM) missile. In this system, each on a Humvee with four U.S. Air Force AMRAAM. A missile launch even includes a fire control center, a radar (distance 75 km) and four to eight Hummer vehicles equipped with missiles. The missile’s effective range 25 km, can shoot down incoming cruise missiles and helicopters. THAAD and AMRAAM system is mainly used to intercept cruise missiles from China. U.S. military bases in Guam, China is considered the most likely threats.
    Guam from Hawaii, 7,000 km, its population of 17.3 million people, has a large number of military facilities, such as major U.S. Air Force base, the central Pacific the U.S. Navy’s major supply port operations, and special operations command base. Air Force Base deployed heavy bombers, fighters and tankers, and Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and so on. Navy also has a marine patrol boat. U.S. Coast Guard also built bases in Guam because Guam is a part of U.S. territory, all residents are U.S. citizens.
    final report said the U.S. military will continue to intensify efforts for the Guam base defense facilities renovation and expansion, the entire project is expected to cost $ 8.0 billion, plans to be completed within four years and put into operation.
     
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    China has very astutely recognised its Threats and during the complacency caused by the 'Peaceful Rise of China' stage has quite worked to ensure the development of correct weaponry and position them to not only negate the adverse effects to her defence but also built up it offensive capability.
     
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    i am in support of bi polar world than single domination .counter balance country can be india or japan any other country.:thumb:
     
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    It may interest some, the US is moving in naval assets back to the Subic Bay in the Philippines!
     
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    The TacTom has a range a little over 1000 miles. It is 2200 miles to get to mainland China. The only threat is basing submarines that can move out from the island.
     
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    US to build £8bn super base on Pacific island of Guam

    The expansion will include a dock for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, a missile defence system, live-fire training sites and the expansion of the island's airbase. It will be the largest investment in a military base in the western Pacific since the Second World War, and the biggest spend on naval infrastructure in decades.
    However, Guam residents fear the build-up could hurt their ecosystem and tourism-dependent economy.
    Estimates suggest that the island's population will rise by almost 50 per cent from its current 173,000 at the peak of construction. It will eventually house 19,000 Marines who will be relocated from the Japanese island of Okinawa, where the US force has become unpopular.
    The US's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that this could trigger serious water shortages. The EPA said that dredging the harbour to allow an aircraft carrier to berth would damage 71 acres of pristine coral reefs.
    The EPA's report said the build-up would "exacerbate existing substandard environmental conditions on Guam".

    US to build £8bn super base on Pacific island of Guam - Telegraph
     
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    Now that's awfully close to the South China Sea. Also, its next to the edges of the Phillipine Sea plate.
     
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    Guam is already the USN Submarine Base and it has a Depot ship.

    It is just to ensure that all is well in the Pacific Ocean.

    It is a peaceful move.
     
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    A larger presence on Guam. A presence in Australia apart from operationally deployed troops in Japan and SK. It seems to be crowded now.
     
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    Yes Sir, it is indeed a peaceful move. Coincides with the peaceful rise of China.
     
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    Long Range cruise missiles and B2 bombers as well as Ohio subs with peacekeepers/minutemen will
    Be getting a new home soon.
     
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    From what I have read about the strategy of Pentagon war planners, Guam and the rest of the bases in the West Pacific are expected to be rendered useless in the opening stages of any serious conflict. The general consensus has been that there is not enough money around to harden all of them, and even the hardened ones are not going to avoid being taken out (it will just take a harder strike to do so). As expected, Carriers would be the primary tools of force projection. That is the reason why everyone took such an interest in the purported capabilities of the DF-21D.
     
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    You have your facts wrong or you don't have any understanding. OHIO SUBS
    and B-2 bombers in Guam have enough firepower to reduce Chinese Eastern Seaboard
    to dust within a few hours. USA has more ICBM's on one OHIO sub than China has in
    it's whole arsenal China reportedly 30 -ICBM's one OHIO sub 24 MIRV'd ICBM's and 154 cruise
    missiles (all nuclear capable). DF-21d would be useless.
     
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