Quadrilateral security dialogue (QUAD) - Resurrected!! News and Updates

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Let's see

Not happening. I really am beginning to have doubts about the QUAD. If this is how Biden-Harris continue to simp with Emperor Xi, we need to activate the French trump card. France may not be able to take on China's might but it can definitely convince the EU to boycott China economically & exert economic pressure.

The new Japanese PM Kishida is not impressed with the new administration. He's an old-timer and has seen the degradation of the US from Obama to now. Abe was smart to veer Japanese foreign policy from USA-Only and focus on regional powers like us and Australians for a concerted pressure circle around China and Kishida is an Abe-man.

CCP is an existential threat for Japan so they will understand our position. Given the weakening US leadership, the Japanese can be convinced to take a more independent stand.

We are also not doing much to bring Vietnam into either of these forums. They are right now the most important regional players in ASEAN when it comes to the CCP. They are located right across the economic heartland of the CCP i.e., Pearl River Delta. While we can expect that area to be heavily guarded, putting the PRD within Vietnam's striking range can send jitters to the Emperor.

Besides, Vietnam is the only country with the balls to be able to do something in case Xinnie the Poop gets naughty.
 

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Suppa Pawwa Amrika:

In 2021, the "combat capability" of all types of fighters, except for the A-10 attack aircraft of the US armed forces, decreased. This indicator is the aircraft's ability to perform one of its main tasks. For example, the F-16 fighter is designed to conduct air combat, strike at ground targets or suppress enemy air defense systems. To meet the requirements of the US Air Force, aircraft must have a readiness rate of 75-80%.

The layout for fighters (the indicator of combat effectiveness is taken into account as a percentage for the period of financial 2020-2021):

1️⃣ F-35A fighter: decreased from 76.07% to 68.8%. Reason: The F-35 had to go through the first engine overhaul. Due to a lack of power plants over the past year, 40 F-35A operations have been suspended. Forecast - the trend may continue over the next few years. However, the F-35A's combat capability remained higher than in 2019 (61.6%). Due to high operating costs, the Air Force has reduced purchases of new F-35A until they are upgraded to the Block 4 version;

2️⃣ F-15E fighter: decreased from 69.21% to 66.24%. The trend continued. In the 2019 financial year, the figure for this type of aircraft was 71.29%;

3️⃣ F-15C fighter: decreased from 71.93% to 69.48%. The F-15C of the US Air Force is in operation beyond its planned service life, therefore the aircraft is facing operational constraints and a shortage of spare parts from “disappearing suppliers”;

4️⃣ F-15D fighter: reduction from 70.52% to 68.56%;
5️⃣ F-16C fighter: reduction from 73.9% to 71.53%;
F-16D fighter: decreased from 72.11% to 69.32%. F-16C / D aircraft hit over 70% in fiscal 2019;

6️⃣ F-22 fighter: The rate in 2021 was 50.81%, reflecting the relatively small size of the fleet and numerous challenges. The poor performance of the F-22 is associated with maintenance problems, as well as serious damage to 10% of the aircraft fleet by Hurricane Michael in 2018;

7️⃣ A-10 attack aircraft: growth from 71.2% to 72.54% due to the ongoing refurbishment program. The A-10 is easy to maintain, along with other fighters, and has a small number of sensor systems.

Unrelated, but too good to pass:

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Thugs break into a store, steal every single thing and leave. Because in The Greatest Country in the World, Theft is legal. The American Dream :pound:
 

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Suppa Pawwa Amrika:

In 2021, the "combat capability" of all types of fighters, except for the A-10 attack aircraft of the US armed forces, decreased. This indicator is the aircraft's ability to perform one of its main tasks. For example, the F-16 fighter is designed to conduct air combat, strike at ground targets or suppress enemy air defense systems. To meet the requirements of the US Air Force, aircraft must have a readiness rate of 75-80%.

The layout for fighters (the indicator of combat effectiveness is taken into account as a percentage for the period of financial 2020-2021):

1️⃣ F-35A fighter: decreased from 76.07% to 68.8%. Reason: The F-35 had to go through the first engine overhaul. Due to a lack of power plants over the past year, 40 F-35A operations have been suspended. Forecast - the trend may continue over the next few years. However, the F-35A's combat capability remained higher than in 2019 (61.6%). Due to high operating costs, the Air Force has reduced purchases of new F-35A until they are upgraded to the Block 4 version;

2️⃣ F-15E fighter: decreased from 69.21% to 66.24%. The trend continued. In the 2019 financial year, the figure for this type of aircraft was 71.29%;

3️⃣ F-15C fighter: decreased from 71.93% to 69.48%. The F-15C of the US Air Force is in operation beyond its planned service life, therefore the aircraft is facing operational constraints and a shortage of spare parts from “disappearing suppliers”;

4️⃣ F-15D fighter: reduction from 70.52% to 68.56%;
5️⃣ F-16C fighter: reduction from 73.9% to 71.53%;
F-16D fighter: decreased from 72.11% to 69.32%. F-16C / D aircraft hit over 70% in fiscal 2019;

6️⃣ F-22 fighter: The rate in 2021 was 50.81%, reflecting the relatively small size of the fleet and numerous challenges. The poor performance of the F-22 is associated with maintenance problems, as well as serious damage to 10% of the aircraft fleet by Hurricane Michael in 2018;

7️⃣ A-10 attack aircraft: growth from 71.2% to 72.54% due to the ongoing refurbishment program. The A-10 is easy to maintain, along with other fighters, and has a small number of sensor systems.

Unrelated, but too good to pass:

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Thugs break into a store, steal every single thing and leave. Because in The Greatest Country in the World, Theft is legal. The American Dream :pound:
Could also be one of their antiques to defend their ever increasing defense budget.
 

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QUAD nearly died due to AUKUS.

Expectations were high for Asia (Japan & India) with QUAD negotiations making progress. But all hopes got dashed when a bolt from the blue struck that US and UK have struck a nuclear submarine deal behind everybody’s back to supply Australia 8 nuclear attack submarines. They believed that these will police the China Sea and Pacific Ocean and keep China under check.

It was not to be …….. During the negotiation of the QUAD agreement, the United States were working behind closed doors with Australia to provide these strong submarines. It was probably a good thing for Australia, even though it was not threatened in any way. It came as a surprise to India and Japan.

India had hoped that this agreement would make it possible to avoid two front wars with China and Pakistan. Again, it was not to be. China has greater influence over Pakistan than US. Hence the notion of QUAD has been pushed far down the American priority.

Japan has also been caught off guard. They depend 100% on American security. The rise of China threatens their security. The QUAD would have given them confidence in their safety.

Now what choices Japan and India have. Japan will abandon its pacifist constitution and build its armed forces against China's threat. It could take 20 years. For Indian choices are to escalate its defense budget, probably double it in the next 5-7 years and privatize making of a lot army, air force and navy hardware needs. Upgrading infrastructure in the Himalayas is a greater need today and must be accelerated within the next 3-5 years.

If Japan militarizes, and if India spends more money on defense, then the perception of the Chinese threat will probably be reversed. China will come under pressure from AUKUS, Japan and India. Pakistan would be in no position to join China and threaten India.

I don't see any conflict between QUAD and AUKUS.

Australia and UK are closely aligned with the US than India. Hence AUKUS makes sense for them. India cannot commit to the same level of security arrangment with Americans as the Brits and Aussies.

Japan on the other hand is a touchy issue for the Americans to bring in to a security arrangment like AUKUS since for one, Japan's constitution gets in the way, and second, SoKor will throw more tantrums against America and will use Japan's inclusion as an excuse for closer relations with China.

But QUAD has not been deminished in any way. In fact a stronger AUKUS pact, with Australia strengthened, means QUAD's muscle as a whole is strengthened.
 

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I don't see any conflict between QUAD and AUKUS.

Australia and UK are closely aligned with the US than India. Hence AUKUS makes sense for them. India cannot commit to the same level of security arrangment with Americans as the Brits and Aussies.

Japan on the other hand is a touchy issue for the Americans to bring in to a security arrangment like AUKUS since for one, Japan's constitution gets in the way, and second, SoKor will throw more tantrums against America and will use Japan's inclusion as an excuse for closer relations with China.

But QUAD has not been deminished in any way. In fact a stronger AUKUS pact, with Australia strengthened, means QUAD's muscle as a whole is strengthened.
‘Bad analysis of AUKUS formation and its intent. To intimidate China, Australia has geography problem with multi-island Indonesia in the middle. Australia has off and on relations with China. Sometimes, it is very friendly to China, other times almost fighting a war of words. A tiny population of Australia with three or four population centres (Australia with less than 30 million population base) will have tough time trying to support 6 to 8 nuclear submarines. Moreover India’s priority is indIan ocean. AUKUS priority is China sea and Pacific Ocean. These are two differing perspectives, hence US may feel comfortable with AUKUS but not India.
 

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‘Bad analysis of AUKUS formation and its intent. To intimidate China, Australia has geography problem with multi-island Indonesia in the middle. Australia has off and on relations with China. Sometimes, it is very friendly to China, other times almost fighting a war of words. A tiny population of Australia with three or four population centres (Australia with less than 30 million population base) will have tough time trying to support 6 to 8 nuclear submarines. Moreover India’s priority is indIan ocean. AUKUS priority is China sea and Pacific Ocean. These are two differing perspectives, hence US may feel comfortable with AUKUS but not India.
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