On March 15, the U.S. Department of Defense publicly released a statement, “DOD Officials Describe Conditions in Indo-Pacific” (DOD Officials Describe Conditions in Indo-Pacific). The headline seems unremarkable, but the content is rather shocking, as the statement not only points directly at the Chinese Communist Party, but also ends with a warning to its leaders.
The statement concludes, “China [the CCP military] is not comparable [to the U.S. military]. Chinese (CCP) leaders can write excellent plans, but once they confront the unexpected, it will be their problem” (China has nothing comparable. Chinese leaders can write excellent plans, but once they confront the unexpected, it will be their problem. Chinese leaders can write excellent plans, but once they confront the unexpected, there will be trouble for them.
By issuing such a statement, a country’s military is directly warning its adversaries that the next step is almost a declaration of war. When U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin took office, he quickly called for an assessment of the Indo-Pacific region, the results of which could not have been more obvious, and the U.S. military had to begin preparing for a new Pacific war.
The Chinese Communist Party has long dreamed of fighting a Pacific war with the United States and defeating it in one fell swoop, and its leaders have always wanted to be the hegemon of the Pacific and the hegemon of the world. For many years, all of the CCP’s foreign activities have always revolved around this goal. The CCP military cannot wait to build a blue navy, even seeking only quantity, not performance quality, and the rocket army’s medium-range missiles are aimed directly at the U.S. fleet and Indo-Pacific bases, and nuclear missiles are aimed at the U.S. mainland.
On March 9, Xi Jinping attended a discussion with the military delegation of the Communist Party of China National People’s Congress, saying that “the security situation is more unstable and uncertain, and the entire military should coordinate the relationship between construction and preparation for war” and “insist on leading construction with war, strengthen the coordination of war construction, urgently promote strategic, leading and basic major projects, and accelerate the creation of The Chinese Communist Party’s top brass knows that it is not yet the right Time to build a strategic deterrence and joint warfare system.
The top brass of the Chinese Communist Party knows that it is not yet a match for the U.S. military, and has had to temporarily withdraw its high-profile rhetoric of “focusing on preparing for war”, but is still fully prepared for a future battle with the United States. The latest statement from the U.S. Department of Defense should be considered a strong response to Xi’s speech and a direct warning to Xi Jinping.
The statement said the military has realized the importance of the Indo-Pacific theater, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command covers 51 percent of the world, the region accounts for 60 percent of the world’s population, the United States and China are the world’s largest economies, where there are the most soldiers, the largest navy, the longest distance …… For the U.S. military, the Chinese Communist Party is continuing to challenge , the U.S. military must respond. The statement also mentioned the increasing activities of North Korea, Russia and violent extremism, and that Indo-Pacific Command will face the challenge head-on to support openness and freedom in the region, support good governance and stop aggression.
The statement described the Chinese Communist Party’s military expansion, saying it has militarized islands in the South China Sea and East China Sea and deployed missiles. Communist leaders talk of an armed reunification with Taiwan, and in the midst of the great plague of 2020, the CCP military still commissioned 25 new major warships.
The Chinese Communist Party has long leaped at the first island chain, and the U.S. military’s public statement thoroughly nailed the Communist Party’s ambitions. The statement argues that while U.S. forces were fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Chinese Communist Party has been treating U.S. forces as imaginary enemies and constantly trying to catch up, resulting in a weakening of the U.S. conventional deterrent.
To counter the Chinese Communist threat, the U.S. military has set forth a clear Indo-Pacific strategy of intensifying deeper cooperation with allies and accelerating dynamic, decentralized deployments in more locations. The statement also emphasized that “we believe in decentralization” and that “when someone throws a grenade at a U.S. soldier or Marine, they will fight the best way they can, with no one around to tell them what to do.”
This suggests that the U.S. military has delegated command and response decisions in response to conflict and is ready to respond to a possible conflict with the Chinese Communist Party. The implication of this statement is quite obvious, the Chinese Communist forces should not have the opportunity to throw grenades at the U.S. forces, most likely to launch a missile attack first, and the U.S. military is indicating that it will respond quickly and will not wait for the missiles to land; or rather, the U.S. military is warning that once the Chinese Communist Party is detected to attempt an attack, the U.S. military is likely to strike first, without the need to report or ask for instructions at every level.
The U.S. military clearly sees the CCP’s greatest weakness, the CCP military without the Central Military Commission, or even Xi Jinping’s instructions, will never dare to easily fire, strain, mobilization, in the rapidly changing battlefield, the CCP’s centralized command system will not be able to adapt, the usual mutual supervision, checks and balances caused by the distrust of the top and bottom, will lead to fatal consequences in wartime. In contrast, the U.S. military’s delegation of authority to base commanders, in accordance with the principle of specialization, is undoubtedly the key to victory or defeat.
Therefore, the U.S. Department of Defense’s statement ends by emphasizing that the Chinese Communist military is not comparable to the U.S. military, and that Communist leaders may only shout slogans and have their subordinates prepare documents, and that they will be in big trouble if they really go to war.
This statement may also have a deeper meaning, that is, if a military conflict breaks out between the U.S. and China, the U.S. military’s counterattack may also target the Chinese Communist Party leaders, that is, beheadings. This leads to another deeper meaning, that is, if the U.S. military counterattacks, it is likely to destroy the Chinese Communist regime as the ultimate goal, which has been proved in all the U.S. military’s previous battles, and finally to eliminate the real threat by going straight to the Red Dragon Mansion.
On the occasion of Austin’s visit to Japan, South Korea, and India, the U.S. Department of Defense issued such a statement is quite extraordinary. The U.S. military clearly foresees that a new Pacific war may be inevitable and has started to prepare in earnest, and the next step will depend on whether the U.S. military will draw a clear red line against the Chinese Communist regime.