A large U.S.-centric military alliance is rapidly unfolding in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s military expansion, and the sudden entry of the USS Roosevelt strike group into the South China Sea on April 4 has alarmed Chinese Communist Party think tanks that the U.S. carrier’s recent actions have become sudden and less regular, with the implication of actual combat deployment significantly strengthened.
According to a Weibo post by the “South China Sea Strategic Situational Awareness” of the Institute of Oceanography of Peking University, a semi-official institution of the Chinese Communist Party, the USS Roosevelt strike group entered the South China Sea via the Malacca Strait at 8:00 a.m. on the same day, according to the AIS signal (Automatic Identification System). It entered the South China Sea.
The strike group includes the USS Roosevelt, the destroyer USS Russell, the cruiser USS Bunker Hill, and other warships. This is also the third time this year that the “Roosevelt” ships in the South China Sea activities.
On January 23 this year, the U.S. Navy’s “Roosevelt” carrier strike group entered the South China Sea. During the carrier’s activities in the South China Sea, the U.S. military aircraft of all types continued to be strong. On the same day, seven reconnaissance aircraft, including five P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft, one EP-3E electronic reconnaissance aircraft, and one E-2C naval early warning aircraft, also carried out operations in the South China Sea.
The following day, the U.S. military accumulated at least nine military aircraft positioned in the South China Sea: four P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft, one P-3C anti-submarine patrol aircraft, one E-2C shipborne early warning aircraft, one CL-604 reconnaissance aircraft and two KC-135R air refueling aircraft.
On Feb. 9, not only did the USS Roosevelt carrier strike group come to the South China Sea, but the USS Nimitz carrier also came to the South China Sea and conducted a number of exercises in the South China Sea that day, aiming to improve the synergy between various Navy resources and command and control capabilities.
The Pacific Fleet said ships and aircraft from both strike groups coordinated operations in the heavily trafficked area, demonstrating the U.S. Navy’s ability to operate in challenging environments.
“Hu Bo, director of the South China Sea Strategic Situational Awareness, has analyzed the new characteristics of U.S. carrier operations in the South China Sea, saying, “Recently, U.S. carrier operations have become abrupt and less regular, with a significantly stronger implication of actual combat deployments. …… If this line of thinking continues, we will see a significant increase in the frequency of U.S. carrier The frequency of entering and leaving the South China Sea has climbed significantly, perhaps reaching dozens of times a year.
Chinese Communist provocations in the South China Sea U.S. cooperation with allies in defense
Since 2021, the Chinese Communist military has continued to provoke in the Taiwan Strait, East China Sea, and South China Sea. In the face of the growing maritime threat from the Chinese Communist Party, the U.S. is stepping up cooperation with allies to form a new defense system.
On Feb. 4, a U.S. combat ship passed through the Taiwan Strait from north to south and continued southward.
The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said the USS Bunker Hill completed a passage exercise with the ANZAC in the Indian Ocean on March 10, demonstrating the interoperability of U.S. and Australian forces and an example of the relationship between the two countries.
On the evening of Feb. 8, French Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted that the French nuclear-powered submarine SNA Emeraude, accompanied by the support ship BSAM The French nuclear-powered submarine “SNA Emeraude” (SNA Emeraude) accompanied by the support ship “BSAM Seine” through the South China Sea, accompanied by photos of the two ships at sea.
On February 17, the U.S. destroyer USS Lasserre (DDG 59) entered the territorial waters designated by the Chinese Communist Party in the Spratly Islands; on February 25, the U.S. destroyer crossed the Taiwan Strait; on March 11, the U.S. destroyer B sailed through the Taiwan Strait from north to south.
The U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet said in a statement on March 10 that the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Finn, which was on a scheduled military mission that day, passed through the Taiwan Strait.
As the largest forward-deployed fleet in the U.S. Navy, the Seventh Fleet regularly interacts with 35 maritime nations in the region to maintain freedom and openness in the Indo-Pacific region, the statement said.
On March 15, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a public statement, “Defense Department Officials Describe the Indo-Pacific Situation,” which pointed directly at the Chinese Communist Party and issued a warning to its leaders.
Military commentator Shen Zhou said the statement issued by the U.S. military directly warned its adversaries that a declaration of war would be almost forthcoming. The statement made a point of emphasizing that the Chinese Communist Party 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 if they do go to war, Communist leaders will be in big trouble.
Shen Zhou said, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (Lloyd Austin) after taking office, quickly asked to make an assessment of the Indo-Pacific region, and in a visit to Japan, South Korea, India, issued such a statement is quite unusual, a new Pacific war may be inevitable, the U.S. military began to start serious preparations, the next step, it depends on whether the U.S. military will draw a clear red line to the Chinese Communist regime.