U.S. F-35B fighter jets can cooperate with the Marine Corps and the National Army to attack the PLA.
The situation in the Taiwan Strait is of great concern, Taiwan’s National Defense Security Research (hereinafter referred to as the National Defense College) study and judgment, if the possible military conflict in the Indo-Pacific region, such as the Chinese Communist attack on Taiwan, the U.S. Marines may have to transform the squad with long-range precision strike capabilities, expeditionary forward base operations. The so-called “forward base”, the National Defense Council said Taiwan’s main island is the key core, the national army and the U.S. military cooperation, mobile operations between the island and the island, the deployment of missile launchers to deal with the People’s Liberation Army, and to pinch the intention to land on Taiwan’s main island of the Communist forces, but also to intercept the Communist ships around the eastern waters of Taiwan. (By Chen Junhao)
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense think tank, the National Defense Security Research Institute (NDRI), released the latest issue of its Defense Security Fortnightly, in which cyber security researcher Xie Pei-xue analyzed the role that the U.S. Marine Corps could play when war breaks out in the Taiwan Strait, under the title “The New Operational Model of the U.S. Marine Corps and Taiwan’s Possible Role”.
The National Defense Council points out that in response to the military conflict between Taiwan and China in the Indo-Pacific region, the U.S. Marine Corps top brass believes that in the future, the Marines must transform into dispersed teams with “long-range precision strike capabilities” and perform “Expeditionary Advance Base Operations” (EABO). The mission is to use vertical takeoff and landing MV-22 Fish Hawk rotorcraft, coastal combat ships, and raiding speedboats to rapidly attack the PLA on strategically selected islands and reefs, and then immediately withdraw. U.S. military generals believe that mobile warfare can be combined with the Taiwan Strait or the Indo-Pacific region around an island and reef converted into a missile position.
The National Defense Council also said that the U.S. Marine Corps hopes that through amphibious assault ships, barges and floating platforms, the “expeditionary advance base” to expand into a land and sea “joint stronghold network” to strengthen the support of ground forces and air mobility forces to the outward assault, Taiwan Taiwan can serve as the key nucleus of the “expeditionary forward base operation.
The National Defense Council said that the U.S. Marine Corps can use Taiwan and its surrounding islands as “expeditionary forward operating bases,” in the early stages of the war, Yilan Harbor, Hualien Harbor, Green Island, Orchid Island, Little Liuqiu and Dongsha six locations for the “Littoral Combat Team” to deploy Mobile missile launchers.
The U.S. Marine Corps plans to launch Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM) with a range of more than 500 kilometers through the M142 HIMARS Multiple Launch Rocket System (HIMARS). Missiles (PrSM). The Taiwan Strait is about 180 kilometers wide, and if the U.S. military deploys PrSM in the six locations mentioned above, it could cover the entire Taiwan Strait and even the Bus Strait, threatening Chinese PLA carrier battle groups that attempt to force their way around the eastern waters of Taiwan. In this way, it would force PLA ships to retreat and reduce the pressure on Taiwan to defend itself alone.
The National Defense Council analyzed that U.S. Marines in the first island chain, that is, from the Bus Strait, Taiwan Strait, Miyako Strait and other places to quickly march, quickly between selected islands and reefs to surprise the PLA, and then move to the next fixed point of maneuver operations. The National Defense Council anticipates that the worst-case scenario for a conflict in the Taiwan Strait would be a forced landing operation by the Chinese Communist People’s Liberation Army. The U.S. Marine Corps can use the “expeditionary base” on Taiwan’s main island to assist the Taiwan National Army in “reverse landing operations”, from the rear of the PLA forces that have landed on shore, to seize the beach and land, and the National Army to attack the Communist forces in front of and behind. If the United States and Taiwan want to use this war strategy to pinch the Communist forces, the National Army’s ability to landing operations is of great concern. The National Defense Council also pointed out that the recent launch of Taiwan’s 10,000-ton “Yushan-class” amphibious dock transport ship can strengthen the national army in amphibious operations on the transport and supply forces.
The National Defense Council article also analyzed that, at the beginning of the war in the Taiwan Strait, the PLA has not yet been able to sail to the eastern waters of Taiwan’s main island, the national army can “Yushan ship” as the head of the amphibious operations formation, first transferred to Yilan County, or the eastern sea, by the U.S. Marine Corps assembled “floating positions at sea “standby.
The article further analyzes that when the PLA forcefully lands in northern Taiwan, that is, the PLA has mastered a certain degree of air and sea superiority. At this point, the U.S. Marines can use the F-35B fighter jets as a command center, which can take off and land vertically to mobilize forces and transmit military information to the ships on standby in the rear waters. The U.S. military could even mobilize B-1B bombers from Guam or Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to use AGM-158C anti-ship missiles with a range of up to 900 kilometers to “hit hard” the PLA’s fleet of ships in the eastern waters of Taiwan for blockade missions, forcing the PLA fleet and its fleet of ships to retreat along the coast.
At this stage, the U.S. Marine Corps can use BGM-109G cruise missiles, together with the National Army’s Xiong Er E cruise missiles, to strike the PLA’s first-line positions and destroy the Communist airfields and missile striking power. In the meantime, the U.S. military could use the HIMARS “Hymas” rocket system, the M142 High Mobility Multiple Launch Rocket System, and Taiwan’s Xiong Er and San missiles to attack the Communist landing regiments, cutting off the Chinese reinforcements and retreating ships. Finally, the National Army will be able to “reverse landing operations” with the “Yushan” as the head of the amphibious battle formation, and the U.S. Army to pinch the ground forces of the PLA that have not fully awakened at the beachhead.