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Expression of power policy aiming at global domination

Test firings of Minuteman III and Trident II D5, May 9, 2019

By Ri Hyo Jin
Rodong Sinmun

The United States conducted a series of test-firing the intercontinental ballistic missile and submarine-launched ballistic missile. On May 9 the U.S. Air Force test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. On the same day, the U.S. Navy test-fired a Trident II D5 ballistic missile from the Ohio-class strategic nuclear-powered ballistic missile-carrying submarine (SSBN), USS Rhode Island, off the coast of the Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Treating these weapon systems as strategic assets, the U.S. now rushes to improve the performance of intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III.

The submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Trident II D5 has the operational range of more than 12 000 km. Equipped with this missile, the Ohio-class strategic SSBN maneuvers stealthily. Overbearing potential enemies by tremendous destructive power is the mission.

Experts say that the U.S. ran tests of these weapon systems within 24 hours under its own purpose. It was to signal that the U.S. has effective strategic armory capable of overcoming strategic competitors including China and Russia.

Public opinion now prevails that the U.S. as never before feels the need to show off its power.

At the time when the Asia-Pacific region strengthens the effort to maintain, expand and develop its stable economic growth, the U.S. economic status weakens in the region day by day. It causes U.S. anxiety.

The prerequisite for the global hegemony strategy of the U.S. is to control over the Asia-Pacific region. Domination of the world would not be possible without gripping the Asia-Pacific region that is the center of global economic development. With this calculation, the United States has entered this century to change the Europe-Atlantic-oriented strategy to "the Asia-Pacific-centered" one. However, the interests relationship and influence power are sharply interwoven in this region among big countries including China and Russia that the United States considers to be potential opponents. The United States seeks to subdue them and establish its domination system in the Asia-Pacific region. However, China and Russia are fighting back the US regional hegemony strategy, basing themselves on their economic and military potentiality. The United States views that the hegemony strategy in the Asia-Pacific region is in crisis today due to the strong challenge of the potential opponents in the region. From judgment that its Asia-Pacific-centered strategy can return to naught without overpowering the challenge, the U.S. is trying to solve the problem in a military way. So, the U.S. has formulated constant deployment in the region of more than 60% of its naval forces and overseas air strategic assets.

The United States has recently spread China-threat theory that China has a full ability to counteract the U.S. militarily. On the extension line, the U.S. Department of Defense released the "China military power report". It said that the Chinese ground, water, air, and missile forces strengthen the ability to counteract the American military hegemony day by day.

The U.S. has competed for strength against China in the South China Sea. The U.S. has increased military pressure on China by the issue of arms-sale to Taiwan so as to aggravate confrontational relationship between both countries, says opinions.

The U.S. has also formed an acute structure of military confrontation against Russia.

It is a known fact that the U.S. has declared its withdrawal from the treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missile (INF). Experts regard this move as the U.S. strategy of pressure on China as well as Russia. Responding to the U.S. move, of course, Russia has declared that it will stop fulfilling its obligations to the aforementioned treaty. The purpose of test firings of ICBM and SLBM in this context is to neutralize the retaliation capability of potential opponents and improve the U.S. nuclear attack capability.

The U.S. is resolutely trying to hold the Asia-Pacific region. There, big countries' interest relationships are interwoven and complicated problems, not only economic but also military, are overlapped.

A recent sequence of test-firing strategic assets is the expression of power policy to overbear potential opponents, hold military hegemony and realize the ambition of global domination at all costs.

Observers argue that it will further aggravate the regional situation. And it will create international complexity, only arousing the necessary wariness of big countries. It will rather result in the U.S. being driven into a defensive side.

The confrontational situation really deepens day by day due to the U.S. power policy and the sharp reaction of China and Russia. The international community's concerns over new nuclear arms race on a worldwide scale continue to grow.


Nonofficial translation of 2019/05/22 Rodong Sinmun (ko)

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