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06.01.2021

"Putting Putin in his place: U.S. Navy eyes 'freedom of navigation' patrols off Russia's Arctic coast"

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/6/us-navy-eyes-freedom-navigation-patrols-russias-ar/

Das US-Militär erwägt offenbar, in der Nähe der russischen Arktis ähnliche Seemanöver wie im Südchinesischen Meer durchzuführen. "The Navy is eyeing a tougher posture in the Arctic to push back against Moscow, and top Pentagon officials said this week that the U.S. could launch 'freedom of navigation' operations near Russia’s Arctic coastline. Such operations would resemble Navy exercises in the South China Sea, an area in which American ships regularly contest growing Chinese territorial claims. Officials believe similar movements may be needed in the Arctic as Russia tries to seize strategically vital sea routes as their own. 'It’s sort of the same situation in the South China Sea that when we look at freedom of navigation operations and the ability to operate in international waters, the United States claims the right to be able to do that,' Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite told the news outlet Breaking Defense on Tuesday."

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27.09.2020

"China's military might, aggressive policies spur talks of creating 'Asian NATO'"

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/27/china-military-might-spur-talks-asian-nato/

Angesichts des militärischen Aufstiegs Chinas sei die Debatte über die Bildung einer "Asiatischen NATO" neu belebt worden, berichtet Guy Taylor. "Past efforts for an East Asian security alliance, such as the post-World War II Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) to guard against Cold War-era communism, failed to gain lasting traction. But that was before China’s emergence as a rising superpower — a reality NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said is 'fundamentally shifting the global balance of power' in ways should motivate NATO itself to 'become more global.' Quietly, Trump administration officials have gone further. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun recently suggested that the informal defense alignment between the U.S., Japan, Australia and India already known as the Quad could be the beginning of a NATO-style alliance in Asia. 'It’s something that I think in the second term of the Trump administration or, were the president not to win, the first term of the next president, it could be something that would be very much worthwhile to be explored,' Mr. Biegun said at a U.S.-India strategic dialogue on Aug. 31."

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