RIMPAC 2016

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    Now all ships have joins exercise mainly to Pearl harbor but an other exercise near of San Diego also.

    The world largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) kick start on June 30th 2016, with 26 nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25 000 personnel. The exercise is taking place this year around the Hawaiian Islands and off the coast of Southern California


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    But such sentiment also shared in China as well, alas for different reasons: it was due to the fact that once again China isn't invited to participate in a majority of major component (combat) exercises, but much minor and irrelevent components, which the popular opinion is that this is once again a waste of time and resources, just like the previous one.
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    French Frigate Prairial with ANZAC TF ( 3 ANZAC Frigates whose 2 Australians, 1 NZ ) anl US Oiler Kaiser

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    Guess who's spy ship is taking a peek at this years RIMPAC? If you chose Russia, you are correct.

    https://news.usni.org/2016/07/06/ru...waii-u-s-navy-protecting-critical-information
     
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    New Zealand P-3K2 arrives at Kaneohe Bay Oahu for RIMPAC 2016 !
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    The goal of inviting China to RIMPAC is to improve military-to-military communications and defuse tensions between China and the US.

    It would make no sense for China to participate in combat exercises, since China is not a US ally. The popular opinion does not mean an educated opinion. China accepts the invitation because it also wants good relations with the US, and it can learn a lot even from the limited exercises it can participate in.

    As much as the media, certain politicians, and the MIL wants to stroke tensions between the two nations, there are still a lot of areas where both countries benefit from working together.
     
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    That is in my view a very important point. National policy should never be driven or hijacked by mob's emotions, never.

    At this moment of history, it is unwise for China to give any sign to the world that she is willing to cooperate with the west in a combat situation, simulated or real. The political environment is not there. An coordinated "policing" action against pirates may be acceptable, but not a military one. Humanitarian, communication are all fine.

    The reason is simple, China should not be seen as an ascending Lieutenant of the old powers, not necessarily opposing them, independent voice is the way to go. There are more non-western countries on this planet who won't enjoy the sighting of PLAN and USN fighting shoulder to shoulder. There is no need to China to alienate her traditional friends and allies. We all remember that not long ago there was some voices in US calling for a two-pole world order, China did not take that up. There was a good lesson more than 2000 years ago when the Qi kingdom happily accepted that setup proposed by the Qing kingdom "the east and west emperors", the end of that story was not nice to the King of Qi.
     
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