Saturday, February 28, 2009

Staging Area Demonstration

Guam will take on the role of staging area for defending Taiwan. It is far enough back to avoid getting hammered too much by China, but close enough--with effort--to stage air, naval, and ground power to the Taiwan theater of combat.

We are highlighting the air power aspect of Guam's vital role:

The United States has begun operating two types of radar-evading aircraft, a bomber and a fighter, for the first time together in the Pacific, the head of U.S. air forces in the region said on Friday.

The pairing of advanced B-2 bombers and F-22 fighters in the region follows what the United States and its allies suspect are preparations by North Korea to test fire a long-range Taepodong-2 missile capable of striking U.S. soil.

Marines, our best aircraft, Army missile defense troops, submarines, and even an aircraft carrier battlegroup, will be able to call Guam home. Along with forces in Japan, we will be well placed to counter Chinese efforts to conquer Taiwan. Well, as long as Taiwan buys us enough time to intervene.

And as long as China doesn't attack before we are finished building up Guam.