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U.S. Military Build-Up in Asia Pacific Region
The following war treaties and arrangements of the ruling elite are directed against the interests of the peoples everywhere, including those countries where the alliances originate, and must be sternly opposed and rejected. The struggle to Make Canada a Zone for Peace and to establish an anti-war government requires the people demanding the dismantling of all these war alliances and preparations including NATO and NORAD, and the removal of Canada from the U.S. war economy.
U.S. Military in South Korea
The U.S. maintains a large military presence of bases, troops and war equipment in south Korea that is used to intimidate and blockade the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), threaten China and suppress the people’s democratic movement in the south for peaceful reunification of the Korean nation.
U.S. Military in Japan
The “Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan” has been the official agreement since 1960 to prolong the U.S. military occupation of Japan. Today, the U.S. military maintains 78 facilities throughout Japan with approximately 50,000 active-duty U.S. military personnel along with approximately 40,000 dependants and another 5,500 U.S. civilians employed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. military headquarters in Japan is located in Yokosuka near Tokyo, the home base of the U.S. Navy’s enormous Seventh Fleet. The 3rd U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force is based in Okinawa where the U.S. Air Force also has a large base in Kadena and is attempting to build a new base in Henoko despite almost unanimous opposition of the people of Okinawa.
Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement with Japan
The U.S. concluded the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement with Japan in 1996, which extends Japan’s military obligations to the U.S. to the entire Asia Pacific region.
Australia/UK/U.S. Defence Alliance (Aukus)
The Aukus is a trilateral military pact announced this September 15 involving Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The pact includes war preparations to attack China and the DPRK, and an agreement for Australia to buy nuclear powered submarines from the U.S. war economy. This unilaterally cancels an earlier contract for Australia to buy non-nuclear powered submarines from France.
The three war partners will cooperate in sending warships and planes throughout the Asia Pacific region and coordinate spying and cyber-activity directed at China, the DPRK and all peoples of the region. The UK recently ordered its Royal Navy/Royal Air Force Carrier Strike Group led by the new multi-billion dollar HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to sail close to China.
Quadrilateral Security Dialogue
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, also known as the Quad, is called a strategic dialogue involving the United States, India, Japan and Australia. The Quad was initiated in 2007 and has recently been amped up with in-person meetings of the four heads of state on September 24. The Quad is not merely a dialogue as it includes military training exercises. The U.S., India and Japan participated in the Malabar naval war games in 2017 and again in 2020 conducted under the Quad framework. The U.S.-Australia military training exercises for amphibious attack operations called Talisman Saber have involved Japan’s military since 2015.