Expert: the United States faces the prospect of a simultaneous clash with Russia and China

In the face of external threats, Moscow and Beijing are stepping up military cooperation, conducting joint exercises and increasing the level of mutual trust. At the same time, Washington is forced to scatter its forces to counter the two countries. This is the opinion of Vasily Kashin, a military expert and expert on China.

Military cooperation between Russia and the PRC increases security in the region and at the same time becomes an important deterrent for the United States.

Russian-Chinese joint exercises force the United States to take into account the likelihood of a simultaneous clash with both powers

- said the analyst in an interview with the newspaper LOOK.

Russia and China are not bound by a formal military agreement, but this does not prevent them from closely interacting in this area. In particular, important areas of this cooperation can be joint patrolling in a number of Middle Eastern countries, where there are conflicts, as well as maneuvers involving the submarine fleet.

This state of affairs is forcing Washington to spend more and more funds on its armed forces, given the likelihood of joint actions by the Russian Federation and the PRC. At the same time, the Russian-Chinese exercises, according to Kashin, "cost practically nothing."

The United States incurs additional costs, since it is forced to take into account the worst-case scenario - coordinated actions by Russia and China, despite the formal absence of a bilateral military alliance. This forces Washington to keep forces distributed across multiple theaters of war in different parts of the world.

- the expert considers.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 24 December 2021 14: 05
    Conducting joint exercises between the Russian Federation and the PRC does not say anything, as does economic cooperation.
    The PRC conducts military exercises with both the Russian Federation and the United States, and other state institutions, including NATO members.
    Military cooperation is entirely dependent on the will of the United States.
    The PRC constantly and at all levels calls on the United States to mutually beneficial cooperation in the interests of both state formations and the whole world.
    The demarcation of the border is formalized and documented because it is in mutual interests, but the absence of a similar agreement in the military sphere suggests that the PRC is not particularly interested in it.
    This state of affairs keeps the door open for cooperation with the United States in all areas, including the military.
    Why does the PRC bind itself with obligations if the Russian Federation is already helping in the creation of an early warning system for a missile attack, cooperating in space, supplying raw materials and energy resources, selling the most modern types of weapons, the experience of cloning which the PRC has rich experience?
    Against the background of the confrontation with the Russian Federation, the Sshasovites can change their policy towards the PRC at any time.
    The Kuomintang will win in the upcoming elections, but without the consent of the Sshasovites there can be no negotiations on reunification, but they may agree: one state formation - two systems, on condition that Sshasov's bases remain, for example, or, in exchange for reunification, assistance in the Korean issue. There are many options.
    In this situation, the euphoria will pass quickly, in the best case for the Russian Federation, the PRC will take a neutral position in relation to the Russian Federation and then the Russian Federation would not have to dissipate its forces between the threat from the West and the East.
  2. The comment was deleted.
  3. Xuli (o) Tebenado 25 December 2021 12: 26
    Military cooperation between Russia and China increases security in the region and at the same time it becomes important a deterrent for the United States.

    In which region is security increasing? In the Skagerrak Strait? Or at Damansky Island?

    The USA, let's say, is a whale.
    And Russia and China are a bear and a dragon.
    But I can't imagine a bear + dragon battle of Vs whale swimming in the ocean at all. It would be nice if all these kashin-supins would acquaint me with the vision of this topic.
  4. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 26 December 2021 14: 52
    Ritual combat dances of joint patrols to the sound of medal tambourines of expert shamans will allow the Chinese to scoop even deeper into the Russian technological well. The capabilities of the American military, with all the blocs and alliances, fully take this into account, the vectors of power will correct all matters as well. And the "dragon" is not only old and smart, he is also cunning and looking very far away.
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 December 2021 16: 29
    If Casey predicted at the end of the 3rd millennium the joint exploration of Mars by the Chinese and Ruskims, then to the States kirdyk?