The National Interest magazine said that the US Navy might find itself too small compared to the Chinese naval forces stationed in the Pacific Ocean if the latter tried to take any offensive or aggressive military action in the region.
The magazine stated – in a report – that the Chinese navy is already larger than the US Navy, and is on track to reach 500 ships by 2030, not counting the military coast guard ships.
Although the US Navy attaches great priority to working in various vital hot spots across the world and has significantly increased its naval assets in the Pacific Ocean, its forces remain dispersed in several regions, including the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf.
However, the US Navy’s new three-dimensional naval warfare strategy, known as “Supremacy at Sea: Sovereignty Through an Integrated Naval Force,” seeks to counter this danger by maintaining “front-line-ready combat forces” to “deter adversaries”. The prospect of taking any escalation and making victory unattainable for them.”
Also, the goal of having 500 military ships is still – according to the magazine – a goal that the US Navy is aiming to achieve.
But the administration of US President Joe Biden – adds the National Interest – may adjust this goal to a smaller number of ships, as was the case during the period of former President Barack Obama, which may again raise the problem of addressing the Chinese naval forces that have established their presence in the Pacific Ocean.
However, if these forces are properly bolstered by a large, multidisciplinary network of combat mechanisms such as surveillance aircraft, submarines, and aerial and surface drones, or those capable of diving deep into the sea, a smaller and better distributed U.S. naval force could be able to deter or stop any Possible Chinese attack.
The range of weapons, specialized operational capabilities, and the connection and communication between naval pieces can therefore compensate for the presence of a limited military force, and the effectiveness of equipment and the ability to immediately share targeting information with combat aircraft, ships, drones, submarines, or even ground weapons may be on the The length of the coast, is more efficient and capable of decisive battle than the mere possession of a certain number of ships.