【1月21日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Leathernecks will be getting in on the undersea fight north of Norway and in the Western Pacific, where the U.S. is concerned about increased submarine threats from Russia and China.

Marines will help fight submarines, Commandant Gen. David Berger announced in the November issue of the U.S. Naval Institute's Proceedings magazine. With the right equipment, Marines ashore 'could harass and potentially neutralize Russian submarines,' said Berger, adding that the same concept could be used in the Western Pacific.

The undersea fight will be so critical in the High North area above Norway and in Asia-Pacific region that 'the Marine Corps must be part of it,' he stressed. Expeditionary advanced bases would play a big role.

中譯:

鑑於挪威北部及西太平洋海域,俄國與中共潛艦威脅與日俱增,美國甚感憂心,陸戰隊員將會參與該海域的水下作戰。

陸戰隊司令柏格上將於美國海軍學院11月發行的《議事錄》雜誌宣告,陸戰隊員將會協助對抗潛艦。他表示,有了適切的裝備,在岸上的陸戰隊員就能夠對俄國潛艦進行襲擾,並癱瘓其戰力;而此一概念亦可用在西太平洋海域。

他強調,挪威北方高北緯地區及亞太地區未來的海底作戰至關重要,美國陸戰隊切不可置身事外,遠征前進基地屆時可發揮重大作用。

-關鍵軍語-

※leatherneck:

A soldier in the US Marine Corps.

※expeditionary advanced base:

Where small teams of Marines quickly set up temporary spots for land-based operations.

例句:

The Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations concept may 'turn the sea denial table' on potential adversaries and deter fait accompli actions.

遠征前進基地作戰的概念,可扭轉潛在敵人海上拒止的局勢,並阻止既成事實發生。