More Army to Germany, Pentagon Posture Review Indo-Pacific Base Upgrade


According to the Pentagon’s 2021 Global Attitude Review, the Pentagon will upgrade its infrastructure across Australia and the Pacific as part of its strategy to combat China’s growing influence in the region.

The U.S. military also said it would increase its presence in Germany and show a reversal of efforts by former President Donald Trump to withdraw in Germany, officials said when they announced a review of their global stance.

The Pentagon has released a summary Global Posture Review On November 29, we will outline a rough plan for how the US military will allocate resources globally. In summary, the US military will maintain most of the status quo in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, but will invest more resources in the Indo-Pacific region.

“Australia is seeing the deployment of new rotary fighters and bombers. We will see strengthening ground force training and logistics cooperation,” said Mara Carlin, who is carrying out the mission of Assistant Secretary of Defense. He said at a press conference on November 29th.

“In a broader sense, we see various infrastructure improvements across Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Australia across the Indo-Pacific,” said Carlin. “These include more broadly included logistics facilities, fuel depots, munitions depots, airfield upgrades, and more.”

Citing the fact that the Pentagon “is struggling to make our budget right now,” Carlin shut down when asked for details.

Carlin said the Pentagon is increasing the number of German troops amid heightened tensions along the Russian-Ukrainian border when discussing European policy.Playing cards Attempted to withdraw the army Coming from Germany, he imposed a 25,000 troop limit on the country, but the Biden administration announced earlier this year that it would lift the limit.

Carlin said at a news conference that Biden had overturned Trump’s efforts to withdraw from Germany.

“Some of the larger parts of the global attitude review are the fact that we haven’t moved an army of 25,000 from Germany,” she said. “Sure, we are actually increasing our army in Germany.”

According to the Ukrainian government, more than 110,000 Russian troops have gathered near the border. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said at a meeting on November 29 that the military was “watching it carefully.”

“And we know what Russia is doing, what their intentions are, what they are doing, what troops are there, and what they are for. We continue to call for greater transparency, “Kerby said. “I can’t clearly say their intentions, but I continue to believe that escalating or offensive behavior will be a major concern not only for the United States, but for allies and partners on the European continent.”

Some of the resources dedicated to Europe and the Indo-Pacific will come from the Middle East. According to the summary of the Global Attitude Review, changes in the region include missile defense capabilities and the redeployment of “specific maritime assets” to Europe and the Indo-Pacific.

However, the review said the military would continue its campaign against ISIS and maintain its presence in Iraq and Syria to build the capabilities of its local partners.

“For the future, a global attitude review directs the department to carry out an additional analysis of the requirements for a lasting attitude in the Middle East,” Carlin said. “We have a global responsibility and we need to ensure the readiness and modernization of our troops. These considerations require us to continually change our attitude in the Middle East, but based on the threat environment. We always have the ability to quickly deploy troops in the area. “

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is still conducting inter-ministerial reviews to assess whether there are resources to adequately counter the threat of Africa from violent radicalist organizations in the region.

In response to a question from reporters, Carlin said the Pentagon is still considering how to use the resources released by the withdrawal of Afghanistan.

Resources released from the withdrawal from Afghanistan will probably be devoted to the above areas, but Carlin said the Pentagon is assessing what is still available and how it will be used.

“The Global Attitude Review prescribes some further analysis in both the Middle East and Africa, and I think the withdrawal from Afghanistan is an important part of that. Let us understand exactly. Will their assets and platforms be released? Are there different approaches? “She said.

“Given how long our existence has existed, obviously, what do you think it is somewhat basic?”

Ken Silva


Kensilva covers the national security issues of The Epoch Times. His reporting career also includes cybersecurity, crime and offshore finance. This includes three years as a journalist in the British Virgin Islands and two years in the Cayman Islands. Contact him at [email protected]