Friday, February 9, 2018
U.S. Considering Boosting Asia Forces With Heavily Armed Marine Units
The Pentagon is considering plans to send heavily armed, versatile Marine Corps Expeditionary Units to East Asia, curtailing some deployments in the Middle East as it repositions forces in response to growing Chinese influence, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The move would be among the first tangible steps by the Trump administration to expand the U.S. military presence in Asia after announcing its National Defense Strategy last month, reports WSJ.
“We have enduring interests here, and we have an enduring commitment and we have an enduring presence here,” Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, said about the American position in Asia during an eight-day trip through the region ending this week.
In a related step, the Marine Corps next month will expand the number of Marines who serve in rotating training assignments in Darwin, Australia, military officials said.
This is not exactly bringing the troops home. Will this remove the blinders from the eyes of Trump fanboys? I doubt it.
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