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The Pentagon will transfer arms to Europe for $ 1,3 billion

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As part of the so-called “European Initiative of Containment”, Washington intends to transfer various weapons to Europe in the 2019 fiscal year for a total of $ 1,3 billion, reports TASS Statement by Davis Welch, Deputy Director of the Budget Planning Division in the Ground Forces of the US Army.




The budget plan involves the transfer to Europe “40 (tanks) $ 455 million Abrams, $ 61 million MSE (PAC-3 missiles), $ 260 million 66 multi-purpose armored personnel carriers, $ 230 million M61 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, and $ 2 million HIMARS missiles, ”Welch said at a Pentagon briefing.

He did not specify to which European countries it is planned to ship these weapons.

At the same time, Major General Paul Chamberlain, Director of the Department of Budget Planning for the Ground Forces, confirmed the fact that allocations for the “European Initiative for Restraint” have increased in the new budget plan.

The Pentagon materials explain that, in accordance with the budget request for 2018, the expenditures for this program amounted to $ 4,8 billion, and in the new draft budget, the Pentagon is requesting $ 6,5 billion - that is, $ 1,7 billion more.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 13 February 2018 08: 21
    +3
    What purpose is pursued by the transfer of these troops, if Russia is intimidated, then there are no options, if there are no ground attacks, only missile attacks will be at war.
    1. Sofa General
      Sofa General 13 February 2018 08: 23
      +2
      Yes, apparently, after all, I’m eager to fight someone .... only with Russia it’s awkward, so they are looking for inadequacies who will “seize” these weapons and once again climb to us ...
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 13 February 2018 08: 26
        +1
        Quote: Sofa General
        they’re looking for inadequate people who will “seize” these weapons and once again climb to us ...

        You are raving. Adequacy come back laughing
        1. cniza
          cniza 13 February 2018 08: 34
          +4
          The Pentagon will transfer arms to Europe for $ 1,3 billion


          I don’t understand why the number of equipment and troops is estimated in dollars, not physical units. Yes, there is a recount below, but for what?
          1. Chertt
            Chertt 13 February 2018 08: 43
            +1
            Quote: cniza
            why the number of equipment and troops is estimated in dollars, not physical units.

            In bucks it looks more serious. And so you write that an additional 40 rusty Abrams were brought to all of Europe, Vsezh only smiles for
            1. Alex-a832
              Alex-a832 13 February 2018 14: 30
              +2
              It is unlikely that "scrap" will be brought to Europe. I think that these are samples that have undergone modern modernization. As good capitalists, the Americans pursue several goals at once, including weld and show Europe the value of investments in their security.
              And the reality most likely is this: the Anglo-Saxons will never give up the idea of ​​gobbling up Russia with its resources, so they are preparing a springboard for the invasion.
              Purely hypothetically imagine:
              One morning, not very beautiful for Europe, it may find itself under the military dictatorship of the United States, with the support of NATO, as controlled by the armed forces. This will be the countdown to the invasion. US-led intrusion is difficult. Transferring the necessary amount of equipment from behind puddles and from other bases is problematic and too obvious. The United States also has insufficient human resources. It is necessary to connect the EU - but the EU in the mobilization plan completely sucks: the years of well-fed liberal-pacifist existence affected their combat readiness extremely detrimental, which pleases. There is only one option: to pump the EU with weapons under the guise of strengthening the defense capabilities of each of the EU and NATO countries, dragging them into the EU or creating unified military equipment from 0 production facilities, etc. And at “X” hour, take all this under the military dictatorship and, after the KMB, drive Europeans to Russia with whips. Something like the actions of Nazi Germany, but in a modern way. At the same time, the calculation is that we will not be pecking across Europe at our side with ICBMs.
              1. Chertt
                Chertt 13 February 2018 14: 38
                0
                No offense to you. Something a lot of unscientific fiction began to appear, both in articles and in comments
                Quote: Alex-a832
                One morning, which is not very beautiful for Europe, it may find itself under the US military dictatorship, with the support of NATO, as controlled by the armed forces.

                hi Advice, write a book in the genre of "alternative reality"
          2. Berber
            Berber 13 February 2018 08: 44
            +1
            Whatever the Americans do, money will always be involved. Surely there is some interest. And the habit remained - "the one with the most money is stronger."
        2. Sofa General
          Sofa General 13 February 2018 08: 44
          +2
          Chertt
          Those. you don’t consider such a scenario: at one far from perfect moment, crowds of those who came to attack the NATO bases in, say, Germany and France, and capture tons of barrels. The massacre of local vs come in large numbers begins. The United States is washing its hands - everything is democratic, all the movement for reform and all that. Who will suffer? EU? so to hell with her. The United States is not concerned. So, when these come in large numbers, and they will be finely guided, they will “eat up” all the supplies in the stores - and this will be a month after the start of the “riot”, they, the hungry, will be sent through pshekia and 404 to Russia with the words - there’s a freebie drink , grub and women.
          Почему нет?
          So far, everything "fits into the theory." Migrants doher, the laws are soft, permissiveness was given to them. But there is no work. What is not a powder keg?
          1. Chertt
            Chertt 13 February 2018 08: 57
            0
            Quote: Sofa General
            Those. You do not consider such a scenario:

            Very fantastic. Illiterate migrants on captured Abrams, through Poland, are advancing on Russia. In my opinion this is too much
            1. Sofa General
              Sofa General 13 February 2018 09: 08
              +1
              and they don’t need victory as such - it’s just to reduce the population ... that’s all. Again, the Arabs do not mind, but if they still shoot a little in the Russian - absolutely wonderful.
              again a classic of the genre - a war with Russia by the wrong hands ..
              just in the spirit of the Anglo-Saxons
          2. Northern warrior
            Northern warrior 13 February 2018 11: 29
            0
            Large clusters of black-chested Su-34s are hit by nuclear bombs, clearing the way for our tank wedges.
      2. Andrey K
        Andrey K 13 February 2018 08: 33
        +6
        Quote: Sofa General
        ... Yes, apparently still I can’t wait to fight someone .... only with Russia it’s awkward, so they are looking for inadequacies who will “seize” these weapons and once again climb to us ...

        You exaggerate a lot.
        Inadequacy in Europe at the moment, only one - the brothers.
        Europeans simply will not get into a fight - there is no time and no one.
        They drag the equipment of the gelding - they lift it up, they portray a lively activity. As brought, and taken away (although they can vparit her Balts and the same non-brothers).
        1. Sofa General
          Sofa General 13 February 2018 08: 45
          +1
          Yes, I would like to believe ... But inadequate dofig there really. 494, Psheks, Baltic extinctions - hundreds of them ...
      3. Teberii
        Teberii 13 February 2018 08: 43
        0
        Future losses are calculated in advance, who will demand grandmas from whom.
  2. mvg
    mvg 13 February 2018 08: 31
    0
    What is the news about? They threw off the maintenance of equipment on the geyropu. What for is it to them on the American continent?
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 13 February 2018 09: 16
      +4
      Dipped! Pull the equipment to Europe, so that dust particles are blown away from it and the goose dogs are pulled to the Abrams! Here they have a different interest. ! But which one?
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  4. Gardamir
    Gardamir 13 February 2018 08: 41
    0
    It is necessary to invest more in treasure.
  5. bald
    bald 13 February 2018 09: 00
    +2
    Why spend money on servicing when you have a servile EU for this? And it will be more convenient to steal from here - as it were, the trading base.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 13 February 2018 09: 14
    +1
    Birds of the "world" flew! Gifts from Uncle Sam brought.
  7. jovanni
    jovanni 13 February 2018 09: 27
    0
    Why would they throw such a thing back ...
  8. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 13 February 2018 09: 32
    0
    They will return to the same bases in Germany from which they were exported under Obama.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 13 February 2018 10: 23
      +2
      So if only in Germany. And Poland, the Baltic states, Romania (ABM). This “containment” is already directly like preparing for war. Today, 40 tanks and a couple of battalions, and tomorrow the account will go to the division?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 13 February 2018 13: 10
        0
        No. In the Baltic states, a larger number of NATO troops will no longer be. The grouping was completed 2 years ago.
        In each of the three countries: a reinforced battalion. Each year of rotation of the composition:
        half arrives, the same decreases.
        In Poland, there is also a battalion, plus a US tank brigade (also rotations).
        The rest of the troops and equipment, as they were once (in the 90s), in Germany, Norway.

        Good is not enough. sad Arms race, like a high price for the Crimea.
  9. Topotun
    Topotun 13 February 2018 12: 11
    +1
    Quote: cniza
    The Pentagon will transfer arms to Europe for $ 1,3 billion


    I don’t understand why the number of equipment and troops is estimated in dollars, not physical units. Yes, there is a recount below, but for what?

    It is not so noticeable what exactly is being thrown. When you talk about money, it doesn’t catch your eye - that around Russia a military group is slowly being created and saturated with weapons and military personnel. Otherwise, it’s difficult to explain why ...
  10. Lexus
    Lexus 13 February 2018 15: 33
    0
    Always touches bringing the power of the armed forces to the dollar equivalent. hi