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"Further from the borders of Russia": the West comments on the transfer of the American headquarters from Germany to Belgium

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The West is commenting on the decision of the command of the US troops to transfer the headquarters of American forces in Europe from Germany to Belgium. Until now, such a headquarters was located in the German Stuttgart, and now the Pentagon has decided to move it to the Belgian Mons.


This was announced by the commander of the united US forces in Europe, General Tod Walters.

This statement was made against the background of news with specific figures for the withdrawal of American troops from the FRG. So, the head of the Pentagon said that the United States is withdrawing 11,9 thousand of its military from Germany, of which 6,4 thousand will return to the United States, and the rest will be transferred to other NATO countries. The largest number of the remaining will be taken to Italy and the same Belgium.

Warsaw is very jealous of these steps by Washington. Polish media made it clear that the Polish authorities had "hope" that several thousand American troops would be deployed from Germany. Now it turns out that "at best" - several hundred. Also in Poland, it was believed that the headquarters of the US European Command could be transferred to their territory, but Washington chose Belgium.

The United States itself has different opinions on the transfer of the headquarters of the European Command. In particular, there were also statements that "the headquarters decided to move west - further from the borders of Russia." Moreover, some see this as almost a "conspiracy" between Trump and Putin, while others see it as "the goal of more protecting the American military administration from possible cyberattacks from Russia."

Meanwhile, commenting on the withdrawal of a significant part of the troops from Germany, Trump reiterated that he does not understand why it is necessary to "protect Germany from Russia" if Germany "buys energy resources from Russia for billions of dollars."
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  1. V1er
    V1er 30 July 2020 06: 40
    11
    Poland should not be a beloved wife, not see the Commonwealth laughing Well, you are doing it, tears are already welling up.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 30 July 2020 06: 48
      12
      The target on Belgium in the General Staff of the Russian Federation was circled fatter laughing
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 30 July 2020 08: 26
        +6
        Mons, or rather a village in the common people called shape has always been 'bold' goal: there are probably a dozen headquarters. And parts of the headquarters withdrawn from Germany have always been in shape. I think in the General Staff the squad of forces and means increased, to guarantee ...
    2. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 30 July 2020 07: 27
      +7
      Quote: V1er
      Poland should not be a beloved wife, not see the Commonwealth

      Poland should be, as usual, a place through which Europe attacks Russia in order to get some cabbage soup, and then all this is rolled back. Periodically, because of this, such a state generally disappeared from the political map ... But history teaches only that no one learns anything!
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 30 July 2020 08: 00
        +5
        The United States itself has different opinions on the transfer of the headquarters of the European Command. In particular, there were also statements that "the headquarters decided to move west - further from the borders of Russia." Moreover, some see this as almost a "conspiracy" between Trump and Putin, while others - "the goal is to better protect the American military command from possible cyberattacks from Russia»

        Of course, I have some gaps in my knowledge about building the Internet (especially military, "closed") what yes , therefore, someone, tell me - AS A PHYSICAL DISTANCE from "points А to the point В" in the network, affects the safety (invulnerability) of data?
        1. Cry
          Cry 30 July 2020 08: 36
          +1
          Elementary, the antiphysicist puts physics on the horns
        2. dzvero
          dzvero 30 July 2020 09: 00
          0
          The cable is longer, packets are lost, commands are distorted ... And one more thing - the longer the cable route, the more checkpoints with armored personnel carriers can be placed on it and more dogs can be launched so that not a single enemy byte gets through smile
    3. Cry
      Cry 30 July 2020 08: 32
      +1
      Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant - "Hail, Caesar, those who go to death greet you."
    4. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 30 July 2020 08: 46
      +1
      Quote: V1er
      Poland should not be a beloved wife, not see the Commonwealth

      Polska has not yet perished, but it has already given a scent.
  2. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 30 July 2020 06: 41
    10
    "The goal is to better protect the American military administration from possible cyberattacks from Russia." laughing
    This is the first time I see that distance to the target matters for cyberattacks.
    1. halpat
      halpat 30 July 2020 07: 09
      +2
      Quote: stock buildbat
      "The goal is to better protect the American military administration from possible cyberattacks from Russia." laughing
      This is the first time I see that distance to the target matters for cyberattacks.

      Well, American commanders are pretty straightforward and not very intricate.
      What is firing range, they learned back in the 60s and 70s. And all these little tsyferki on the screens ... well, how can they be compared to the blow of the butt in hand-to-hand combat, for example?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 30 July 2020 08: 59
        +1
        Quote: Halpat
        And all these little tsyferki on the screens ... well, how can they be compared to the blow of the butt in hand-to-hand combat, for example?

        These categories, of course, cannot be compared. No. just owning some "tsyferkami"the enemy can change the course of the DB and the war as a whole yes .

  3. alma
    alma 30 July 2020 06: 44
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    Trump reiterated that he does not understand why it is necessary to "protect Germany from Russia" if Germany "buys energy from Russia

    Who, then, is America protecting in Europe? And from whom?
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 30 July 2020 06: 49
      +1
      Those who pay, from those who don't. And all together from Russia, but they won't fight with us, because those who pay pay less than 4%, and better than 6% of GDP laughing
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 30 July 2020 07: 30
        0
        It looks like they are trying to kill two birds with one stone as always. On the one hand, this is dispersal (command farther to Belgium, troops closer to Poland). On the other hand, Germany "does not report meat" so the troops will withdraw from them
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 30 July 2020 09: 00
      0
      Quote: alma
      Who, then, is America protecting in Europe? And from whom?

      Exactly ! The main thing is from whom. Russia, I myself left the GDR, as well as from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania. And even earlier from Austria. You over there in your Europe will overreach before Russia attacks you, or you have forgotten history when each other was gnawing at each other's throats. And then there was no trace of the United States, it was still licking English bowlers.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 July 2020 06: 45
    +3
    "The goal is to better protect the American military administration from possible cyberattacks from Russia."
    Is the Internet different in Belgium, or will the difference in distance of several hundred kilometers affect the speed of hackers' work? They froze and did not understand what. Carry, do not carry, but modern weapons will still reach the control point, well, maybe to calm down with a difference of a couple of seconds.
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 30 July 2020 06: 55
    +1
    Further from the borders of Russia ": the West comments on the transfer of the American headquarters from Germany to Belgium
    fool Charleville - it is further and more worthy, history, however. repeatMacron will let in, though, these Frenchmen .... request
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 July 2020 07: 07
    0
    It looks like cartoons have worked. They take us to the range of our promising weapons. And the Poles let them sort it out themselves. When it smells like fried, the "penguins" get their brains cut.
  7. kind
    kind 30 July 2020 07: 33
    +3
    Trump reiterated that he does not understand why it is necessary to "protect Germany from Russia" if Germany "buys energy resources from Russia for billions of dollars."

    Just why did the US decide that Germany needs to be protected from Russia, which does not threaten it. There is a threat, it is a threat to the US market, but it is economic, not military. In short, the staff in their role, if it does not work out with the head, we will act by force.
  8. carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 30 July 2020 07: 52
    +2
    the goal is to protect the American military command more from possible cyberattacks from Russia) i.e. the further, the less the probability of a cyberattack?))))
    1. kind
      kind 30 July 2020 08: 03
      +1
      the further, the less the probability of a cyberattack?))))

      Sure! The earth is flat laughing
  9. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 30 July 2020 08: 52
    0
    Trump reiterated that he does not understand why it is necessary to "protect Germany from Russia" if Germany "buys energy resources from Russia for billions of dollars."

    And it is unaware to Donald that if Russia seizes Germany, then Russia will no longer sell energy resources to Germany for dollars, but will deliver to its domestic market in rubles.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 30 July 2020 09: 02
    0
    Why did the Americans decide not to aggravate relations with the Russians to Belgium, or did Poland ask badly?
  11. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 30 July 2020 09: 25
    0
    The scenario of a combined, nuclear-biological war against us is becoming more and more real.
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 30 July 2020 09: 50
    0
    Trump reiterated that he does not understand why it is necessary to "protect Germany from Russia" if Germany "buys energy resources from Russia for billions of dollars."

    I agree 100%. let herself, herself, herself!
  13. Stalllker
    Stalllker 30 July 2020 09: 58
    0
    "Kicked", so we moved
  14. bar
    bar 30 July 2020 10: 38
    0
    Now the psheks are taking their F-35s away from our borders, now their striped headquarters are withdrawing. What is it for?
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 July 2020 11: 12
      0
      bar (-) Today, 10:38 am NEW
      0
      Then psheks take their F-35s away from our borders, now the striped headquarters are withdrawing. What is it for?
      As an option, they are afraid that after taking off they will immediately find themselves abroad, in particular with us. And the second, in which case, we will sow the airfield with mines, and not a single penguin will take off, but will remain targets for missiles.
  15. Charik
    Charik 30 July 2020 10: 45
    0
    Maybe Germany is no longer afraid of the Russian threat and pendals to the Amers on the withdrawal of troops
  16. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 July 2020 11: 10
    0
    Warsaw is very jealous of these steps by Washington.
    The Merikatos threw the pshek at this stage. laughing However, as well as nemchuru.
  17. Maki maki
    Maki maki 30 July 2020 23: 17
    +8
    The Americans are already openly afraid of something. Don't even hesitate