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First units to be deployed by the US in the event of World War III

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The world situation continues to be tense. Local conflicts of varying intensity and clashes of geopolitical interests in various parts of the world have not disappeared from everyday life. news agenda. The United States fears a possible conflict between China and Taiwan, the DPRK's nuclear program and Russia's major military exercises near NATO's borders, as well as the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and in Crimea. Separately, we can highlight the cluster of still ongoing military conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.


Against this background, Syria, where the US and Russian military are currently present, is of particular concern. It is the situation in this country that can cause the start of a major military conflict, according to American experts. Two military groups of geopolitical adversaries often come into direct contact here. One of the most talked about news of August was the story about the ramming of the American International MaxxPro armored vehicle by the Russian BTR-82A near the Syrian settlement of Derik. Any such episode could eventually end in casualties or gunfire, which could set off a flywheel of mutual escalation.

US Air Force will fight for air supremacy


The journalists of the American edition of We Are The Mighty, devoted to military equipment, rightly believe that at the beginning of the third world war, the Air Force will be the first to enter the scene. The Air Force is capable of rapidly projecting force around the world and is highly mobile and has a long range. In recent years, it is the Air Force that has begun to play a major role in military conflicts. In 1999, the United States and its NATO allies, with one use of the air force, achieved their goals during the bombing of Yugoslavia. The Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria also proved to be excellent, which provided enormous assistance to the Syrian army and actually helped to preserve the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which by mid-2015 was already on the verge of collapse.

American journalists believe that the military conflict that may begin in Syria will quickly spread to Turkey, with the leadership of operations going from the US Central Command to the US European Command of the US Armed Forces (USEUCOM). The first to be involved in the conflict will be six American F-16 multifunctional fighters temporarily based in Turkey. They can become the first combat aircraft to engage the Russian Air Force. Aircraft and about 300 ground personnel were deployed at the Turkish Incirlik airbase back in 2015. They were transferred here from Italy from Aviano airbase, where two full-fledged American fighter squadrons are currently based on F-16CG / DG aircraft.


Also, to ensure air supremacy over Turkey, the Americans can transfer here a number of more F-16s based in European countries, primarily in Italy, and four fifth-generation F-22 Raptor fighters from Europe. At the same time, within a day, the US Air Force will be able to send one or two groups of fifth-generation F-22 fighters, each of four aircraft, to the new theater of military operations. Taking into account air refueling, this aircraft is able to reach any point of the planet within 24 hours. At the same time, the aircraft will be airlifted with support crews and additional equipment, which will be transported by a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. The rest of the fighters for the deployment of full-fledged squadrons may arrive later.

US Navy will focus on anti-submarine warfare


In the event of a full-scale military conflict in the Middle East, the main task of the US Navy will be to protect large surface ships from attack from submarines and ensure safe navigation in the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean Sea and the approaches to Gibraltar is the area of ​​responsibility of the 6th fleet USA. In the event of a full-scale war, the 6th Fleet will have to solve tasks to counter the entire spectrum of attacks from Russia. The greatest fears among the Americans are caused by the quiet Russian submarines and the updated surface ships of the Black Sea Fleet.

Most recently, the Russian Black Sea Fleet has seriously renewed its submarine component. The fleet currently includes six new Project 636.6 Varshavyanka diesel-electric submarines. The Americans highly appreciate the Russian submariners, so in the Mediterranean they focus on anti-submarine operations. The Americans are also practicing anti-submarine warfare together with their NATO allies in the region. US destroyers regularly patrol the Mediterranean Sea, sometimes making voyages to the Black Sea.


At the same time, aircraft carriers remain the main striking force of the American fleet. But there are no permanent carrier strike groups in the Mediterranean. In the fall of 2019, it became known that the US Navy was experiencing certain problems with the combat readiness of its aircraft carriers. Of the six ships deployed in the Atlantic, only one could go to sea. The rest of the ships, for various reasons, were to one degree or another not ready for long voyages. Only one aircraft carrier is usually oriented to the Middle East, which is based in the waters of the Arabian Sea. The American navy tries to keep at least one carrier strike group here at all times.

If necessary, it is from the Arabian Sea from the 5th fleet to the 6th that an American aircraft carrier can most quickly arrive in the Mediterranean Sea, using the Suez Canal to cross. At the same time, even before its arrival, the aircraft carrier will be able to use its own air wing to support the actions of the 6th Fleet. This will be possible by refueling aircraft in the air from tanker aircraft and replenishing fuel supplies on board the aircraft carrier from tankers deployed by the United States in the Middle East.

Marines to evacuate US embassies and citizens


The main striking force of the United States outside the country is traditionally the Marine Corps units. In this case, the protection of the US embassies in all countries of the world is carried by the marines. In the event of a military conflict, the Marines will help evacuate vulnerable US embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions throughout Eastern Europe. In addition to assisting in the evacuation of embassy personnel and American citizens, they will deal with the destruction of classified information and equipment located in diplomatic missions.


If necessary, the forces of the Special Marine Group will be connected to the operation. aviation and ground response in crisis situations. The closest such group is based at the Moron airbase in Spain and is focused primarily on Africa. This task force of the USMC can be involved in strengthening the security of embassies, conducting non-combat operations to evacuate civilians and embassy personnel, and evacuating crews of downed aircraft. The group includes MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors and KC-130J aircraft. The unit is regularly trained in bilateral and multilateral exercises with US regional partners.

In addition, the US Marines are deployed as part of the Black Sea Rotational Force in Romania. In peacetime, their main task is to demonstrate the support of NATO allies, education and training of the military personnel of friendly armies. But in the event of a military conflict, they are ready to take part in protecting the Romanian coast from potential attacks from the Russian Black Sea Fleet. At the same time, Marines stationed in other European countries will prepare to repel potential attacks from the ground forces of the Russian army.

U.S. Army Europe plans to defend over 750 miles


US ground forces in Europe are deployed across the continent. At the same time, most of the troops and the headquarters of the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) are located in Germany. It is from here that troops will be deployed to reinforce smaller groupings in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states. By 2020, the American military contingent in Europe totaled approximately 52 thousand people. At the same time, on a rotational basis in Eastern Europe, there was the 1st American tank a brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division (three battalions in Poland, Romania and the Baltic States).


With units in Europe, the Americans expect to support the armies of their allies and provide reliable defense on a front over 750 miles (more than 1200 km). As a reinforcement force, the American 82nd Airborne Division, whose permanent location is Fort Bragg in North Carolina, can be deployed in Europe in a short time. At the same time, at present, the main enemy of the US ground forces in Europe is not Russia, but American President Donald Trump, who in the summer of 2020 repeatedly spoke out about the need to reduce the number of American troops on the territory of Germany. In particular, Trump was going to reduce the American contingent in Germany to 25 thousand people, withdrawing 9,5 thousand American troops from the country.

To support the activities of the American ground forces in Europe will be the Command of Special Operations in the European theater of operations (SOCEUR). This command will coordinate the actions of the special forces of the fleet, army, air force and the Marine Corps on the continent. In particular, one battalion from the 10th Special Forces Group of the US Army (Green Berets) is permanently based in Germany. The zone of responsibility of the 10th group is Europe. In fact, this unit is a four-battalion paratrooper regiment. And on the territory of Great Britain at Mildenhall airbase, the 352nd Special Operations Wing from the US Air Force Special Operations Command is permanently based. These units, already deployed in Europe, will be the first to be deployed in the event of a third world war.
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  1. zadorin1974
    zadorin1974 8 September 2020 05: 18
    11
    When trying to reproduce this dream of American generals, in an hour the remnants of the planet's population will sit in pits and holes and envy the dead. Staff developers apparently live in their own personal universe.
    1. tlauicol
      tlauicol 8 September 2020 05: 28
      -1
      none of this am will not do. wars between nuclear powers have been going on for 70 years. I think that even in the event of a threat of losing the islands or Kaliningrad, our gallant commanders will not use nuclear weapons. Nobody will apply
      1. zadorin1974
        zadorin1974 8 September 2020 05: 41
        +8
        But I don’t want to test your theory during my lifetime. If everything is so cloudless, what is more and more terrible in the world. What is most annoying is that the voices of all politicians and scientists are getting louder and louder. That nuclear winter is a bluff.
        1. tlauicol
          tlauicol 8 September 2020 05: 50
          0
          this theory has been tested by more than half a century of warfare involving nuclear powers.
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      2. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 8 September 2020 08: 34
        +2
        Quote: Tlauicol
        Nobody will apply


        So the Americans will not use strategic nuclear forces if they dump 550 kilotons on the Pearl Harbor, or destroy the AUG using nuclear weapons. Is that so?
        1. Avior
          Avior 8 September 2020 08: 39
          +4
          nobody will apply first.
          1. Cyril G ...
            Cyril G ... 8 September 2020 08: 44
            -1
            The use of Tactical nuclear weapons at sea or when attacking remote enclaves is not at all a reason to use strategic nuclear forces.
            1. Avior
              Avior 8 September 2020 09: 21
              +5
              Considering that tactical yao has never been used in decades, you cannot know such things.
              in fact, even when US warships violated the USSR border, they were not even fired at from a machine gun.
              no joke.
      3. lucul
        lucul 8 September 2020 08: 54
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        our brave generals will not use nuclear weapons. Nobody will apply

        No need to cheer yourself up))))
        You were told clearly and distinctly - "Why do we need such a world in which there will be no Russia."
        1. Avior
          Avior 8 September 2020 09: 21
          +2
          say and do are different things.
          the top have something to lose
          1. lucul
            lucul 8 September 2020 09: 46
            +6
            say and do are different things.
            the top have something to lose

            Possessing the strongest army, the USSR simply surrendered without a fight, and under the "wise leadership" of the opponents, the country suffered such losses (human and material), completely comparable to those in the Second World War. Only then did we inflict crushing damage on the enemy, and in the 90s, we did not inflict any damage at all, only we alone received it ourselves (the top of the idiocy of the elites).
            To quote Churchill - "If a country, choosing between war and shame, chooses shame, it gets both war and shame." The USSR chose shame, and as a result received both shame and war.
            I have had enough of shame, I personally choose war.
            1. Avior
              Avior 8 September 2020 13: 30
              +2
              I do not want to offend you, but you will not personally decide.
              Of course, you can declare war on England like Munchausen, but England is unlikely to know about it.
              And for those who decide, they will lose much more than you and me, and they have a completely different motivation
              hi
            2. Avior
              Avior 8 September 2020 13: 38
              +3

              War with England
              smile
          2. Undecim
            Undecim 8 September 2020 13: 23
            +2
            You were told clearly and distinctly
            Here the key words for understanding the situation are "You were told." That is, every "wamam" was given noodles about the fact that there would be no world without them, and they now rush about with it, like a famous comrade with a written sack and throw thermonuclear charges from the sofas, like some hitch in 1974. At least 80 percent population TV replaced the brain.
        2. aglet
          aglet 8 September 2020 10: 30
          +7
          "You were told clearly and distinctly -" Why do we need such a world in which there will be no Russia ""
          what he just did not say. if you collect all the quotes, it will be a thing stronger than Goethe's "faust"
      4. Glory1974
        Glory1974 8 September 2020 10: 08
        +3
        even in the event of the threat of losing the islands or Kaliningrad, our brave generals will not use nuclear weapons.

        The doctrine says that they will apply.
        The entire Russian army is built on the ability to act in a local conflict, and in a global one only with the help of tactical nuclear weapons.
        What has not been used for decades means nothing. Apply if necessary. Previously, countries fought against each other in the territories of third countries, which is happening now. With an attack on the Russian Federation, everything will change.
        1. Trapp1st
          Trapp1st 8 September 2020 11: 23
          0
          The doctrine says that they will apply.
          Refine the wording in the doctrine. If my memory serves me it says that nuclear weapons will be used in the event of a threat to the very existence of Russia. If, say, only Moscow remains from Russia, is it considered as Russia or not?
          1. Glory1974
            Glory1974 8 September 2020 11: 32
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            The Russian Federation reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction against it and (or) its allies, as well as in the case of aggression against the Russian Federation with the use of conventional weapons, when the very existence of the state is threatened.

            Specific provisions of the doctrine can be regulated and supplemented by presidential decrees. Therefore, even if the enemy has just begun to cross the border, we can immediately swipe at tactical nuclear weapons without waiting for it to approach Moscow.
            1. Trapp1st
              Trapp1st 8 September 2020 11: 49
              +2
              when the very existence of the state is threatened.
              Very muddy wording.
          2. KCA
            KCA 8 September 2020 11: 47
            +3
            Has changed a little - any missile launcher or ballistic missile fired across the territory of the Russian Federation is considered a carrier of tactical nuclear weapons, the answer is obvious
      5. boni592807
        boni592807 8 September 2020 20: 21
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        tlahuikol (Ivan), Today, 05:28, NEW
        no one will do this. wars between nuclear powers have been going on for 70 years. I think that even in the event of a threat of losing the islands or Kaliningrad, our gallant commanders will not use nuclear weapons. Nobody will apply

        Everything happens for the first time. recourse
        Perhaps not the first on Earth, but information about past attempts is not yet fully understood by archaeologists. belay
        There are many questions that MUST be solved in the WORLD. and THEY WILL BE DECIDED!
        AS? THERE IS A REASON TO THINK WE WILL SEE ALL of this... hi
    2. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 8 September 2020 11: 24
      0
      The development staff apparently live in their own personal universe.
      They live in their personal bunker.
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 8 September 2020 05: 24
    +5
    USA deployed in case of World War III
    It was smooth on paper ....
  3. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 8 September 2020 06: 08
    +1
    At the top, I think they know more and no one is going to give up. And if it starts, then the majority of the population will be up to one place, where and who is deployed there, the main task will be how to survive and where to take their ass out of dangerous areas.
    1. kit88
      kit88 8 September 2020 08: 43
      10
      Your ass will need to be carried to the recruiting office.
      1. Vladimir61
        Vladimir61 8 September 2020 15: 51
        0
        We have many with posters and slogans flaunting before trouble, and during trouble, disappear somewhere!
        Quote: kit88
        Your ass will need to be carried to the recruiting office.

        Liable for military service, yes - and without waiting for a summons, but not for the majority of the population!
        1. Sputnik 11
          Sputnik 11 8 September 2020 16: 36
          0
          Precisely for the majority of the male population!
  4. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 8 September 2020 07: 11
    +4
    The war begins with the mobilization of storerooms ... If we talk about the 3rd MV, then first of all headquarters and other centers of command and control will be deployed, then missile defense units, and after repelling a missile strike, those who survived will enter the "war". And yet - the author's statement that
    With units in Europe, the Americans expect to support the armies of their allies and provide reliable defense on a front over 750 miles (more than 1200 km).
    - do not correspond to reality. The US will attack, not defend. Today in Europe there is no military force capable of attacking, except the United States. But I have the impression from the article that the author is very far from understanding what a world war is and constantly talks about local confrontations.
    1. Glory1974
      Glory1974 8 September 2020 11: 35
      0
      The war begins with the mobilization of storerooms ... If we talk about the 3rd MV, then first of all headquarters and other centers of command and control will be deployed, then the ABM subunits

      This is if there is a threatened period. If he is not there, then they will call in storekeepers after everything starts.
      1. Vitaly Tsymbal
        Vitaly Tsymbal 8 September 2020 12: 08
        +2
        That's what intelligence is, so as not to miss the threatening period))) After EVERYTHING starts to call from the stock, there may be no one)))
  5. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 8 September 2020 07: 50
    -2
    The first will be the funeral teams, well, if someone survives and at least some kind of control remains among the remaining couple of million radioactive zombies.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 8 September 2020 08: 41
    +4
    What do the journalists of the American edition of We Are The Mighty smoke, what do they hope to deploy there in the event of World War III?
  7. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 8 September 2020 08: 42
    +1
    this is some kind of fantastically mild scenario of the beginning ... the third world will begin with an exchange of nuclear strikes ... but what will remain (with the possible complete loss of control points ... the outfit of warheads on them is the largest) will be to one degree or another involved in restoring control, reconnaissance and determining the scale of damage and preparing the next strike ... whether it comes to ground operations and other classical applications ... this is from the field of deep theory ... after the massive use of nuclear weapons, it is possible that everyone in the world will have no DO (not after)
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 8 September 2020 11: 20
      +2
      after massive use of nuclear weapons
      Chemical and bacteriological weapons will be used.
  8. CBR600
    CBR600 8 September 2020 09: 07
    +2
    I dare to suggest that ...
    If such a conflict is "born", little will remain of Turkey, and not only of Turkey. In order to bind the actions of the United States in Europe, Russia will not only have to, it will have to attack from the north, i.e. The Baltics will get nowhere. And here everything will depend on success. It will turn out to stay on the occupied frontiers - a new world order will come without the use of nuclear weapons. And its application is mutual destruction. If only Africa will be left without galoshes.
  9. ved_med12
    ved_med12 8 September 2020 10: 02
    -1
    The third world war, like the previous ones, will begin with a local conflict. And only as it grows will it become a world ... Something like this ...
    And the use of strategic nuclear forces, in my opinion, will only be in an extreme and hopeless situation.
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 8 September 2020 11: 18
      +1
      the use of strategic nuclear forces, in my opinion, will only be in an extreme and desperate situation.
      For one of the parties, in any case, a hopeless situation will come, but most likely there will be no one to wait until it comes, this is a form of idiocy. After the exchange of nuclear weapons, the war will not end and it is stupid to wait for the moment when nothing will be left from the Armed Forces except nuclear weapons.
  10. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 8 September 2020 10: 30
    +2
    The author came up with something ...
    The Americans are transferring their main forces from the Middle East and Europe to the Pacific Ocean and the Far East. Bases in Germany are evacuated, troops are returned to the States.
    China has officially become the main rival and military adversary.
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  11. yuratanja1950
    yuratanja1950 8 September 2020 11: 11
    0
    "The United States fears ... major Russian military exercises near NATO borders ... "...

    Eh ... "At the borders of NATO" ... They made fun of ... Although, to be honest, it's not funny at all ...
  12. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 8 September 2020 11: 14
    +1
    In 1999, the United States and its NATO allies achieved their goals with one use of the Air Force
    They achieved their goals thanks to Russian politicians. In general, if such a scenario, God forbid, becomes a reality, then it will be foolish for Russia to sit and wait from where it arrives, it will have to be preemptive, and this is a full-fledged exchange of nuclear strikes.
  13. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 8 September 2020 12: 50
    0
    Very curious, at what stage do you think the actions will be to neutralize enemy satellites?
    1. Scriabin
      Scriabin 8 September 2020 20: 48
      0
      On the first ... Gradually, invisibly and unobtrusively ...
  14. Scriabin
    Scriabin 8 September 2020 20: 46
    0
    Well, what else can you say? .. You need to crush these demons with terrible force, that's all.
  15. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 8 September 2020 23: 13
    0
    The most important US units in any war are fast food eateries !!!
    If there are no hamburgers, then not a single soldier of the American army will fight. This army does not intend to lose weight !!!
  16. Tektor
    Tektor 9 September 2020 14: 36
    0
    The Art of War recommends showing weakness when you are strong. Only this can explain the modesty of our command, which only a few weeks later announced that it had found Seawulf, and controlled his movements in the area of ​​responsibility. This speaks to the new capabilities of our underwater lighting system. And we can say that we have closed the last gap in the total defense. Those. we are ready.
    And there was also a report about 104 days AI that several experts spoke to. The experts were impressed. Those. this AI can be assigned to conduct intelligence on the Internet, i.e. set the task of penetrating closed networks. The task is to leave the possibility (tab) of interception of control of weapons complexes and individual combat units.
  17. Old Skeptic
    Old Skeptic 9 September 2020 19: 54
    0
    I'm wondering, while they will deploy all this - will the enemy sit and wait? What "not smart" will drive (in wartime), AUG through Suez, when "Onyxes" with "Yakhonts" are in Syria?
  18. Old Bolshevik
    Old Bolshevik 21 October 2020 16: 11
    -2
    The war between the PRC and the United States is inevitable, as was the war between England and Germany in 1914 and 1939.
    Lenin wrote long ago that the irreconcilable imperialist contradictions between the leading powers of the world are always resolved by war.
    It is a pity that the Russian Federation as the USSR in 1941 will not be able to remain neutral in this war, but will be forced to fight on the side of China against the block of imperialist predators of the West. Unless China preemptively attacks the Russian Federation so that the United States does not get its natural resources.
  19. vavilon
    vavilon 4 December 2020 15: 57
    -1
    In the event of a real conflict, it is very important not to miss the time to deliver a preemptive strike at the enemy's bases even before they are transferred to one region or another and regardless of their location, be it Germany, Poland or any other country on whose territory troops will be deployed ...