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The purpose of relocating the F-16 from Germany to Italy was called the opposition to Russia

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The purpose of relocating the F-16 from Germany to Italy was called the opposition to Russia

The purpose of redeploying the US Air Force F-16 fighters from Germany to Italy is to counter Russia. General David Allwin, head of the Operations Directorate of the US Chiefs of Staff, announced this.


Speaking to the US House of Representatives Armed Forces Committee, Allwin said that the US Air Force hopes to expand the "attack area" with the transfer of F-16s, since it is a mistake to believe that Russia will limit itself to military operations only in the Baltic.

(...) Russia may have plans of malicious influence along the entire periphery, in connection with which the southeast of Europe, the Black Sea, are becoming as important as the Baltic. We will expand to Italy, strengthen Aviano's capacity to better deal with what is happening in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the Black Sea

- explained the general.

According to him, after this redeployment, the European command of the US armed forces will receive another "axis of access."

Earlier it became known that the 480th squadron, based at the Spangdahl airbase in western Germany, will be redeployed to the north of Italy to the Aviano airbase. She will join two US Air Force squadrons stationed there - 555th and 510th. All of these squadrons are armed with F-16 fighters.

According to the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper, the transfer of F-16s closer to the Black Sea region will allow NATO to conduct effective deployment on the southeastern flank of the alliance.
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 1 October 2020 12: 52
    +4
    Nothing shines for them.
    All one.
    Good will win loot.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 1 October 2020 12: 58
      12
      Russia may have plans of malicious influence along the entire periphery

      Isn't it time to speak out sharply about the nonsense of the top officials of NATO and the United States. Something like a pomelo language has already become. The edges are completely lost.
      There are enough ice axes for everyone ... angry
      1. Livonetc
        Livonetc 1 October 2020 13: 01
        +6
        Here we don't need ice axes, but missiles.
        I want to hope that's enough.
        However, most likely, it is still not enough for a full-fledged confrontation without the use of nuclear weapons.
        And they have such a language.
        As they once said in Soviet Odessa.
        "Sho are you a toad breathing poison?"
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 1 October 2020 13: 10
          +2
          Speaking to the US House of Representatives Armed Forces Committee, Allwin said that the US Air Force hopes to expand the "attack area" with the transfer of F-16s, since it is a mistake to believe that Russia will limit itself to military operations only in the Baltic.

          If you listen to the speeches of American warriors, you will spit 100 times on the post-call assurances of the same American diplomat Sullivan about the unbiased intentions of the United States in relation to the same Republic of Belarus!
          According to Sullivan,
          the events in Belarus are not a subject of dispute between the United States and Russia, but represent "a peaceful expression of the will of the Belarusian people."

          In any PROXY questions, believing in the United States is simply not respecting yourself!
        2. Arthur73
          Arthur73 1 October 2020 14: 16
          +1
          Nothing of the kind happened. It's just that our strategists have a certain number of targets on the map of Europe. And missiles don't care if there is Germany, Italy, or the United States.
          1. zwlad
            zwlad 1 October 2020 14: 39
            +2
            May not be enough. Reptiles are scattered.
          2. Aag
            Aag 1 October 2020 15: 55
            0
            Quote: Arthur73
            Nothing of the kind happened. It's just that our strategists have a certain number of targets on the map of Europe. And missiles don't care if there is Germany, Italy, or the United States.

            Are you sure? Compare the number of nuclear warheads (1420) on deployed media (517 in 2018 open data) with the newly emerging targets.
      2. Russobel
        Russobel 1 October 2020 13: 17
        0
        There are enough ice axes for everyone ...
        And if there are not enough ice axes, then "Newbie" will help out
        good
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 1 October 2020 13: 25
          +3
          It will be fat, we take care of traitors laughing
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 1 October 2020 13: 07
      +4
      So the hunt to scatter and crack in the snout with a kerza boot. These NATO storytellers enrage.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 1 October 2020 13: 14
        +4
        The purpose of redeploying the US Air Force F-16 fighters from Germany to Italy is to counter Russia
        We shouldn't have treated the Italians for the crown ... This is their gratitude!
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 1 October 2020 13: 35
          -2
          And our GDP wants the halo around the head to glow during life. Well, of course, it helps the whole world, but in the Voronezh region, houses themselves are on fire, while the Be-200 extinguishes fires in Turkey, and even the Turks are making claims to our flyers, they fly close to houses.
          1. Charik
            Charik 1 October 2020 13: 58
            -1
            A lot of houses burned down? I drove through the Bobyakovsky bridge - I only managed to see the fields burned down.
            1. Ros 56
              Ros 56 1 October 2020 14: 09
              -1
              Watch the news, they constantly monitor, it's good that there are no victims. So they started talking about Rostov too.
            2. Charik
              Charik 1 October 2020 14: 45
              -1
              And what kind of question you can put a minus, I did not know
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 1 October 2020 13: 19
        +4
        Quote: vkl.47
        the hunt to scatter and crack in the snout with a kerza boot. These NATO storytellers enrage.

        It is good to storytellers to oppose the storytellers - to convey to the western inhabitants what threat amerovskie bases in the neighborhood pose. Given that the triple nickel specializes in destroying radars, Aviano will be multiplied by zero.
        I understand that the task is difficult to accomplish, but it is necessary to do it. Today, the infospace is not for the Russian Federation, there is where to turn around.
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    4. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 1 October 2020 14: 18
      -2
      Loot will never win good
  2. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 1 October 2020 13: 00
    -1
    The purpose of redeploying the US Air Force F-16 fighters from Germany to Italy is to counter Russia.

  3. Alien From
    Alien From 1 October 2020 13: 05
    +2
    There is only one answer: more missiles, good and different, nuclear warheads are our first friend!
  4. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 1 October 2020 13: 05
    +2
    Now they will ask to increase funding for the Pentagon.
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 1 October 2020 13: 23
    +1
    What difference does it make to our Calibers where to fly, directly westward or to the left. And even more so ballistic.
  6. Wolf
    Wolf 1 October 2020 13: 33
    0
    How do you answer such words? Just a representative of the gene. the headquarters needs to show at a conference for journalists that if the terrorist organization NATO will continue to approach the borders of Russia, if something happens, even in the smallest list, all these centers like Aviano est will be wiped off the face of the earth within 10-15 minutes, as well as the environment, they are empty. place with its people who live there.
    What do the Dumb Balvani in NATO think that someone will wait for the squadron to be lifted into the air? There the units will have times to fly from the airfield, it will all turn into FIRE.
  7. Charik
    Charik 1 October 2020 13: 54
    0
    When the RHBZ went to Italy to clean up the baranovirus, they had to issue the Novichok tank for watering Aviano
  8. Fedorovich
    Fedorovich 1 October 2020 18: 17
    0
    And our troops are marching by chance
    Already across the expanses of seventeen countries.
  9. yasher
    yasher 1 October 2020 19: 40
    0
    Italy is a good country, and the people there are good, I have been, I know, I liked it!
    It is a pity that they are putting themselves in jeopardy, and most importantly for what ???