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Washington intends to shift focus from Afghanistan to Indo-Pacific

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The United States intends to change the vector of its use of force and shift its focus to the Asia-Pacific region. This was announced by a high-ranking official of the White House administration.


The United States is shifting its focus from Afghanistan, withdrawing troops from there. The Pacific and Indian Oceans region is named a new point for the concentration of forces and means. According to the White House, the main danger for the United States lies precisely in this direction, while too much "time and money" has been devoted to Afghanistan.

The Biden administration has already announced that part of the forces withdrawn from Afghanistan will be redirected to the Asia-Pacific region to contain a "potential adversary," which, of course, means China, which is building up its forces and is not going to dance to the tune of the United States.

Washington has repeatedly stated that many US interests are located in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as allies - Japan and South Korea, which are also threatened by China. Also, the United States is not going to abandon Taiwan, supporting him, despite the demands of Beijing. In this region, Taipei can become an irritant for China with the help of the United States, just like Kiev for Russia. Solving your problems with the help of others is a favored US tactic.

The direction in which the build-up of US forces will begin has not yet been reported, but earlier the Indo-Pacific Command of the US Armed Forces announced plans to deploy high-precision missile ground installations capable of threatening mainland China.

Let us remind you that last Wednesday the US and NATO agreed to withdraw their troops from the territory of Afghanistan. According to US plans, the full withdrawal should take place by September 11, 2021, and not May 1, as previously announced. Following the Americans, other countries will also withdraw their contingents.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 16 2021 09: 14
    +3
    Washington intends to shift focus from Afghanistan to Indo-Pacific
    Where else could they go? laughing Now they will begin to annoy China ...
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke April 16 2021 09: 27
      +1
      Quote: aszzz888
      Washington intends to shift focus from Afghanistan to Indo-Pacific
      Where else could they go? Now they will begin to annoy China ...

      Who will be annoyed is not clear.
      Perhaps this is just a smokescreen.
      The Biden administration has already announced that part of the forces withdrawn from Afghanistan will be redirected to the Asia-Pacific region to contain the "potential enemy", which, of course, means China,

      Which part?
      Where will the rest be taken?
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 16 2021 09: 31
        +1

        Smoke_in_Smoke (Alexander)
        Today, 09: 27

        +1
        Quote: aszzz888
        Washington intends to shift focus from Afghanistan to Indo-Pacific
        Where else could they go? Now they will begin to annoy China ...

        Who will be annoyed is not clear.
        Perhaps this is just a smokescreen. ...
        I would ask the can, so it no longer remembers what it ate in the morning! And so - there would be a merikatos, and they will find a place for him to hang around in the Pentagon!
        1. DymOk_v_dYmke
          DymOk_v_dYmke April 16 2021 10: 36
          +1
          Quote: aszzz888
          I would ask the can, so it no longer remembers what it ate in the morning! And so - there would be a merikatos, and they will find a place for him to hang around in the Pentagon!

          They will find something, but it would be better if they come from the borders of Russia!
          Especially for those tested in Afghanistan.
          1. aszzz888
            aszzz888 April 16 2021 11: 09
            +1

            Smoke_in_Smoke (Alexander)
            Today, 10: 36
            NEW

            0
            Quote: aszzz888
            I would ask the can, so it no longer remembers what it ate in the morning! And so - there would be a merikatos, and they will find a place for him to hang around in the Pentagon!

            They will find something, but it would be better if they come from the borders of Russia!
            Especially for those tested in Afghanistan.
            in the Afghan dope, they ran around there ...
    2. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS April 16 2021 09: 34
      +6
      "Everyone asks for me, everyone needs me,
      Figoro! I'm here.
      Hey Figoro! I'm here.
      Figaro is here, Figaro is there,
      Figaro up, Figaro down "
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 16 2021 09: 39
        +1

        WHAT IS
        Today, 09: 34

        0
        "Everyone asks for me, everyone needs me,
        Figoro! I'm here.
        Hey Figoro! I'm here.
        Figaro is here, Figaro is there,
        Figaro up, Figaro down "
        Let me guess a modern character - is it really a stray Merikathos, on its own (but not on its own land!) Bases, and pieces of iron shuffling across the seas, on which there are more diapers than cola?
    3. ABC-schütze
      ABC-schütze April 16 2021 10: 41
      +4
      Me, in all these plots, in the "input - output" of all kinds of contingents of the Anlo-Saxons and their sixes, one detail has been annoying for a long time. Let me explain with an example ... In Afghanistan, they are present in two guises - the first, in fact, operating AUTONOMOUS, OCCUPATIONAL American contingent. Subordinate only to the White House. And the NATO rabble contingent, with the ISAF tag, received a UN Security Council mandate for its presence in Afghanistan. And in terms of their powers, to solve the assigned tasks, respectively. So here, I have a question, not so much to the States and NATO members as to the Russian Foreign Ministry. guys, Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council (and Russia, as its permanent member ...), agrees with the granting of a mandate for the presence in a particular region of the planet, this or that "contingent" (in our case, the so-called. NATO - ISAF), why, AT THE SAME TIME, does it not DEMAND to stipulate the CONDITIONS of his "withdrawal"? .. What kind of garbage is it? .. He came under the mandate of the UN Security Council, but "left"? .. When (or Uncle Sam .. .) Will the "left leg" want? .. If there is a mandate (permission) from the UN Security Council to bring in the contingent, then there must also be a mandate (permission) from the UN Security Council for withdrawal. First, REPORT to the UN Security Council about the "work done". Get an approving mark. And after that "withdraw" your contingents. And now, for the USA and NATO-tsev, the whole planet is like a gatehouse. We came and are present (in Afghanistan (or the same Iraq ...), sort of like, under the mandate of the UN Security Council, but we dump when we “ourselves want to.” So, maybe the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will raise the UN Security Council, the question of stopping these "free festivities"? .. And further, if any country that has received a mandate from the UN Security Council leaves the region of presence without the prior approval of the UN Security Council, then deprive it in the future of the right to be present in any international contingents legally operating with the consent of the Security Council UN. As incapable of fulfilling the task set by the UN Security Council. Period. And Amen ...
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 16 2021 15: 06
        +1
        Considering the fact that the UN has long been a pocket organization of the United States, then your proposal will not even reach the consideration of setting it up for discussion by the members of the UN Security Council. By the way, in Syria, mattresses are unlimited without any mandate whatsoever.
  2. Cananecat
    Cananecat April 16 2021 09: 16
    +2
    Have they restrained the Taliban so much that they have merged the country, will they also restrain China? ))
  3. knn54
    knn54 April 16 2021 09: 17
    +1
    I imagine that it will start in Hong Kong, XUAR (PRC), Indochina countries "so far" deprived of insufficient attention from the United States.
    1. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov April 16 2021 09: 23
      +1
      Quote: knn54
      I imagine that it will start in Hong Kong, XUAR (PRC), Indochina countries "so far" deprived of insufficient attention from the United States.

      Taiwan is no longer content with inattention wink
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  4. rocket757
    rocket757 April 16 2021 09: 30
    +1
    Washington intends to shift focus from Afghanistan to Indo-Pacific
    nothing unexpected ... China will get ready !!!
  5. Mouse
    Mouse April 16 2021 09: 31
    +3
    the house they will only dream about ... the ball is big ...
  6. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky April 16 2021 10: 04
    0
    Everywhere the mattresses began to leak, they swept across the planet like rats on a sinking ship.
  7. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 16 2021 10: 13
    +3
    Here we screwed up, here too, there we screwed up too. Aha! It is necessary to drive to the Indo-Pacific region, there, too, go to bed.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky April 16 2021 15: 12
      +1
      Quote: Captive
      Here we screwed up, here too, there we screwed up too. Aha! Must be rounded up to the Indo-Pacific, there, too, lay down.

      Everything is new, it is well forgotten old.
      In the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, they already screwed up once when they fought Vietnam. Apparently they decided to refresh their memory and get a new poultice.
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner April 16 2021 20: 34
        +1
        what Exactly! They went on the second round. winked
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 16 2021 10: 22
    +2
    With regard to the withdrawal from Afghanistan. This is not the first president to declare this, but things are still there. And the fact that if they are taken out, they will be transferred to another place and will not be returned home, too, has been tested and more than once. China is obviously ready for that turn of events, as it is not in vain that all these years it has strengthened its presence in this region. This is the filling of islands with the creation of military bases on them, and the presence of the Chinese fleet in this region.
    1. Blacksmith 55
      Blacksmith 55 April 16 2021 10: 34
      +1
      The most interesting thing is that after the United States, all those who participate in the "defense of democracy" are withdrawing their soldiers.
      Britain and Germany have already announced their withdrawal.
      There are also (according to my information) Poles, Tribals, Georgians and "various other Swedes." Although they may remain)))) to defend democracy.
      1. zwlad
        zwlad April 16 2021 15: 35
        0
        Tribalts will be the last to leave.
      2. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn April 16 2021 17: 09
        0
        China may consider sending a peacekeeping force to Afghanistan after the withdrawal of American troops, since the current security situation in that country poses a threat to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the PRC.

        ▪️US President Joe Biden announced that the withdrawal of the US military contingent of 2500 troops from Afghanistan will take place by September 11, 2021 (the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack in New York).

        ▪️It is worth noting that # China trained Afghan military units and helped create a mountain brigade. The training took place in China, and the purpose of the brigade was to repel possible attacks by Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
    2. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn April 16 2021 10: 39
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      China is obviously ready for that turn of events, as it is not in vain that all these years it has strengthened its presence in this region.

      China, they will lure ... They need the 2nd Pearl Harbor. Or September 11th.
      The best option is Taiwan. There is still Hong Kong pulling up with protests.
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      2. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn April 16 2021 10: 54
        +1

        The British aircraft carrier strike group will be stationed in the naval port of Yokosuka (Japan).
  9. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA April 16 2021 10: 39
    0
    A very sensible and well-thought-out decision of the Americans to transfer the vector of efforts against China to the APR, the occupation of Afghanistan by NATO has already more than paid for itself with drugs and NATO military-industrial complex contracts for armaments, and the USSR no longer exists, the countries of Central Asia are more or less under US control, so the main efforts of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region they will be against China, most likely the US groupings in Japan, South Korea will be strengthened, Taiwan will be pumped up with American weapons
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky April 16 2021 15: 23
      0
      Quote: CommanderDIVA
      A very sensible and thoughtful decision Americans to transfer the vector of efforts against China to the APR, the occupation of Afghanistan by NATO has already more than paid for itself with drugs and contracts of the NATO military-industrial complex ...
      It is a sound (decision) only in the sense that it would avoid the likelihood of being stuck in Afghanistan for another 20 inglorious years, that would eventually admit defeat and leave, ditching another couple of trillions of dollars.
      Quote: CommanderDIVA
      and the USSR is no longer there,
      At the time when they invaded Afghanistan, the USSR, and then it was already ten years ago.
      Quote: CommanderDIVA
      so the main US efforts in the Asia-Pacific region will be against China, most likely the US groupings in Japan, South Korea will be strengthened, Taiwan will be pumped up by American weapons

      This is yes. The main efforts of the mattresses will be directed at containing China and creating an anti-Chinese bloc from regional countries in the image and likeness of the NATO bloc. It seems that Beijing will have enough strength, means and determination to break off their aspirations and drive them into a stall.
  10. zwlad
    zwlad April 16 2021 15: 31
    0
    Washington intends to shift focus from Afghanistan to Indo-Pacific

    Is poppy cultivation started there?
  11. Egor53
    Egor53 April 17 2021 10: 19
    0
    And who will then export the heroin from Afghanistan? The American army is indispensable in this matter.