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The Pentagon is ready to cut the number of combat groups in order to save

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For the sake of budget savings, the US Defense Department is ready to reduce and substantially reorganize the existing regional commands of the US armed forces responsible for military operations in certain areas of the world, said the Defense Week, a specialized weekly.


According to the publication, these plans are carefully studied by the head of the Ministry of Defense Chuck Hagel, but so far in advance. The main goal of a possible change in the configuration of the combat regional commands is to optimize their activities and save budget funds. As a result of the reorganization, “more than 5 thousand posts currently occupied by military and civilian specialists can be reduced,” the latest issue of Defense News, received by subscribers on Monday, says ITAR-TASS.

The proposals prepared by experts from the Pentagon and the Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the United States Armed Forces include, in particular, the unification of the Northern and Southern Command. The first of them is responsible for the defense of North America, and the second is responsible for Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Now it is planned to create one big command, which will be called "American" or "Western."

The possibility of liquidating the African Command created just five years ago and transferring its functions to the European Command and Central Command, which is currently responsible for operations in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, is also being considered. At the same time, Afghanistan and Pakistan can be withdrawn from the zone of responsibility of the Central Command, and the Pacific Command will continue to handle them.

Thus, as Defense News emphasizes, the number of combat regional commands will be reduced by two. According to the weekly, at the same time it may be decided to reduce the six auxiliary commands of the US armed forces.
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  1. valokordin
    valokordin 13 August 2013 09: 26 New
    +7
    What remains with the world fascist policeman is enough in excess to spoil not only us in the first place.
    1. strange and pretty meaningless
      strange and pretty meaningless 13 August 2013 11: 34 New
      +4
      N-yes ... It is very tempting to look at the top of this pentagonal office ... I would say - attractive ... some little stunted trees grow. The word poplar creeps into my head ... for some reason request
      1. Constantine
        Constantine 13 August 2013 13: 26 New
        +1
        Quote: abyrvalg
        N-yes ... It is very tempting to look at the top of this pentagonal office ... I would say - attractive ... some little stunted trees grow. The word poplar creeps into my head ... for some reason


        But I’m waiting for the building to be taken from the Pentagon by court order, for debts, and then put up for auction wassat This will be funny lol Before the pile, you still have to pick up the white house, the Senate building and a couple more. Statue of freedom to be scrapped to cover debts on its maintenance wassat
      2. Airman
        Airman 13 August 2013 23: 30 New
        0
        Quote: abyrvalg
        N-yes ... It is very tempting to look at the top of this pentagonal office ... I would say - attractive ... some little stunted trees grow. The word poplar creeps into my head ... for some reason request

        And in my opinion, there "Bulava" would have looked better.
  2. Edward72
    Edward72 13 August 2013 09: 26 New
    0
    Invite Nanotaburetkin, he will help you.
    1. a52333
      a52333 13 August 2013 09: 55 New
      +4
      And let Serdyukov be taken away. He has experience in reorganization.
    2. Airman
      Airman 13 August 2013 23: 38 New
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      Quote: Edward72
      Invite Nanotaburetkin, he will help you.

      Yes, they already adopt the experience of the field-assistant in reducing the number of districts, but not so sharply.
  3. Refund_SSSR
    Refund_SSSR 13 August 2013 09: 28 New
    0
    Taper off winked
  4. Krsk
    Krsk 13 August 2013 09: 57 New
    +1
    Grandfather Sem is retiring ... And we follow him: merikos dosvidos.
  5. Yura
    Yura 13 August 2013 10: 05 New
    +2
    Glutton at the table, mouth full so do not chew. I understand the need for the command responsible for the defense of North America, and from whom did the command of the defense of South America and the Caribbean intend to defend or defend the countries in this region? It's like the proverb "without me, they married me." Will the number of regional combat commands be reduced by two and six auxiliary? If the number of countries subjected to aggression and military pressure by America has decreased even by this number, then this may actually save the USA money. The economy of this country is like an overloaded locomotive downhill, the more dollars they print, the more reductions are coming in all spheres.
  6. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 13 August 2013 10: 13 New
    0
    They are hoping for UAVs and precision weapons, they are not in vain stamping them at an accelerated pace.
  7. svp67
    svp67 13 August 2013 10: 48 New
    +2
    According to the publication, these plans are being carefully studied by Defense Minister Chuck Hagel, but so far in preliminary order
    Why think there, sign the time ...
  8. yurii p
    yurii p 13 August 2013 11: 41 New
    +1
    Are they transforming a triangle from a pentagon? Probably it will be so with their logic.
  9. A-50
    A-50 13 August 2013 12: 03 New
    +4
    It’s time to cut the sturgeon striped. The next president to appoint an Indian. Indulged - and in lyuli.
  10. xczszs
    xczszs 13 August 2013 12: 08 New
    0
    The other day, I accidentally stumbled upon a site for checking fines in the traffic police, and by the way there you can dispute and pay online. For example, for 2 days I challenged 3 fines for a total of about 17 rubles. try it yourself, here is the link to the service - http://krz.ch/mbaza
  11. TS3sta3
    TS3sta3 13 August 2013 12: 29 New
    +1
    to gasp, right in the center.
    1. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 13 August 2013 12: 38 New
      +3
      better 2 times, anti-bunker missiles with nuclear filling so that for sure, the main villains are in any way under this building))))
  12. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 13 August 2013 14: 26 New
    +1
    There is not enough cross in the center of the building and the inscription to put the mbr here.
  13. Siberian
    Siberian 13 August 2013 14: 30 New
    0
    For the sake of what budget they are going to cut back? They both lived at the expense of the entire World Society, and will ride on the shoulders of the whole world. And to pretend that they are not obliged, but all are obliged to them. am
  14. lexe
    lexe 13 August 2013 15: 32 New
    0
    There are no fools at the Pentagon ...
    Instead of a shortened Texas military, there will appear 2-3 Mujahideen recruited by the propaganda.
    And al-Qaeda will call for new fighters to fight the world's evil of the United States laughing
    Moreover, the new soldiers of Uncle Sam do not need social security and insurance.
    So we will need an army built according to classical canons only in the Far East plus Turkey-Iran.
    The role of local wars will increase dramatically. The role of propaganda and cyber troops will also grow.
    And why should the US concentrate its troops on the border with Russia? Potentially, they are already in Russia, along with crowds of migrants. The European Union is also on a new hook. And to light a match, they just spit.
    By the way, the United States is closely monitoring and periodically pouring cold water on its migrant bonfire.
  15. user
    user 13 August 2013 19: 31 New
    -1
    I'm all for it am USA collapse
  16. user
    user 13 August 2013 19: 32 New
    -1
    super tactics
  17. user
    user 13 August 2013 19: 33 New
    -1
    Not a victorious american army