Milli: US is not going to increase its troops in Europe

Washington will not return to a large-scale military presence in Europe, as was the case during the Cold War, Mark Milli, chief of staff of the US Army, said in an interview with Defense News weekly. His words leads TASS.




“We have no intention of going back to the days of the Cold War and deploying 300-350 order thousands of US troops in Europe, and I do not consider such actions necessary,” said Milli.

At the same time, “there are other things that we can and should do,” he continued.

“We are talking, first of all, about the direction to Europe on a rotational basis of additional US military units at the brigade level in order to increase the number of ground forces, which has already been repeatedly announced earlier,” the general explained.

In addition, “I mean referral to Europe on a rotational basis of US air defense, engineering, engineer, armored, special forces, etc.,” he said.

“Another aspect of such a US activity is the building of the potential of partners (in Europe),” said the commander.

He recalled that the Pentagon plans in the coming 2 of the year to reduce the number of ground forces by 40 thousands of people. "Now the ground forces have about 980 thousands of people," - said Milly.

He noted that the “priority number one” for him at the present time is “to ensure proper combat training of personnel”.

Further, he made critical remarks to the Russian Federation, repeating the statement of his leadership that Russia at the moment "is the number one threat to the United States because of its" potential and demonstrated behavior. "

“What are Russia's future intentions? I don't know and I don't pretend that I know, ”said Milly. “But I can say that her behavior since 2006-08 has been extremely aggressive and was accompanied by the violation of a large number of long-standing international norms.”
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  1. Mama_Cholli 15 October 2015 12: 50 New
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    That's right, a vacant place in Europe is already taken by Arabs from the Middle East. Only now they will not stop at a quota of 300-350 thousand.

    Merkel must be satisfied with what is happening ... the Germans will have to pay.
    1. Ross_ulair 15 October 2015 12: 54 New
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      Quote: Mama_Cholli
      Merkel must be satisfied with what is happening ...


      “Another aspect of such a US activity is the building of the potential of partners (in Europe),” said the commander.


      It’s much more profitable for the Americans to give loans to the Young Europeans (and not too young ...), for which they then will buy the old equipment from them, which they will write off. Around profit.
    2. Finches 15 October 2015 12: 55 New
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      The United States in the modern situation it simply will not pull - time!
      Europeans are not enthusiastic about this, well, with the exception of all the small grass mongrels from Eastern Europe - two!
      Nevertheless, they continue to encircle us without thinking in their idiotic, unproven rhetoric about our aggressive actions!
  2. A-Sim 15 October 2015 12: 51 New
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    It is not good for generals to think about politics. This is for sure.
  3. Pogran 15 October 2015 12: 51 New
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  4. cniza 15 October 2015 12: 52 New
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    So they will increase, ask for an increase in the budget, etc. It would be interesting to find out what is the effectiveness of the US military budget, for example, for one soldier, unit or technical unit?
  5. Proximo 15 October 2015 12: 53 New
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    But nuclear weapons in Germany do not count? Of course, it makes no sense to build cannon fodder if the number of nuclear weapons increases. Hypocrites ...
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    dsi 15 October 2015 12: 53 New
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    I don’t know and don’t pretend I know

    And about the behavior of the United States, he does not know, or pretends ....
    1. kil 31 15 October 2015 13: 02 New
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      “What are Russia's future intentions? I don't know and I don't pretend that I know, ”said Milly. “But I can say that her behavior since 2006-08 has been extremely aggressive and was accompanied by the violation of a large number of long-standing international norms.”
      Does NATO and missile defense expansion in Europe violate anything? angry
  7. roskot 15 October 2015 13: 13 New
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    Poor Molly. Listening to him, so I want to cry.
  8. Dezinto 15 October 2015 13: 14 New
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    Not a - they’re not going to:

  9. Aleksandr21 15 October 2015 13: 16 New
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    They can say anything, but in fact they have been increasing their military presence in Europe and increasing, their goal has long been known - the collapse of Russia and they continue to follow this concept, so there is no need to harbor illusions, but we must act. Can we stop them from deploying military bases in Europe? vryatli, but we can make the United States abandon its plans and Latin America will help us with this :) I think the S-400 and Iskander will look beautiful there. But we need political will for these steps, the doctrine of nat. Russia's security, in principle, directly speaks of this: "The external threat: NATO’s eastward expansion" how can this be stopped? It is necessary to take such measures in which the US will sit down at the table to cooperate, and this can be done only in one way ... they respect force and spit on international law, so concrete solutions are needed.
  10. Andryukha G 15 October 2015 13: 17 New
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    They (the Americans) are quietly deploying next secret prisons in Poland (for torture, because in the USA there is "absolute democracy", yes !?) the CIA and military "peacekeeping bases" (which will be for us as the next targets of Caliber, Iskander) and "Topol) toto and business for Russia.
  11. Denis DV 15 October 2015 13: 18 New
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    Well, it’s necessary, the chief of staff of the United States Army has “own opinion”, it’s scary to imagine that this miracle will be planned what
  12. Manul 15 October 2015 13: 22 New
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    How I get away with the Americans. And especially from the world community. As the states say, so they weathervanes. Russia said the aggressor, no one will even doubt it. They said Iraqi chemical weapons - to bomb. They said that Milosevic is a bloody dictator - to bomb. Cadaffy, now Assad. And most importantly, they speak absolutely any canoe and the whole world reacts to it. Here tell me - a year ago it seems that the world was in mortal danger - a fierce Ebola fever (elemental cholera - a disease of unwashed hands, not transmitted in any supernatural way). This was the number one enemy of mankind. But as soon as the states became feverish about Russia, then Ebola disappeared from the media coverage. Apparently everything itself healed and resolved.
    So when necessary, the states will unceremoniously do EVERYTHING whatever they want. And the troops will place, and they will organize the assassination attempt and throw off the atomic bomb. You need to perceive their statements like listening to a grunt from the pigsty - letting your ears go.
  13. VadimSt 15 October 2015 13: 44 New
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    They have freedom of speech! Who wants and what he wants, he says. Simply, no one is responsible for anything!
  14. pvv113 15 October 2015 13: 56 New
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    Russia at the moment “is the number one threat to the United States

    So who is the No. 1 threat to whom?
  15. Buffalo 15 October 2015 14: 05 New
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    How do you like this news ?!
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  16. Nyrobsky 15 October 2015 14: 22 New
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    When will Europe understand that the mattresses are preparing for her fate once again to become a slaughtered fat pig at the American festival of "dictatorship of democracy"?
  17. Thirsty for wind 15 October 2015 14: 22 New
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    3.14нdosam need to keep Europe for feberge.
  18. Olegater 16 October 2015 00: 55 New
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    US is not going to build up its troops in Europe nude, nude - we know how they are not going to. Previously, they were not going to move east and organize coups around Russia. USA NOT GOING TO BUILD UP A MILITARY - Is this a new joke or something.