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The Pentagon: The structure of the US ground forces is "undergoing review"

A spokesman for the US Department of Defense said that the structure of the US ground forces was "undergoing review."

"The Army is reviewing the planned conversion (stationed in Alaska) of the fourth airborne brigade of the 25 Infantry Division into a battalion," the newspaper quoted her as saying "Sight".

To date, the command has “taken steps to retain the fourth (airborne brigade) 25 (infantry division) so that it could take place in February 2016 of the year” another training course at the training center in Fort The shelf, located in the state of Louisiana, said the representative of the Pentagon.

It was planned that this brigade would be reorganized into a battalion by October of the next year, cutting personnel for approximately 2 630 people. However, this step was opposed by local authorities, as well as members of the Alaska congress, primarily Senator Dan Sullivan.

On Friday, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived in Alaska, who had to comment several times on the idea of ​​reducing the number of troops on the basis of Elmendorf-Richardson. At the same time, he never said that these proposals are planned to be canceled, noting that the ground forces "chose priorities" and "strategically it is better to use this funding elsewhere."

According to Carter, "the army has to make difficult choices," since the US does not need an increased number of ground forces that were previously used in major operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The minister stressed that the Arctic strategy is currently being worked out, in particular, the “operational requirements” dictated by it.

Earlier in the Pentagon, they said that by the 2017, in the United States ground forces, 40 would have reduced thousands of troops.
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  1. Air Force captain
    Air Force captain 2 November 2015 11: 20
    Fresh food and a lot of work ... Schaz directly took it and believed that the SGA was going to reduce the army
    1. vodolaz
      vodolaz 2 November 2015 11: 32
      Well, well, the most peaceful country in the world.
    2. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 2 November 2015 12: 13
      No, they really are reducing the number of ground forces. They are pragmatic about this. When necessary, reduce, when necessary, increase.
      1. marlin1203
        marlin1203 2 November 2015 14: 44
        It is much easier to cut down than to recreate and bring to "condition" later.
  2. ararat
    ararat 2 November 2015 11: 21
    Let them withdraw their troops in Europe, for example in Germany, if there are more than 260 bases there, let them drive to their States.
  3. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 2 November 2015 11: 23
    It would be good for them, as part of the revision, to attach a swastika to themselves. Any Amer base is an occupied territory, with fascist laws. The Nazis never surrender to the Papuans; if killed, raped, robbed - Hegemon will still decide.

    Until the Russians arrived, who granted independence to 50 countries, have no bases anywhere, they did not drop nuclear bombs on civilians.
  4. little girl15
    little girl15 2 November 2015 11: 23
    And why did they suddenly start “subjecting it to revision?” Is it because of Russia's actions in Syria and the Arctic?
  5. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 2 November 2015 11: 24
    The refusal to cut troops in Alaska is a nervous reaction of the United States to the term "Ice Crimea".
  6. V.ic
    V.ic 2 November 2015 11: 32
    Do not play the fool, America, Do not offend anyone they say. Give me the countryman Alyasochka, give me back, Had
    1. Gormenghast
      Gormenghast 2 November 2015 19: 18
      We sold Amers to Alaska, and Sweden to us - the Baltic states. Why Alaska is the United States, and the Baltic states are not Russia. It must be somehow the same. am
  7. roskot
    roskot 2 November 2015 11: 48
    The armored hoop brigade is turned into a battalion. Why's that? Deer run out. Or is Syria waiting.?
  8. Bourgeois
    Bourgeois 2 November 2015 11: 52
    And you, friends, no matter how you sit down ...))))
  9. mamont5
    mamont5 2 November 2015 16: 09
    “The army is reviewing the planned transformation (stationed in Alaska) of the fourth airborne brigade of the 25 infantry division into a battalion”

    Do they have a chance there, didn’t get his own Serdyukov?
  10. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 2 November 2015 16: 50
    In general, the reduction of ground forces is quite possible. In parallel, they can increase the number of the marines or the air force, or the navy. The Americans do not bother with this, the army is a contract, the contract has ended - let's goodbyes, no pensions, free apartments and other encumbrances. The brigade was left only at the request of local authorities, who are "afraid of the terrible Russians" and at the same time receive money from the budget and from the military, there are also interesting fines "for causing irreparable harm to the fragile Arctic nature."
  11. Vladimir Pozlnyakov
    Vladimir Pozlnyakov 2 November 2015 21: 54
    The reduction of NATO warriors in Geyrop will not be until the epiphany occurs there and instead of the slogans "I am Charlie ..." there will be slogans "Yankee, go home!"