The redeployment of US military forces in Europe aims to strengthen the containment of Russia. This was announced on Wednesday, August 12, by the deputy chief of the Joint Chief of Staff of the United States Armed Forces, General John Hayten, reports RT.
According to the senior military, Washington is moving forces, including back to the United States, to strengthen their training and deploy them again in Europe on a rotational basis.
“Poland is a more active partner, Romania is a more active partner, the Black Sea region is more active because this is where we are strengthening our deterrence against Russia, which is the number one priority of the Minister of Defense,” Haiten said in an online discussion hosted by the Hudson Institute. in Washington.
After the redeployment, he noted, the largest contingent of US troops will remain in Germany and added that it is important to look at NATO through the prism of 2020, not 1991.
On August 9, the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, also announced that the United States was regrouping its forces in Europe in order to advance to the borders of Russia. According to him, Washington intends to strengthen the “containment” of the Russian Federation and therefore is increasing its military presence at the Russian borders. It was for this purpose that American leader Donald Trump decided to redeploy part of the military from Germany to other European countries.
On the same day, the head of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, Konstantin Kosachev, said that the build-up of the US military presence in Europe entails a degradation in the security sphere on the continent. The senator stressed that the responsibility for this situation lies solely with the United States and those European countries that allow the strengthening of the American military contingent on their territories.