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    US Overseas Deployments and Bases

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    Post  GarryB Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:00 am

    Interesting, surely the rise of Islamic terrorism in the Sahel and Mozambique et al would play a part in an increase in America’s military footprint.

    I was wondering the reverse... wonder how much this huge American footprint on Africa is going to lead to a rise of Islamic Terrorism in the entire region...

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:59 pm

    Slight update

    Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator

    The United States intends to deploy the bulk of its military contingent in the Middle East in Jordan. In July, it was reported that the US military shifted Army basing from Qatar to Jordan.

    The US has closed large bases in Qatar that had stored warehouses of weaponry and transferred all to Jordan, in a move that analysts say reflects the military’s changing priorities in the Middle East.

    US Army Camp As Sayliyah-Main was closed in June, along with Camp As Sayliyah-South, and an ammunition supply point named Falcon.

    The camp had served as a forward staging area for US supplies in the Middle East, with 27 warehouses storing tanks, armored personnel carriers, and a variety of equipment, according to Army statements.

    Supplies from the three bases, as well as a support mission based there, are now part of Area Support Group-Jordan, a US Central Command (CENTCOM) statement said.

    On September 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin received his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad and criticized foreign forces that are in Syria without permission or a UN mandate, which was directed at the US and Turkey.

    US forces are supporting Kurdish-led militias, such as the SDF and YPG, who control parts of the east and northeast in Syria.


    https://geopolitics.news/middle-east/us-forces-consolidate-in-jordan/
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    Post  JohninMK Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:04 pm

    Another fair Drive article. Sons of Pershing on the way, if the Europeans will allow them.


    The U.S. Army has officially reactivated the 56th Artillery Command in Germany. This unit was previously active in that country between 1963 and 1991, during which time it commanded battalions armed with Pershing and Pershing II nuclear-armed ballistic missiles. In its new guise, it will serve as a hub for artillery operations across Europe, including deployments of new ground-based hypersonic weapons and other longer-range missiles in the coming years. This reflects just how important the Army feels these new capabilities, and artillery in general, would be in any future major conflict in the region, especially against Russia.

    The Army officially stood up the 56th Artillery Command in Mainz-Kastel, Germany, today, but news that the unit would return to active duty had emerged in August. The command is assigned to U.S. Army Europe and Africa, which oversees all conventional Army operations on both of those continents.
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    The 56th is co-located in Mainz-Kastel with the Army's second so-called Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF). The service's MDTFs, the first of which was established at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State, are still-evolving units that are being used as testbeds to explore the introduction of new weapons and other capabilities. They are expected to have an operational role, especially in any future high-end conflict against a major opponent such as Russia or China.

    "The reactivation of the 56th Artillery Command will provide U.S. Army Europe and Africa with significant capabilities in multi-domain operations," Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Maranian, the head of the newly revived unit, said in a statement on Nov. 3. "It will further enable the synchronization of joint and multinational fires and effects, and employment of future long-range surface to surface fires across the U.S. Army Europe and Africa area of responsibility."

    Maranian's mention of "future long-range surface to surface fires" is clearly a reference, at least in part, to two new missile systems the Army hopes to begin fielding in the next few years — Dark Eagle and Typhon.

    Dark Eagle is the still relatively new name for the Army's Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW), which it is developing as part of a joint program with the U.S. Navy. The service is already in the process of standing up the first battery that will be equipped with these missiles, each of which carries an unpowered hypersonic boost-glide vehicle, as part of the MDTF at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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    Typhon, which the Army has also referred to as its future Mid-Range Capability (MRC), is a multi-purpose system that includes launchers and fire control systems that will be able to employ various types of missiles. At present, the service plans to use Typhon to fire land-based derivatives of the Navy's SM-6 missile, which has air- and missile-defense capabilities as well as the ability to strike surface targets, along with ground-launched versions of the Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile. The Army is expected to use its version of the SM-6 as a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
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    The Army is in the process of acquiring a new conventionally armed ballistic missile, the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM), which could eventually have a range of over 310 miles. There has been talk in recent years about the service fielding other new longer-range ballistic missiles, as well.


    More and infomatics at https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43051/army-revives-cold-war-nuclear-missile-unit-to-deploy-new-long-range-weapons-in-europe

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    Post  Mir Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:26 pm

    A lot of people in Europe will be very unhappy with this development so we can expect to see a lot of protest similar to the Cold War days.

    This will probably also accelerate the RS-26 Rubezh missile program as well.
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    Post  GarryB Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:56 am

    Typhon, which the Army has also referred to as its future Mid-Range Capability (MRC), is a multi-purpose system that includes launchers and fire control systems that will be able to employ various types of missiles. At present, the service plans to use Typhon to fire land-based derivatives of the Navy's SM-6 missile, which has air- and missile-defense capabilities as well as the ability to strike surface targets, along with ground-launched versions of the Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile. The Army is expected to use its version of the SM-6 as a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

    Hilarious... so not only did AEGIS Ashore violate the INF treaty with its ability to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles, they are also saying a ballistic missile based on the SM-6 SAM is also being developed which would also be compatible with AEGIS Ashore because AEGIS Ashore is just the sea based AEGIS VLS located in a building on land and AEGIS at sea can launch the SM range of SAMs too.

    And obviously the best protection from such weapons would be a combination of S-400 and S-500, which the west does not really have but Russia is introducing right now.

    Ironically that means when the Russians introduce their equivalent systems they will have the advantage of having operational scramjet engines to choose, but also a wide selection of launch platforms already in service with their Iskander units already deployed... add a few extra stages to the missiles and they are ready to go... and Europe suddenly got a lot less safe... but only for the Europeans living there... out of reach in the US making the decisions to create this situation in the first place...
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    Post  franco Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:48 pm

    US bases around the world:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FEBR4BVWQAIyTdW?format=jpg&name=large

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    Post  Finty Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:42 pm

    https://www.airforcemag.com/raf-lakenheath-becomes-the-first-overseas-base-with-a-us-f-35/

    Slightly shit title but whatever...

    The U.K.’s. RAF Lakenheath became the first European base to receive a U.S. F-35A Lightning II on Dec. 15, six years after plans for the delivery were announced as part of an eventual basing of two squadrons of the fifth-generation aircraft.

    A 2015 decision to close RAF Mildenhall and realign its missions led to the plan to base 48 F-35As at Lakenheath, with deliveries to start in 2020. COVID-19 and base infrastructure improvements forced the timeline to slip, but USAFE still got its first F-35 before the end of 2021.

    “The Valkyries are leading our F-35 integration across Europe,” said Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, in a statement.

    The 495th Fighter Squadron was nicknamed the Valkyries in 2020 for the female figure in Norse mythology who chooses who will live or die in battle.

    “We’ve come a long way, and now we’re extending our reach as a coalition force and what we will accomplish together,” Harrigian said.

    RAF Lakenheath’s selection was based on existing infrastructure and combined training opportunities with the United Kingdom. The U.K. is critical for training and combat readiness for Air Forces in Europe due to its participation in the F-35 program and excellent airspace, noted USAFE.

    The new F-35 squadron will consist of 60 personnel and 27 F-35s, delivered in a phased approach. Lt. Col. Ian D. McLaughlin assumed command of the 495th on Oct. 1. New range infrastructure and training are projected to be in place by 2022, Harrigian previously said.

    Speaking to reporters at a media roundtable at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference in September, Harrigian highlighted the number of European partners and allies choosing the F-35.

    “We’ve already got some pretty good plans as we start thinking about how we leverage that capability, particularly with many of our partners that already have F-35s in the theater,” he said. “I really think it’ll be a truly important step as we continue to demonstrate the importance that the F-35 has baked into it from an interoperability perspective.”

    The F-35 is the high-end fighter of choice for the United Kingdom, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Israel. Switzerland announced in June that it will purchase the fighter, and non-NATO partner Finland ordered 64 of the jets Dec. 10 to replace its aging F/A-18 fleet.

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    Post  franco Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:46 pm

    US Nuclear weapons deployment in Europe

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:24 pm

    Online tool for 867 US bases outside the US

    Authored by David Swanson via AntiWar.com,

    World Beyond War has launched a new online tool that allows the user to view a globe pock-marked with 867 U.S. military bases in countries other than the United States, and to zoom in for a satellite view of and detailed information on each base. The tool also allows filtering the map or list of bases by country, government type, opening date, number of personnel, or acres of land occupied.

    This visual database was researched and developed by World Beyond War to help journalists, activists, researchers, and individual readers understand the immense problem of excessive preparation for war, which inevitably leads to international bullying, meddling, threats, escalation, and mass atrocity. By illustrating the extent of the US empire of military outposts, World Beyond War hopes to call attention to the wider problem of war preparations.

    The United States of America, unlike any other nation, maintains this massive network of foreign military installations around the world. How was this created and how is it continued? Some of these physical installations are on land occupied as spoils of war.

    Most are maintained through collaborations with governments, many of them brutal and oppressive governments benefiting from the bases’ presence. In many cases, human beings were displaced to make room for these military installations, often depriving people of farmland, adding huge amounts of pollution to local water systems and the air, and existing as an unwelcome presence.

    US bases in foreign lands often raise geopolitical tensions, support undemocratic regimes, and serve as a recruiting tool for militant groups opposed to the US presence and the governments its presence bolsters. In other cases, foreign bases have made it easier for the United States to launch and execute disastrous wars, including those in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya.

    Across the political spectrum and even within the US military there is growing recognition that many overseas bases should have been closed decades ago, but bureaucratic inertia and misguided political interests have kept them open. Estimates of the yearly cost to the US of its foreign military bases range from $100 – 250 billion. Thanks to davidvine.net for the variety of information included in this tool.

    View a video overview the new interactive tool:


    https://www.zerohedge.com/military/new-online-tool-maps-out-867-us-military-bases-worldwide

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