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    Post  Werewolf Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:11 pm

    sepheronx wrote:If Germans do not bother to protest and demand these Americans leave or at least get rid of the nukes, then Germany only gets what it deserves if the US ever starts a war.  As much as those tactical nukes are nothing compared to even soviet tactical nukes, it is still a dangerous precedence.

    People are entirely castrated here in germany. They will go full nuts and militant if Germany would ban even one single WM or EM of football participation for our "national" team, they have and will riot for such garbage or when you would ban the useless disgusting drinkfest the Oktoberfest "Wiesn", but screw it lets bring nukes here, lets build secret military facilities and torture camps of the US here, lets be vassals of the US, openly admitted by our politicians and still in conversations with our retarded population they still like the politics of Merkel, Schäuble the entire Coalition and all the rest of vassals a good thing.

    People are stupid in its true form and meaning of this word. A rational and logical thought is absolutley incompatible with stupid people. So a 3rd world war will happen, the german people will be again the cannon fodder for the degenerated german tribe the anglo-saxons.
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    Post  George1 Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:25 am

    US to Increase Ground Forces in Iraq While Avoiding Invasion

    The United States will likely increase the number of combat troops on the ground in Iraq to fight the Islamic State but will stop short of launching a full-scale invasion, former Pentagon official Lawrence Korb told Sputnik.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the Pentagon does not rule out conducting ground attacks against the Islamic State.

    "We have to step it [ground forces] up…but we are not going to cross the line and do anything like we did in 2003 [in Iraq]," Korb said on Wednesday.

    Korb added that the US military already has special forces on the ground in Iraq and the Pentagon wants to enlarge that presence.

    Carter wants to communicate the possibility of increases in ground forces before reports surface that make it look like a repeat of Iraq in 2003, Korb argued, especially considering full intervention is no longer politically feasible.

    "Look, even the Republican presidential candidates do not support another invasion of Iraq."
    US soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 22nd Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division, ride on a military vehicle as they leave their base on a mission in Tikrit, 180 Kilometers (110 miles) north of Iraqi capital Baghdad, 30 December 2003.

    Commenting on reports the Pentagon might send Apaches to Iraq, Korb noted that attack helicopters would be helpful because they provide more accurate targeting than fighter planes for attacking ISIL positions.

    On Wednesday, the US Central Command said it was unaware of any plans to boost ground forces in Iraq.

    However, the Pentagon confirmed last week that a Special Operations team carried out a rescue mission with Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga counterparts near the town of Hawija in northern Iraq. One US soldier was killed during the raid.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151029/1029257782/us-iraq-ground-forces-pentagon.html#ixzz3pvK1fv1L
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    Post  George1 Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:01 pm

    Pentagon Decision to Deploy Soldiers in Iraq Violates Withdrawal Agreement

    Aan Iraqi lawmaker said that Pentagon's decision to deploy its special forces to Iraq to fight against Daesh is a violation of the US-Iraqi agreement on the withdrawal of US troops from the country.

    BAGHDAD (Sputnik) — Pentagon's decision to deploy its special forces to Iraq to fight against the Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in the Arab world) is a violation of the US-Iraqi agreement on the withdrawal of US troops from the country, an Iraqi lawmaker said on Friday.

    Earlier this week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Washington was deploying a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" to Iraq to assist Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Daesh, a militant group outlawed in Russia.

    "We completely reject the deployment of US forces in Iraq to carry out military and intelligence operations. Iraqi security forces and the forces of Shiite militia al-Hashd al-Shaabi [part of Popular Mobilization Forces] able to liberate areas occupied by IS militants," Khalaf Abd Samad said in a statement.

    He also stressed the need to respect the Iraqi-US agreement on the withdrawal of US troops signed in 2011, and noted that any foreign deployment in Iraq would be considered occupation and the violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

    In March 2003, a US-led coalition invaded Iraq, as Washington accused Iraqi then-leader Saddam Hussein of supporting terrorism and having weapons of mass destruction. The invasion signaled the start of the Iraq War, which ended only in 2011, when the US forces were completely withdrawn from Iraq, except for servicemen at the US Embassy.

    The United States leads a multinational coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh in Iraq and Syria since 2014. The militant group, in control of vast territories in both countries, is also being countered by Syrian and Iraqi troops, as well as Kurdish forces.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151204/1031274894/penagon-iraq-troops-withdrawal-violation.html#ixzz3tO7ZMXEz
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    Post  George1 Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:58 am

    Ethiopia Kicks Out US Killer Drone Base

    At the request of the Ethiopian government, the United States has stopped flying drones from southern Ethiopia in its campaign against militants in Somalia and Yemen, officials said.

    On Tuesday, US officials confirmed that drone activities had ceased at an airfield in the town of Arba Minch, which had been used to launch Reaper drones that can carry Hellfire missiles and satellite-guided bombs.

    "This was done upon request by the Ethiopian government," government spokesman Getachew Reda said, according to Reuters.

    "In the first place, this was a project with a limited timespan and both governments had long prepared themselves for this eventuality," he added without giving further details.

    The closure is likely to mean US drone activity will return to the base in Djibouti. Flights there had been halted due to safety concerns, but the facility has since been upgraded.

    Ethiopia is one of Washington's key allies and is considered a bulwark against militant Islam in the region, Reuters reported. Ethiopian troops have been fighting al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab militants in Somalia since 2011 as part of an African Union peacekeeping mission.

    "US military personnel are no longer in Arba Minch," said David Kennedy, Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa.

    "As we work with our African partners, our mutual needs change over time, and a determination was made that our use of the facilities in Arba Minch is no longer necessary," he told Reuters in an email.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/africa/20160106/1032770496/ethiopia-us-drone.html#ixzz3wXzDqBBA
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    Post  George1 Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:49 am

    War Games Continue: Philippines to Allow US to Use Eight Military Bases

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160115/1033207176/philippines-us-military-base.html#ixzz3xTh0U5kN
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    Post  JohninMK Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:04 am

    The B-1s in the Gulf are on their way home. No more there for several months, if they go back.

    https://www.dvidshub.net/news/186376/farewell-b-1-b-1b-lancer-sets-rotational-records-before-leaving-aor#.Vqk1ClMrJyr
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    Post  max steel Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:50 pm

    Decision Nearing on Where To Fix Damaged LCS

    The littoral combat ship Fort Worth remains sidelined at Singapore's Changi Naval Base, waiting both for the results of a mishap investigation into how major portions of the ship's propulsion gear was damaged and a decision on where to fix the ship.

    Several sources indicated the LCS needs between six to 12 months in a shipyard to repair the damage sustained in Singapore during a pierside accident while undergoing scheduled maintenance Jan. 12.

    US Navy officials would not comment on the ongoing investigation, but the top US commander in the western Pacific confirmed that the choices on where to repair the ship are in Singapore, from where the ship has been operating for more than a year; in Japan, where the US Seventh Fleet is based; or on the US West Coast, where the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego is already preparing to overhaul the ship in 2017.

    "I'd like to get it fixed expeditiously," Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Seventh Fleet commander, said during a Feb. 15 interview in Singapore. "I think for that though, I think Yokosuka or back in San Diego would probably be better. That's me personally. But it's still too early."

    The full extent of the damage, he said, is still being determined.

    "We've got Lockheed Martin, they are helping us look at the extent of the damage, what on the drive train can still be used," Aucoin said.

    Unofficially, several US sources indicated the combining gear, a complicated — and expensive — piece of equipment that combines power from the ship's gas turbines and diesel engines to propel water jets that drive the ship, is wrecked, and the diesel engines — installed as the most economical way to drive the ship — cannot be engaged.

    Rather, it appears the Fort Worth can get underway on its one power, but only by using the large Rolls Royce MT30 gas turbines, installed to give the ship the propulsive power to reach speeds in the upper 40-knot range.

    But the powerful MT30s — larger than the General Electric LM-2500 gas turbines that drive most of the US Navy's surface warships — are notorious gas hogs if used as the ship's sole means of propulsion. Should the ship need to make the long voyage to Japan — at least 3,000 nautical miles — or cross more than 10,000 nautical miles of ocean to reach San Diego, a fleet oiler would need to accompany the Fort Worth and conduct frequent underway refueling operations.

    Some Navy officials dismissed those concerns, noting that US ships routinely engage in underway replenishment operations.

    Repairing the Fort Worth's drive train is complicated by the densely-packed machinery spaces installed low in the ship, spaces difficult to work in in the best of circumstances. Inspectors have had to dig deep into the ship even to see how far the damage spread. Repairs are likely to involve hull cuts to gain access to the machinery spaces.

    "You have to remove heavy pieces of gear, lift it out," Aucoin said.

    "There's a lot of things associated" with determining the damage, he added. "Just removing those layers in order to get down to see the extent of damage, that's taken some time."

    Aucoin said the investigation is a standard Manual of the Judge Advocate General, or JAGMAN, probe, and that there is no criminal investigation.

    "It's just a mishap investigation," he said. "It looks like [someone was] just not following standard procedures. That does happen, people do make mistakes."

    Aucoin reiterated his support for the LCS in the western Pacific.

    "For a year, Fort Worth has been out here doing really good work," he said. "I'm very pleased with what it's done in the region. And this is a setback. I wish it hadn't happened, but we're going to learn from it.

    "I can't wait until we get other ships of that type over here because I really do think it's the size and shape of a platform that can really help us in our efforts out here."

    Aucoin decried the lengthy acquisition process in Washington. The Pentagon's Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) and the General Accountability Office continue to urge the Navy to slow down acquisition and deployment of the LCS in favor of more testing, even though the type has been under development for well over a decade. The deployment of the Fort Worth, like the previous cruise of the LCS Freedom, is in many ways seen as a test mission, employing as many operational elements as possible. The Freedom, now in overhaul at San Diego, is expected to deploy again to this region late this year, likely preceded by the Coronado, which will be making the first deployment of an Independence-class ship.

    "There is some risk involved in bringing these ships out early," Aucoin acknowledged. "We took that on, and we learned a lot, and I think we need to keep on progressing forward. I'm trying to do this in other areas too.

    "You know, our acquisition process is pretty slow. And we're trying to bring these things out earlier, to do some of the test and evaluation out here, to learn from it. To wring it out faster.

    "That's one of my key tenets," the Seventh Fleet commander said. "That's the guidance I've given to my fleet ... to not be averse to risk. Let's bring things out early. Let's test, not just platforms, but processes, the way we do things, tactics, to learn from them. And not just do the run-of-the-mill stuff and wait for the whole acquisition process."

    So could DOT&E testing and evaluation be carried out in the western Pacific?

    "We can do a lot of things out here," Aucoin declared.

    GD NASSCO Takes Over

    Behind the scenes, a little-noticed development is apparently complicating the question of where to repair the Fort Worth, several sources said.

    The General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) is taking over as the prime sustainment agent for LCS, having outbid Lockheed Martin in April. At that time, NASSCO was awarded a $24.1 million contract to maintain and modernize 12 LCSs in San Diego, including both GD-designed Independence-class and Lockheed-produced Freedom-class ships. The initial contract contains options worth up to $96 million, the Navy said.

    NASSCO took over the maintenance and repair of the LCS Independence in July, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said in a Feb. 22 statement, and became the support agent for the latest two ships, Milwaukee and Jackson, when the ships were delivered last year to the Navy.

    Lockheed is handling the selected restricted availability (SRA, a type of Navy overhaul) for the Freedom, NAVSEA said, but will relinquish responsibility for the ship when the overhaul is completed later this month.

    Lockheed will also turn over responsibility for the Fort Worth "in March," NAVSEA said.

    "NASSCO is already ahead of the curve," NAVSEA added, "working toward [the Fort Worth's] SRA in 2017."

    Some sources indicated concerns that as Lockheed's experienced management team is replaced by NASSCO managers, a new learning curve will be injected into the LCS program. Other sources said most of the actual work is done by subcontractors and many of those already working under Lockheed on LCS will simply switch over to NASSCO.

    Sources also said NASSCO was lobbying heavily for the Fort Worth to make the Pacific crossing, despite the expense, and undergo full repairs in San Diego. Wherever the ship is repaired, the LCS is already scheduled to be overhauled at NASSCO when she gets back to the US, so the argument is that it's better to endure the transoceanic crossing than have the ship undergo major repair periods in two different shipyards.

    Sweltering at Changi

    Meanwhile, the energy of the Fort Worth's first 14 months on deployment has been been replaced by the ship's enforced idleness at this base. During a Feb. 16 visit, members of LCS Crew 101 indicated they were continuing to carry out basic maintenance and otherwise take care of the ship, but crew members were clearly disappointed.

    One problem for sailors is keeping up active qualifications. Flight crew of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35, which operates the ship's embarked MH-60R helicopter and MQ-8B Fire Scout helicopter drone, have traveled to Japan to maintain flying hours on the MH-60R, but the drone operators will need to be recertified, a crew member said.

    Nearby sat the submarine tender Emory S. Land, a repair ship carrying out a scheduled port call. The tender's presence at Changi, said Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Arlo Abrahamson, was not related to the Fort Worth's problems. While Land sailors provided some assistance to the LCS, the Guam-based tender left after a short stay.
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    Post  George1 Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:49 pm

    US Army Presence in Europe to Reach 3 Fully-Manned Brigades by 2017

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160330/1037215362/us-army-presence-europe.html#ixzz44Oyaicht
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    Post  George1 Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:29 am

    Twelve US F-15c Fighter Jets, 250 Airmen Arrive in EU to Support NATO

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    Post  George1 Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:26 pm

    Pentagon Plans Rapid Increase in Iraq Military Operations

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    Post  sepheronx Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:15 pm

    2 F-22's arrived in Romania.
    https://www.rt.com/shortcode/7b0c/

    What a joke. But prime opportunity for Russia to monitor the Jets. Still, 400km away from Crimea.
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    Post  George1 Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:33 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- The Pentagon is sending 615 additional US troops to Iraq to help bolster local forces as they prepare to invade the Islamic State group’s stronghold in Mosul

    http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/us-prepares-to-send-final-increase-of-american-forces-to-iraq
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    Post  George1 Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:13 am

    The US Army Public Affairs said that the United States will deploy to Iraq the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division to replace the 101st Airborne Division that has so far been training the Iraqi Security Forces.

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611031047054182-usa-deploy-army-iraq/
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    Post  George1 Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:53 am

    US to deploy more F-35A multirole fighters in Europe this week — Pentagon

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    Post  MonkeymodelBananaRepublic Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:47 pm

    https://warisboring.com/the-u-s-military-moves-deeper-into-africa/
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    Post  George1 Wed May 03, 2017 1:09 am

    The US Department of Defense announced that some 2,800 US forces participated in ten days of military drills with Moroccan, Tunisian and Spanish troops.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201705031053218742-usa-join-african-lion-military-exercise/
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    Post  George1 Sat May 20, 2017 3:04 pm

    A policy expert and Pentagon higher-up during the Bush administration has claimed that the United States will need to deploy a long-term force of between 4,000 and 20,000 American soldiers in Iraq after Daesh is defeated to stabilize the country.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201705201053799846-iraq-american-presence-daesh-defeat/
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    Post  Odin of Ossetia Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:01 am





    New U.S. Military Base Opens in South Korea


    It is huge, the size in area of Washington D.C.

    It is outside of the Korean People's Army's artillery range. The old base was within the range.

    Apparently the largest U.S. military base outside of the U.S.A.


    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/us-opens-new-military-hq-in-s-korea



    U.S. needs temporary peace with the D.P.R.K. in order to move everything to the new base. That is what the Singapore Summit was needed for.


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    Post  George1 Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:29 am

    More artillery, air defense: US Army beefs up its footprint in Germany

    COLOGNE, Germany — The U.S. Army is expanding its presence in Germany by adding 1,500 forces to be permanently stationed in the country.

    The additional troops are a “display of our continued commitment to NATO and our collective resolve to support European security,” according to a statement issued Friday by U.S. Army Europe, based in Wiesbaden. The new forces will be on top of the roughly 33,000 American forces already stationed in Germany.

    Officials chose to activate new units in Germany, rather than relocating existing ones across the Atlantic, to create the envisioned boost in combat power, according to the command. The new units include a field artillery brigade headquarters, two multiple-launch rocket system battalions, and a short-range air defense battalion.

    Completion of the plus-up is expected by September 2020.

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2018/09/10/more-artillery-air-defense-us-army-beefs-up-its-footprint-in-germany/
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:59 pm

    Tales of the American Empire

    https://news.antiwar.com/2020/04/27/trump-wants-all-us-troops-out-of-afghanistan-on-coronavirus-fears/

    https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/taliban-should-expect-response-if-attacks-continue-gen-miller

    https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2933498.html

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/495103-pentagon-shifts-money-from-overseas-projects-to-fill-hole-caused-by-border


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    Post  Tsavo Lion Fri May 08, 2020 1:33 am

    https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/3083155/us-marines-headed-australian-port-darwin-after-coronavirus

    https://asiatimes.com/2020/05/us-marines-revamp-with-china-front-of-mind/?mc_cid=776bfaab36&mc_eid=5455568640

    1 day, China can take all Taiwanese held islands near its coast to help Taiwan make a decision favorable to China. The Philippines r no longer protecting its Southern flank. To me, it's not a question of if, but when Taiwan's fate will be decided 1 way or the other. The USMC, USN & Army can defend other islands but once Taiwan is annexed, China will get direct access to W. Pacific & be in better position to defend its coastline.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Sat May 30, 2020 6:29 am

    Better late than never, & it's about time! https://news.antiwar.com/2020/05/27/us-ahead-of-schedule-on-afghanistan-pullout/
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    Post  JohninMK Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:22 am

    This is big news. Unknown where they will go, possible some to Poland.

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    Trump also ordered to reduce the total number of US troops that may be stationed in Germany at any one time from 52,000 to 25,000, the paper said.

    US President Donald Trump has directed the Department of Defence to remove 9,500 US troops from Germany by September, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing US government officials.++


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/white-house-orders-substantial-withdrawal-of-us-troops-from-germany/ar-BB156czy


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    Post  Isos Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:13 pm

    They will go home to fight the peaceful protestors and protect the deep state dictatorship.

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