(Washington) A senior Pentagon official said Monday that the United States would increase its military position against China and Russia while trying to maintain effective resistance against jihadist groups in Iran and the Middle East.
Mara Carlin, who is in charge of strategy, pointed out that the Pentagon is modernizing its bases, especially on the Pacific island of Guam in Australia, underscoring the priority given to China, in which Washington seeks to counter regional aspirations in the region. The Department of Defense announced the completion of its report on the new US military position in the world to the press.
The new outlook “suggests greater cooperation with allies and partners in the region to propose initiatives that could contribute to regional stability and prevent China from possible military occupation,” he said.
Another U.S. defense official previously said, anonymously, that the United States was also examining “initiatives with our allies and partners to strengthen our credible barrier against Russia.”
Since the report is classified as a defensive secret, the Pentagon has not provided any details on how the United States could strengthen its military apparatus in the face of regional aspirations in Moscow or Beijing.
The unnamed ministerial manager explained that the deployment of the US military in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region was being discussed, but “in the first year of this administration, it is not the time to make major strategic changes in our attitude.”
“We’ve been doing little things,” Ms.Me Buck “I hope you will see things improve more and more in the next few years.”
The Pentagon has already announced that it will strengthen its presence in Australia, where about 2,500 Marine Corps personnel are recruited on a rotating basis each year for training.
In Europe, President Joe Biden reversed a decision to limit the number of US troops stationed in Germany to 2,500, and reaffirmed US commitment to NATO, which his predecessor, Donald Trump, had questioned.
The US military position in the Middle East appears to have been triggered by the withdrawal of anti-Patriot anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia following a missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields that were withdrawn from Afghanistan and caused by pro-Iranian groups. Reduced.
In Iraq, Washington concluded a deal with the Iraqi government over the summer, which expects all of the country’s “war forces” to leave by the end of the year, even if 2,500 U.S. troops remain there. “Our commitment is to continue to support the coalition against the Islamic State,” the official, who did not want to be named, said: