Pentagon announced plans to deploy medium-range missiles in Europe


Washington plans to deploy one special operational-tactical army group in Europe and two more in Asia. General James McConville, Chief of Staff of the United States Army, said this during an online briefing for media representatives.


The general clarified that both groups are currently at the stage of formation and equipment. McConville did not specify the exact location of the groups' quarters.

According to a senior US military, these military units will be armed with high-precision systems, including medium-range ballistic missiles, anti-ship weapons, reconnaissance systems, information operations in cyberspace, as well as electronic warfare and air defense.

The Pentagon refers to these combat formations as the United States Army's Multi-Sphere Tactical Groups.

United States Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy announced last January that the groups would be formed over the next year and a half. Each of them will consist of approximately one thousand people - the number of these military units will depend on the combat missions facing them.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 12 March 2021 15: 55
    +3
    The hegemordor has less and less arguments, they begin to pick up old ones from the archive and shake off the mothballs from them.
    The arms race continues and gains momentum. In the future, a base in Venezuela will most likely appear.
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 12 March 2021 17: 12
      -2
      No, it's not too race stop The Russian Federation has been doing what it needs for a long time, with as little cost as possible. The stake is more on new types of weapons. And some cunning Americans just make money on lumber from a defense budget of nearly a trillion.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 12 March 2021 17: 18
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        And I do not urge to rush into the race. As far as I remember, defense spending was further reduced this year. We have probably already dropped out of the top ten in terms of expenses. yes Simply putting a missile base in South America is probably cheaper than keeping the launch vehicles in place. the distance is less.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 12 March 2021 16: 21
    +1
    In which case, it will not be possible to sit out overseas. Maybe New Zealand wants? Or is this why Musk is striving hard to Mars, with a one-way road?
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 12 March 2021 17: 15
      0
      The main thing is that Rogozin is not torn anywhere, which means he is confident in Russian power and in the fact that a global Achtunga is not expected laughing
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 12 March 2021 17: 16
      +1
      I read somewhere about New Zealand that many are preparing an alternate airfield, so what's the point? There are no resources whatsoever. Neither industry nor army. It's just a "comfort bunker". They will sit for a while, and then what? Who needs them?
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 12 March 2021 17: 54
    +1
    After the United States openly declared the Russian Federation enemy number 2, it would be naive to expect something else.
    Away from your territory, closer to enemy territory.
    All other things being equal, they are not inferior in terms of the power of the long-range ballistic and winged warheads, they are cheaper, less flight time to enemy objects and less chances will receive in response.
    Wars begin with provocations and will the Russian Federation decide to use all available forces and means across the United States in response to NATO's use of tactical nuclear warheads, for example, in the Kaliningrad province.
    The determination of the Russian Federation to a full-scale response - to unleash a world nuclear war, raises great doubts, as evidenced by the numerous statements of not the last people in the EU and NATO. They are not blind, they see the reaction of the Russian Federation to violations of territorial waters, imitation of nuclear strikes, the deployment of missile defense systems, the construction of new bases, the redeployment of troops to the borders of the Russian Federation, etc.
    If the Russian Federation adequately responded to all provocations, such as the DPRK, Iran, Israel, which do not go into their pockets for words, then maybe the US and NATO would have diminished their insolence.
    Non-resistance to evil by violence only inflames evil and makes it menacingly aggressive, and ordinary people can judge about wars in cyberspace only by its echoes.
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 12 March 2021 21: 50
    +1
    Additionally, in the near-term, the United States will modify a small number of existing SLBM warheads to provide a low-yield option, and in the longer term, pursue a modern nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM). Unlike DCA, a low-yield SLBM warhead and SLCM will not require or rely on host nation support to provide deterrent effect. They will provide additional diversity in platforms, range, and survivability, and a valuable hedge against future nuclear “break out” scenarios.

    DoD and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will develop for deployment a low-yield SLBM warhead to ensure a prompt response option that is able to penetrate adversary defenses. This is a comparatively low-cost and near term modification to an existing capability that will help counter any mistaken perception of an exploitable “gap” in US regional deterrence capabilities.

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    In addition, in the short term, the United States will modify a small number of existing SLBM warheads to provide a low-yield option, and in the longer term will use modern nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missiles (SLCMs). Unlike DCA, low-yield SLBMs and SLCMs will not require or rely on host country support to provide a deterrent effect. They will provide additional platform diversity, range and survivability, as well as valuable protection against future nuclear breakout scenarios.

    The Department of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will develop a low-yield SLBM warhead for deployment to provide a rapid response capability capable of breaking through enemy defenses. This is a relatively inexpensive and short-term modification of an existing capability that will help counter any misperception of an exploited "gap" in US regional deterrence capabilities.

    Quote from US nuclear doctrine adopted in 2018. Signed by "Russian agent" Dima Kozyrny.

    The problem is that the United States is developing nuclear warheads of low and ultra-low power. Expecting to use them in a limited theater of operations in Europe. The opinion of the Europeans themselves does not interest them at all. In the hope that the enemy will not respond with a full-fledged nuclear strike to the use of small nuclear charges. They count on warheads with a yield of less than 10 kt. They are already there. Purely technical problems with the creation of charges from 0,1 to 0,3 kt. But work is underway.
  5. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 13 March 2021 08: 03
    0
    Quote: Jacques Sekavar
    Wars begin with provocations and will the Russian Federation decide to use all available forces and means across the United States in response to NATO's use of tactical nuclear warheads, for example, in the Kaliningrad province.
    The determination of the Russian Federation to a full-scale response - to unleash a world nuclear war, raises great doubts, as evidenced by the numerous statements of not the last people in the EU and NATO. They are not blind, they see the reaction of the Russian Federation to violations of territorial waters, imitation of nuclear strikes, the deployment of missile defense systems, the construction of new bases, the redeployment of troops to the borders of the Russian Federation, etc.

    A question of questions. hi
  6. riwas Offline riwas
    riwas (riwas) 13 March 2021 09: 45
    0
    It's time to return nuclear missiles to Cuba.
    1. wolf46 Offline wolf46
      wolf46 13 March 2021 10: 30
      -1
      And who will let foreign military personnel go there, especially Russian ones? Building a base in Sudan is on the agenda.