U.S. stepping up Russia deterrence in Europe – Pentagon

U.S. stepping up Russia deterrence in Europe - Pentagon

30.11.2021 12:40

The U.S. Department of Defense has completed work on the Global Position Review (GPR), initiated by the Joe Biden administration, including adopting a concept to strengthen U.S. deterrence against Russia in Europe.

This was announced on Monday during a briefing at the Pentagon by Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Mara Karlin, Ukrinform’s own correspondent reports.

“Turning to Europe, the Global Posture Review strengthens the combat credible deterrence against Russian aggression in Europe and enables NATO forces to operate more effectively,” Karlin said.

She noted that changes in the policy of deterrence against Russia were launched in 2014, when Russia invaded Crimea. This was followed by “some important shifts” that strengthened U.S. defense cooperation across Europe.

These projects “are worthwhile and those make sense, and we want to continue those,” she said.

Karlin also noted that the Biden administration has also contributed to this process. In February, President Joe Biden abolished the decision to move a 25,000-strong U.S. force from Germany, initiated by the previous administration. In addition, the U.S. Secretary of Defense announced in April that some new military formations would appear in Germany.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, immediately after the inauguration in late January this year, President Joe Biden ordered a review of the U.S. Global Posture Review. The GPR was conducted with the participation of the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Combat Commands, the National Security Council, the State Department, USAID, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

(C)UKRINFORM 2021

5 comments

  1. If you want to position US troops and intelligence more effectively in Europe to counter and pressure Putin then putting them in Germany is not going to achieve the goal. They need to be in theatre and witness the occupations in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, and witness the pressure in the Baltics, Poland, Hungary and Romania. Besides, the Germans don’t want the Americans there, they just want the money.

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      • I hope the leaders and Foreign Ministers at NATO don’t buy into his blathering claims of victimhood. You don’t get to start a conflict and then claim being a victim when those you offended start to defend themselves. I found another related article and will post it now.

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        • Whining about Ukraine threatening Russia is a joke, but the jellyfish will buy it. What he does mean is Ukraine threaten the Russians that have been in Donbas for 8 years, but obviously he can’t say that.

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