[..] The current EUCOM plan will reposition approximately 11,900 military personnel from Germany – from roughly 36,000 down to 24,000 – in a manner that will strengthen NATO, enhance the deterrence of Russia, and meet the other principles I set forth.
Of the 11,900, nearly 5,600 Service members will be repositioned within NATO countries, and approximately 6,400 will return to the United States, though many of these or similar units will begin conducting rotational deployments back to Europe. The broad strokes of these moves are as follows:
Various U.S. headquarters will be consolidated in locations in Europe outside of Germany, including, in some cases, collocating at the same locations as their NATO counterparts in Belgium and Italy. This will strengthen NATO and improve the operational efficiency and readiness of over 2,000 Service members.
The nearly 4,500 members of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment will return to the United States, as other Stryker units begin continuous rotations farther east in the Black Sea region to enhance deterrence and reassure allies along NATO’s southeastern flank.
The 2,500 airmen based in Mildenhall, United Kingdom, who are responsible for aerial refueling and special operations, and who had been scheduled to re-base to Germany, will remain in the U.K., thus ensuring the uninterrupted readiness and responsiveness of these units.
A fighter squadron and elements of a fighter wing will be repositioned to Italy, moving them closer to the Black Sea region and better capable of conducting dynamic force employments and rotational deployments to NATO’s southeastern flank.
In addition to these moves and the rotational forces announced by President Trump and Polish President Duda in 2019, we also plan on rotating forward the lead element of the Army’s newly established V Corps headquarters to Poland, once Warsaw agrees to a Defense Cooperation Agreement and burden sharing details, as previously pledged.[..]
vara bungas: No DE izvedīs vairāk (ap 12 000) nekā agrāk solīja (9400). Konsolidēs dažus štābus. PL var izvietot US karavīrus vairāk kā tai sākumā solīja (1000) , bet mazāk kā mums visiem gribētos (10 000). Dienvidaustrumu virziens arī tiks pastiprināts, kas ir ļoti labā ziņa GR , mazākā mērā UA un slikta TR. Spēku pārvietošana netiek sasaistīta ar valsts ieguldījumu savā aizsardzībā NATO ietvaros, bet ar kaujas efektivitāti. Te varētu uzgavilēt, bet vesela pulka/brigādes atgriešanās CONUS liek domāt par finansiālo pusi arī, jo bez komandējuma naudas ietaupījuma būs relokācijas izmaksas, kas mērāmas miljardos. Tātad paliek politika un novēlota reakcija uz geopolitisko realitāti .