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The United States is ready to expand the rotating presence of the guided missile destroyers and the attack submarines to confront Russia in Europe, said the head of the European Command of the United States (USEUCOM), General Curtis Scaparrotti, in the testimony before Congress on Tuesday.
“In addition, USEUCOM is working with the Department to increase the rotational presence of guided missile destroyers, an Attack Attack Group and attack submarines, all of which provide lethal combat power to deter our adversaries and counteract growing threats. in the underwater domain, “said Scaparotti. He told the Committee on Armed Services of the United States Senate.
Scaparrotti stressed that additional maritime capabilities are being requested to increase lethality in the maritime domain and “to counteract Russian maritime capabilities.”
“As in the terrestrial and aerial domains, this requires infrastructure improvements at the maritime ports of disembarkation (SPOD), as well as the prepositioning of critical naval capabilities such as munitions. The FY19 request also provides additional capacity for sensors and anti-submarine warfare platforms (ASW) such as P-8s, “said Scaparrotti.
US military officers UU They regularly quote the “Russian threat” and talk about the growth of American military capabilities. Therefore, the Secretary of the United States Navy, Richard Spencer, called Moscow “a menacing threat” after the United States-guided missile destroyer McCampbell entered the Sea of Japan in December to question what the United States United called “Russia’s excessive maritime claims” and defend the legal uses of the sea.
A year ago, the then Secretary of Defense of the United States, James Mattis, presented the new Defense Strategy of the United States, which affirmed that Washington faced growing threats from different revisionist powers, including Russia. As the Secretary of Defense explained, Moscow intended to destroy NATO, to change the security of Europe and the Middle East in its favor. Henceforth, the United States foresees strategic competition with Russia and other “revisionist powers” as a long-term priority for the Pentagon.
Source: ES News-Front