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Thousands More US Soldiers Will Deploy to Pacific to Increase Army Footprint

Thousands More Soldiers Will Deploy to Pacific to Increase Army Footprint by Todd South – Army Times

In a move to bolster U.S. troop presence in the Pacific, the Army has plans to deploy thousands of soldiers to the region for ongoing rotations.

 

The new deployments could include as many as 5,000 to 10,000 troops, the equivalent of a division headquarters and several brigades, Gen. Robert Brown, commander of Army forces in the Pacific, told Stars and Stripes in a media roundtable interview this week.

 

Brown said that existing rotations and forces stationed in the region would remain in their assigned missions and that the new rotations would add to that force strength.

 

Gen. James McConville, vice chief of staff of the Army, said at the interview that the force is part of the Dynamic Force Employment concept unveiled last year as part of the National Defense Strategy…

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