Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 17, 2013, noon EST by TrevorMnemonic
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How did I miss this one. From November 29, 2012
"The Marines, no change in Marine Corps presence west of the international dateline, despite the fact that the Marine Corps is going to be reducing in size at the end of the Iraq/Afghanistan war. No change to Marine Corps west of the international dateline. And in fact, they -- they'll be seeing more of the Marines in the Pacific, and the Army too. Why? Because they're not in Afghanistan. The Army itself plans to align 70,000 troops to the Asia Pacific region as part of its new general regional alignment, which heavily weighs the Asia-Pacific region."
Much more to read in the link above.
If anyone has additional info on this let me know. It seems like this has gone kind of under the radar.
And now talks are underway about keeping troops in Afghanistan past 2014. Beteen 3,000 and 9,000.... and a not yet discussed large number of hired mercenaries, as per usual. Hired mercenaries/private-contractors have often outnumbered troop levels in Afghanistan. The new NDAA wants the military to be ready to strike Iran if it's called upon. Recently a nuclear sub crashed into a boat in the Straight of Hormuz.