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US to unveil new military strategy

01-05-2012 13:38 BJT

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US officials say the government will unveil a new strategy for the U.S. military that includes plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops and invest more in air and sea power. The move comes at a time of fiscal restraint.

The US’s new vision for the military is expected to be put forward on Thursday, and the plan will emphasize an American presence in Asia, with less attention to Europe, Africa and Latin America.

US President Barack Obama walks to Air Force One from Marine One prior to departure from
Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Obama will unveil a revised US military strategy on
Thursday. (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Some officials have confirmed that the plan will cut service members by 10-15 percent in Army and Marine Corps numbers over the next decade, translating to tens of thousands of troops.

Analysts say the recent shift in strategy comes from the acceptance that the United States, even with the world’s largest military budget, cannot afford to maintain the ground troops to fight more than one major war at once.

A US soldier takes position on a dirt road during a patrol in Kandahar province. President
Barack Obama will unveil a revised US military strategy on Thursday.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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