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The US wants to gain a foothold in the Indo-Pacific through the Army Aid Brigade

by YCPress

November 23 that the US “Stars and Stripes” website published a report entitled “U.S. Army Aid Brigade will begin training in the Indo-Pacific region” on November 20, stating that the U.S. Army Fifth Security Force Aid Brigade Rotations are underway to prepare for the provision of advisory support to partner countries in the Indo-Pacific region-the US military hopes to gain a foothold in the region to counter China’s influence. The full text is excerpted as follows:

US Army Security Assistance Command Commander Scott Jackson said in a call with reporters on Wednesday local time: “Our goal is to be a partner of choice in a dangerous world. We hope our partners see our Way of action.”

Jackson’s command is the superior command of all five active advisory brigades in the US Army-known as the “Security Force Assistance Brigade”. The 6th Security Forces Assistance Brigade is located in the United States National Guard.

More than 600 soldiers of the Fifth Security Forces Assistance Brigade stationed at the Lewis-McCord Joint Base in Washington State are conducting their first large-scale rotation training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Pok, Louisiana, and are preparing to deploy to the Indo-Pacific next year. Several countries in the region. Curtis Taylor, commander of the Fifth Security Forces Assistance Brigade, said that the 14-day training simulation is to guide the military of a partner country to respond to an invasion and rebellion launched by a hostile neighboring country.

Taylor said, “How do we make (our partners) do this? How do we equip them with the abilities they deserve? How do we provide them with the right training?” These are all questions that the aid brigade he leads must answer.

The previous rotation training of the Security Forces Assistance Brigade focused on counterinsurgency missions in Afghanistan, but earlier this year, the US Army Security Assistance Command divided its five assistance brigades into regions, and the United States is responsible for operations in various regions of the world. The command is consistent. Jackson said that these aid brigades are now beginning to train specifically for the areas they will support. The Security Forces Assistance Brigade of the United States National Guard is designed to reinforce these active forces.

Jackson said that this division is in line with the US national defense strategy. In the Pacific region, the US defense strategy calls for strengthening alliances and partnerships.

Jackson said: “Taking the American approach and insisting that they do what we do is not helpful to them.” He said that in fact, countries want to learn about the way the US Army trains low-level generals and sergeants, and learn from them and apply them. Own army.

Prior to this month’s rotation, the Fifth Security Forces Aid Brigade sent a total of 7 teams to Thailand and 1 team to Indonesia. American soldiers work with the militaries of these countries to lay the foundation for the future Stryker brigade and develop schools and training programs. In order to build a relationship, the US military worked closely with a team of the Royal Thai Army and conducted three training activities in Hawaii, Thailand, and Fort Pok.

In the future, the Security Forces Assistance Brigade plans to extend their rotation in the countries they are assigned to. Taylor predicts that the Fifth Security Forces Assistance Brigade under his leadership will deploy about one-third of its troops every six months to maintain a stable rotation and number of troops. This will enable the troops to operate at a pace of 6 months abroad and 12 months at home.

US Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite announced earlier that the Navy also plans to increase its presence in the Indo-Pacific region. He called for the resumption of the Navy’s First Fleet-possibly in Singapore. Currently, the Seventh Fleet of the Navy stationed in Japan is the only US fleet in the region.

Taylor said: “We have discovered that we have a lot of things that we can provide to a very capable military, including coordinated combat capabilities and integration capabilities, as well as many combat functions such as artillery, engineering, and logistics support as the core capabilities of the US military.”

He also said: “If we cooperate with capable troops in the Pacific, we will find that this is our greatest advantage.”