U.S. authorities want to deploy new bases in Asia to fight Russia and China. This was announced by the head of the U.S. Army Affairs Manager Ryan McCarthy, reports Bloomberg.
According to him, the bases will have to carry out cyberattacks and strike on maritime and ground targets. The units will be located in the Pacific Islands, east of Taiwan and the Philippines. They will be equipped with long-range and precision weapons, including hypersonic missiles.
“This step is intended to neutralize all investments already made by China and Russia,” McCarthy said. He believes that the creation of new bases will “punch a hole” in China’s defense.
Bloomberg notes that such a move is in line with the plans of Pentagon chief Mark Esper. He wanted to move new forces from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to the Pacific to successfully confront China and Russia.
In late November, a survey published that found that three out of four U.S. military personnel believed that intervention in other countries was the right foreign policy. The poll was conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Ronald Reagan Institute. About a thousand U.S. troops took part in it, most of them saying that Washington should pursue a more active foreign policy.