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Politics Trump says US will increase counter-narcotics efforts in East Pacific, Caribbean

01:16  02 april  2020
01:16  02 april  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Marines Plan to Retool to Meet China Threat

  Marines Plan to Retool to Meet China Threat The most sweeping transformation in decades will shift the focus from fighting insurgents in the Middle East to preparing for conflict in western Pacific. “If we did nothing, we would be passed,” said Marine Corps Commandant David Berger.The 10-year plan to revamp the Corps, scheduled to be unveiled this week, follows years of classified U.S. wargames that revealed China’s missile and naval forces to be eroding American military advantages in the region.

US . Europe. The U . S . Army will expand efforts to counter China by deploying a specialized task force to the Pacific capable of conducting information, electronic The pivot includes greater Army participation in regional war games like the “Defender Pacific ” series and deploying a “Security Force

Peacekeeping and Counter - Narcotics . The United States provided training to 33,871 trainees from The US government increased training focused on crew operations for sea vessels through the There was a 42 percent drop in US foreign military trainees from East Asia and the Pacific from FY

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will deploy Navy ships in the Caribbean and East Pacific to prevent drug cartels for taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic and smuggling more narcotics.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Trump leads daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington © Reuters/TOM BRENNER U.S. President Trump leads daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington

Trump, joined by Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley at a White House briefing, said the move is needed because there is a "growing threat" that cartels and criminals will try to take advantage of the pandemic.

"We must not let that happen," said Trump.

(Reporting By Jeff Mason, Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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