The US is planning to establish a new command base in Germany that will focus entirely on supporting Ukraine in its war against Russia, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Establishing the command would be part of the Western effort to support Ukraine in the long term, as there are no signs that the war will be ending anytime soon. The command would oversee the arming and training of Ukrainian forces.
US officials told the Times that Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, the top US military officer in Europe, recently submitted a proposal to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on establishing the command. Austin is reviewing the plan and is expected to make a decision in the coming weeks, and the idea is said to be favored by the White House and the Pentagon.
The command would be led by a high-ranking US general and would carry out decisions made by the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, a coalition of about 40 countries that was established after Russia’s invasion. Austin has led meetings of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where he’s secured more support for Ukraine.
The command would be established in Wiesbaden, Germany, which is where most of the US training of Ukrainian troops has taken place. The command would also oversee other assistance to Ukraine that has been established elsewhere in Europe, including a mission in Poland where US troops help Ukraine maintain weapons remotely.
While President Biden has insisted no US troops will be sent to Ukraine, establishing a command solely for the purpose of supporting the war is a step in that direction. There’s no indication yet that the possibility is being discussed, but there is reportedly a CIA presence on the ground in Ukraine and some US allies have special operations forces deployed in Ukraine. Members of Congress have called for sending “military advisors” to Ukraine to facilitate the transfer of weapons.
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No one in the paying audience (us mere citizens) sees the adamantine strings by which the puppets are tied to the puppermaster (US gov’t, etc.). Oh no, we’re just dupes. We can’t possibly see that dark shadowy figure looming over us all, pulling the strings, confident that the show will go on and on and on….
I’m not so sure. Only look at the trouble they’re having ridding themselves of the threat of the outsider Trump?
It seems somewhat like the Weimar prelude, Assange/Luxemburg of course get eliminated only to be supplanted by reactionaries, still a very undesirable circumstance for the imperial elite and causing it all to come acropper in the end.
Wait, I thought we didn’t believe anything the NYT says because it’s all MSM western propaganda. Is it OK now!?
The NYT is the propaganda organ for the War Party. Everything they say “in re” the neocon project of global hegemony and the wars (economic & kinetic) it entails is neocon apologetic. If you read it at face value you’re either an innocent child or a partisan.
But it’s OK when AW cites it to support an argument. Gotcha.
If it’s interpreted in the most logical direction, … which it was.
By your own logic, you like to throw away the baby, and drink the bath water.
By your own logic, the NYT is reputable when it reports things you like and disreputable when it reports things you don’t
Not the best comeback. C- for effort. Considering that it’s a basic human trait to be selective in every aspect of one’s life, including accepting information. If you are a purist, I hate to be you.
Non sequitur (an irrelevancy). The Truth doesn’t depend on who likes or doesn’t like it. As Charles Sanders Peirce wrote back in the nineteenth century: “the true conclusion would remain true if we had no impulse to accept it; and the false one would remain false, though we could not resist the tendency to believe in it.” Best to stick with Truth or Falsity and leave “belief” up to the religiously inclined.
For my part, I never read anything from the corporate-oligarchy owned press because, although they may publish an occasional grain of truth, the task of finding it in an ocean of lies makes the effort too excessive for my available time and energy.
“I thought. …”
No, you didn’t.
Wow, you had to respond to me in three separate posts! Do not know how to edit, or were you under the impression you were thinking up new “gotcha” arguments?
“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent” — William Blake
If the NYT says that the sky is blue, most people would agree with that (during the daylight hours, anyway.)
But if the NYT says that the U.S.-installed neo-nazi regime in Kiev is a “vibrant Democracy,” then only a fool would accept that statement as anything but MSM-western propaganda.
Does Germany have any say in this?
They do. They support Ukraine.
They’re like all of our allies. They do what they’re told.
As President Putin has so rightly observed, the U.S. doesn’t have “allies,” it only wants vassals.
… and will, like the U.S., become more like Ukraine the more they do so.
If you have evidence that the US has discussed and received permission for the buildup in Wiesbaden with the government of Germany, please provide it.
“Pentagon to create ‘Ukraine command’ – The new military unit will reportedly be modeled on“train-and-assist efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan” over the last 20 years.”
How did America do with this type of command structure in Iraq and Afghanistan?
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
War in Ukraine, war in Africa, military presence everywhere, trillions for the MIC. Always pursuing our “interests”. We cannot hide from war forever. Missiles can cross oceans. Now that Russia is absorbing the areas the voted to become a part of Russia, all of the CIA agents and military “trainers” and “advisers” find themselves in a world of hurt.
Good idea. Put everyone in charge of the US supporting Ukraine in a base in Germany, easily within range of Russia’s hypersonic weapons. Eventually that base will be erased. Would be even better if they moved the White House, State Department, Pentagon and Congress there.
It’s certainly much safer than the one they have in Poland.
new command base in Germany that will focus entirely on supporting Ukraine in its war against Russia.
right. couldn’t just put it actually in ukraine, that would be provocative
It’s inconvenient to run proxy wars from so far away. Besides, the natives are getting restless, footing the bill and suffering the consequences of our brilliant State Department policy with its WH mouth piece and all, you know.
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