A three-star general will lead a new command the US military will establish in Germany to oversee the arming and training of Ukraine’s forces to support the war against Russia, Stars and Stripes reported on Tuesday.
The command, known as Security Assistance Group-Ukraine, or SAG-U, will be based out of US Army Europe and Africa headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. Its establishment was first announced on Friday, and it will be staffed by about 300 military personnel.
The command will be manned by personnel from each military branch. According to The New York Times, the leading candidate to head the mission is Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Aguto Jr., who currently heads the First US Army headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois.
The command is expected to be up and running by early 2023, and its establishment demonstrates that the US expects to be supporting the war for years to come. Sabrina Singh, the deputy Pentagon press secretary, told reporters on Friday that the command will “ensure we are postured to continue supporting Ukraine over the long term.”
While the US is training Ukrainian soldiers in Europe, there is also a small military presence on the ground in Ukraine that has been confirmed by the US. The Pentagon recently announced that US military personnel based at the US embassy in Kyiv have recently begun onsite inspections of US-provided weapons inside Ukraine.
Besides the presence of weapons inspectors, The Intercept recently reported that US special operations forces and CIA personnel are on the ground in Ukraine, but the covert operations haven’t been officially confirmed.
11 thoughts on “Three-Star General to Lead New US Command Overseeing Arming Ukraine”
The endless duplistupidity: “A 3-Star General Leading the Push from Germany” yahdayahda. No, we are replacing the plowshare-manufacturing economy with a sword-manufacturing economy. And it’s so much more lucrative for the manufacturer: the stuff is destroyed, needs to be replaced over and over.
same as it ever was
I am sure we got lots of prototype weapons we would like to try out.
Covert or overt, it is a tricky situation, we seem to be getting closer and closer towards engaging Russia… The likelihood of possible confrontation seems to be increasing daily… I sure as heck hope that is something we can avoid but someone out there is already taking bets… I’m going to smoke a peace bong just for good measure.
Mark your calendar:
Year 2028 -10%
Year 2029 – 33%
Year 2030 – 57%
Classic mission-creep. Will it proceed as far as Nam … ?
FUK-U to SAG-U
Good way to start the day!
Classic mission creep.
Over $100 Billion wasted on Ukraine since 2014 with no end in sight.
It is 5 years past time to stop sending cash and weapons to Ukraine.
“While the US is training Ukrainian soldiers in Europe, there is also a small military presence on the ground in Ukraine that has been confirmed by the US.” Is it “small?” Even Trump didn’t know the actual size of the US military in Syria while he was still President. Before Trump, Obama promised no boots on the ground in Syria. We know for sure that turned out to be a lie.
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