We're pivoting like ballerinas in the US. Pivot to China! Pivot to the Middle East! Now we pivot to Europe! Dig this.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif.—Senior U.S. military leaders have proposed sending more forces into Europe on a rotating basis to build up the American presence and are stepping up training exercises to counter potential Russian interference with troop transfers in the event of a crisis with Moscow.Simi Valley? Why is the byline from Simi Valley? Is that some kind of hotbed of military thought that no one ever heard of before? Whatever.
The new steps would allow for the presence of multiple U.S. brigades in Europe at any given time, increasing that number above current limits.
Europe can swallow whole divisions and never tell the difference. Brigades will vanish without a trace. And unless you're willing to use them, you know, like shooting people with them, they're utterly irrelevant. The whole thing is nonsensical. It's all for show while everyone watching the show knows it's nonsense.
Consider it marionette theater. You can see the strings, so you know the puppets aren't real people. In this case, you know the brigades aren't coming over with weapons that will be used, so it's not like they're really a threat to anyone.
We might as well be sending little, plastic army men.