Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the United States would review the deployment of its troops around the world in view of the growing threat from China to Asian countries like India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Is deploying in such a way that they can compete with the People’s Liberation Army (Chinese Army) if needed.
Pompeo said this in response to a question at the German Brussels Fund’s Virtual Brussels Forum 2020. Pompeo said, ‘We will ensure that our deployment is such that the PLA can be countered. We feel that this is the challenge of our time and we will ensure that we have all the resources available to deal with it.’
He said that on the instructions of President Donald Trump, the deployment of troops is being reviewed and under this scheme, America is reducing the number of its troops in Germany from 52 thousand to 25 thousand.
Pompeo said that the deployment of troops will be based on the reality of the ground situation. He said, ‘American resources will be less in some places. There will be some other places also. I have just spoken to the Chinese Communist Party about the danger, so now there is a threat to India, a threat to Vietnam, a threat to Malaysia, Indonesia, the challenges of the South China Sea.’