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Army weighs new Pacific deployment strategy

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 07, 2013

~~<p>The U.S. Army in the Pacific said it is exploring a new deployment concept for exercises and engagements with foreign nations that would have rotational forces travel from exercise to exercise to exercise for months at a time.</p>
<p>Instead of having smaller units head out for 10 to 30 days for a single trip and then return to their home station, up to brigade-size elements of several thousand soldiers could be on call for extended overseas duty for as long as six months.</p>
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The U.S. Army in the Pacific said it is exploring a new deployment concept for exercises and engagements with foreign nations that would have rotational forces travel from exercise to exercise to exercise for months at a time.

Instead of having smaller units head out for 10 to 30 days for a single trip and then return to their home station, up to brigade-size elements of several thousand soldiers could be on call for extended overseas duty for as long as six months. Login for more...



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