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Army in the Pacific adopts new style of deployment

Soldiers going to Asia will remain there longer to reassure allies and to maintain readiness

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 28, 2014

~~<p>The Army in the Pacific is starting a new deployment concept this week that sends soldiers out into the region for multiple exercises and longer stays in foreign countries that are intended to reassure partner nations and develop closer relationships as the United States continues its &quot;rebalance&quot; to the Pacific.</p>
<p>Developed out of Fort Shafter, &quot;Pacific Pathways&quot; also is a new Army strategy to stay relevant as large occupational land forces that are costly and slow to mobilize become less viable.</p>
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The Army in the Pacific is starting a new deployment concept this week that sends soldiers out into the region for multiple exercises and longer stays in foreign countries that are intended to reassure partner nations and develop closer relationships as the United States continues its "rebalance" to the Pacific.

Developed out of Fort Shafter, "Pacific Pathways" also is a new Army strategy to stay relevant as large occupational land forces that are costly and slow to mobilize become less viable. Login for more...



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