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US reviewing global force posture to counter Chinese threat to countries like India: Pompeo

The US is reviewing its global deployment of forces to ensure that it is “postured appropriately” to counter the growing Chinese military threat to countries like India, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.

The top US diplomat said this in response to a question during the virtual Brussels Forum 2020 of the German Marshall Fund on Thursday.

“We’re going to make sure we’re postured appropriately to counter the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). We think that the challenge of our times, and we’re going to make sure we have resources in place to do that,” Pompeo said.

The force posture review is being done at the direction of President Donald Trump, as part of which the US is reducing the number of its troops in Germany from about 52,000 to 25,000, he said.

Pompeo said that the force posture would be dictated by ground realities.

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  1. The US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is reported to have said on 26 June 2020 that the US is reviewing reduction of troops in Europe and deploy elsewhere to counter the military threat of Chinese Army to India and Southeast Asia. According to news reports on 26 June , 2020 , US Secretary of State , Mike Pompeo has said that the U.S. is reviewing to deploy about 9500 troops to counter the military threat of Chinese Army to India and Southeast Asia . The countries sought to be covered in the support are India , Malaysia , Indonesia and Philippines. The US has already some troops in Guam or elsewhere to look after its strategic interests in Japan and South Korea. India is reported to be closely examining implications of the statement made by Mike Pompeo.
    On the aforesaid new development of strategic nature , it may be apt to refer readers to this Vedic astrology writer’s prediction of 11 November , 2019 in article about the U.S. – “ Astrological probable alerts for 2020” – published at on 1 January , 2020. The related text of the prediction reads like this in the article :-
    “ Predictive Conclusions.
    4. The months of April to June , particularly May-June in 2020 look to be trending into the scene some serious worrisome landscapes. There could be some war or war-like conditions across the globe , which the US may be called upon to address”. So , reading between the lines of the statement said to have been made on 26 June by the US Secretary of State , Michael Pompeo , it can be said that in the view of the US , war-like conditions somewhere across the globe in Asia have come up , calling upon the US to address. That seems to be suggesting precise amazing accuracy of the prediction made by this writer last year 2019 on 11 November.
    The reported statement of the US Secretary of State , Michael Pompeo , on 26 June 2020 looks to be suggesting that this writer was also precisely accurate while making predictions about India through article – “ Predictions for coming year 2020 by kushal kumar” – published last year 2019 on 10 October at It may be found there that a period of three months from April to June , 2020 was identified on 10 October , 2019 to one of ‘patience’ and ‘ perseverance’ , which may introduce several parts of the country to major worrisome concerns. May-June 2020 were indicated to be more particular in that regard. But covering second half from July to October 2020 , the following was also predicted :-
    “ Now , something encouraging. The second half of the year from July to November 2020 looks to be addressing the setbacks or delay of the past , particularly those of the first half. ……………………………Cooperation or support of global powers may be seen coming. Some historic political decision is likely. The obstructive forces may weaken to some extent. Like the previous year , acceptance by global community of India’s positive role in world affairs may be in news. It seems the said period of second half of 2020 can boost up the ambitious side of the nation”. The happenings on the eve of July to November 2020 clearly go to suggest the path these are taking to reach the destination outlined by this writer on 10 October , 2019.

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