Land Platforms

US military in discussions for placing equipment 'activity sets' in Asia

05 March 2015

The US military is discussing the use of pre-positioned equipment 'activity sets' in the Pacific region, according to US Army Pacific (ARPAC) commander general Vincent Brooks.

The United States keeps bases and equipment in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington state, Korea, Japan, Okinawa, and Guam, but officials are interested in having new 'activity sets' positioned around the area for disaster response, Gen Brooks said during a 4 March briefing at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

Pre-positioned equipment "makes a difference in terms of where it's positioned, especially in terms of the strategic lift needed to respond" to a crisis, he noted.

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