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Pentagon creates additional staff for operations in Europe

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The U.S. Army has announced the establishment of an additional corps staff with an operational command post in Europe.

The U.S. Army has created an additional corps staff to coordinate operations with allies in Europe to be located in Fort Knox , Kentucky, the service announced Tuesday Army press release.

“The V Corps will include some 635 soldiers, nearly 200 of whom will be assigned, on a rotational basis, to the operational command post in Europe. The corps headquarters should be operational by the fall of 2020, “the army said in a statement.

According to the command, the establishment of a new general staff of the army corps will make it possible to better carry out the national defense strategy of the United States and to defend the interests of Washington and its allies in Europe.

The Wall Street Journal notes in this regard that it would be an attempt to deal with potential threats from Russia.

US Army Staffs

Currently, the United States Army has three corps staffs, which are called I Corps, III Corps, and XVIII Corps – serving as the command for other theaters of operations that may require projections of its strengths. Their headquarters are located in Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The V Corps already existed in the US military until September 2013. Its headquarters were in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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