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Trump was asked about a Marine general’s prophecy that a ‘big-ass fight’ is coming and pronounced ‘maybe he knows something that we don’t know’


Donald Trump
US
President Donald Trump binds a corner news discussion with
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the
White House in Washington, Jan 10, 2018.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

  • The Marine Corps commandant likely a “big-ass fight”
    on the setting and suggested the US military may shortly change its
    concentration from the Middle East.
  • Asked about that comment, President Donald Trump touted
    his designed military buildup and spoke helpfully of talks
    with North Korea.
  • Marines have been stationed in Norway for the past
    year, and NATO has deployed troops to Eastern Europe amid
    deepening tensions with Russia.

During a press discussion with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna
Solberg on Wednesday, President Donald Trump was asked about
Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller’s remarks about a “big-ass fight” coming in the
future.

Trump didn’t seem to be wakeful of Neller’s acknowledgement — which had
been delivered during an residence to Marines stationed in Norway
and first reported by Hope Hodge
Seck of Military.com — saying, “Well, maybe he knows something
that we don’t know, OK?”

The boss then spoke at length about the military buildup he
plans to pursue, yet there has been little petrify movement on it.
Trump also voiced compensation with the state of talks between
North and South Korea.

“I would contend this … we have a very, very absolute military.
We’re getting some-more absolute by the month, by the day,” Trump
said. He pronounced the US was grouping much of the same equipment
Norway was ordering, “but in incomparable amounts, to put it mildly.”


US Marines Norway
US
Marines with Marine Rotational Force Europe get a harangue on the
Norwegian tank in Porsangmoen, Norway, Mar 7,
2017.

US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl.
Victoria Ross


“We are building up out military to a indicate that we’ve never been
before. We’re also … we were very much enervated over the last
prolonged duration of time, but not with me,” Trump said.

“No, we don’t design [war]. we consider we’re going to have …
since of strength, assent by strength. we consider we’re going
to have a prolonged duration of peace. we wish we do.”

He then incited to the theme of North Korea, observant there were
“a lot of good talks” going on and that South Korean President
Moon Jae-in’s member “had a great, good meeting, and I
had some very good feedback from that. So hopefully a lot of good
things are going to work out.”

“No, we consider that we will have assent by strength. Our
military will be stronger than it ever was in a very brief period
of time, and that’s my opinion,” Trump said. “That’s not the
general’s opinion, but we consider my opinion depends some-more right now.”

Norway has turn an critical handling area for the Marines

During his Dec outing to Norway, Neller told Marines, “I hope
I’m wrong, but there’s a fight coming” and suggested the US
military could shortly change its concentration from the Middle East and
toward the Pacific and Russia.

Norway has turn an critical handling area for US Marines, who
have deployed two rotational forces
to the country over the past year. Those forces have done
exercises with Norwegian forces, but Marines have prolonged stationed
apparatus in the country. Moscow has found the Marines’ recent
participation in Norway quite irksome.


Marines Marine Corps Robert Neller Norway
Marine
Corps Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, speaks with a
Norwegian army infantryman in Setermoen, Norway, Sep 28,
2017.

(US Marine Corps/Cpl. Samantha
K. Braun)


Russia and the Pacific are two areas highlighted by Trump’s
inhabitant confidence strategy and home to 3 tools of the Defense
Department’s “4+1” framework: Russia, North
Korea, and China (along with Iran and global terrorism).

Norway, along with other countries in Europe, has grown
increasingly endangered with noisy Russian function in the
region.

Like others in Europe, Oslo has increased its invulnerability spending,
in partial by changeable supports from cost-savings programs to military
acquisitions. Some in Norway have questioned the supervision about
its invulnerability strategy.

Over the past year, Norway has systematic 40 F-35 fighters and
voiced seductiveness in 12 more; partnered with Germany to buy four
new submarines — two for each; purchased 5 P-8 maritime
notice aircraft, and sealed a agreement for 24 South
Korean-made K9 self-propelled howitzers. Norwegian officials have
also publicly discussed ways to opposite the Russian
military’s armor.

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