The number of combat divisions increased to 18, and the United States used China and Russia as an excuse to expand its army

The US Army’s national guard is planning to reorganize its combat formation, reorganize the existing brigade level units into division level units, increasing the number of original 10 divisions to 18, according to a recent report on the website of the Star Spangled Banner newspaper, so as to cope with the major conflict with China and Russia one day. < / P > < p > as an important part of the U.S. armed forces, the U.S. Army National Guard is the reserve force of the U.S. active forces, and is also a local armed forces subordinate to the state government. What is the real intention behind the US Army National Guard’s massive military expansion under the pretext of “responding to the Sino Russian conflict” has aroused speculation from the international community and analysts. Daniel Hawkenson, head of the U.S. Army National Guard, said in an interview with the Star Spangled Banner newspaper that the move of the army’s National Guard marks a significant increase in the number of full-scale divisions that the U.S. Army can mobilize. At present, only 10 army divisions are equipped with sufficient subordinate forces. After the adjustment, the strength of combat divisions will be greatly increased to 18. < / P > < p > “it can be seen from the U.S. defense strategy report released in 2018 that if potential large-scale operations occur with comparable competitors, division level units may be used as combat units.” Daniel Hawkenson’s statement is in response to the previous adjustment of US defense strategic priorities. < p > < p > in 2018, former U.S. Defense Secretary Matisse released a new version of the national defense strategy report, announcing that the focus of US defense strategy has shifted from anti-terrorism to big power competition. The strategic report clearly declared that “the world returns to the state of great power competition”, and positioned China and Russia as “the greatest challenge to the national security of the United States”. The strategic report points out that the possibility of major conflicts between the United States and China and Russia has become the main national security threat of the United States.

besides, there are also US media analysis. The reorganization plan will be scattered across the country and even lower level military units, and will be allocated to the newly established division level units, so as to expand the scale of the National Guard and give more opportunities for military personnel to be promoted. < / P > < p > according to public data, the U.S. Army National Guard currently has eight divisions in Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana, California and New York, each division is composed of about 300 soldiers. Some of these divisions have established relationships with subordinate units, but none of them has the same staffing as the organic divisions of the regular U.S. forces. There are 20000 people in a division of the regular U.S. Army. The U.S. Army National Guard says the Army National Guard needs enough brigades and battalions to fill the divisions. This will enable these formations to train together and establish exercises for joint operations when needed. “< p > < p >” under the banner of “coping with the conflict between China and Russia”, the U.S. Army National Guard reorganizes its combat formation, largely using China and Russia as a cover for military expansion. ” Yuan Zheng, a researcher at the Institute of American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, pointed out in an interview with this newspaper that although the relations between the United States, China and Russia are tense, the possibility of the United States launching a war for this is very small. The positive conflicts between nuclear countries will bring unpredictable consequences. There is no reason for the Pentagon to expand its military forces to provoke the relations between the United States, China and Russia. “Dealing with China and Russia is only a pretext for the expansion of the U.S. Army National Guard, more likely to cover up other purposes of the U.S. government.” < / P > < p > “the U.S. Army National Guard reconstituting its combat formation is more likely for domestic political considerations, especially with a view to the presidential election in November, so as to prepare for the US government to deal with domestic affairs with a tough line.” Yuan Zheng believed that at present, the United States is deeply mired in epidemic prevention and control and protests and demonstrations. Some American people are eager for the government to take more powerful measures to stop destructive activities and restore social order. Expanding the strength of the national guard may be preparing for a further tough response by the US government. Since May this year, the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, caused the death of George Freud, an African American man, due to improper law enforcement by the police. The demonstrations triggered by this incident have been continuously escalated in many parts of the United States. During the period, Minnesota, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities dispatched national guard forces to assist police in handling protests and demonstrations. < / P > < p > “it is the consistent view of the current US government to deal with the issue of American immigration. In the next few months, the U.S. government may launch a nationwide search for illegal immigrants and strengthen the control of illegal immigrants on the border between the United States and Mexico. All of these need more support from the National Guard. ” Yuan Zheng pointed out. < p > < p > some analysts also believe that there has been competition among various services and arms within the US military for a long time. The expansion of the Army National Guard is not only to fight for resources, but also to improve its sense of existence. The excuse of “dealing with the Sino Russian conflict” reveals the cold war thinking of American politicians, which is not conducive to world peace and stability.