The United States plans to disband the asymmetric combat brigade

The asymmetric operations group is called the “tactical repairer” in the unconventional operations of the US Army. It is specially responsible for finding and providing solutions to the tactical or equipment problems existing in the army forces. It is reported that the asymmetric combat group once had as many as 400 people and had the right to enter and leave the battlefield freely, and its solutions were often extended to the entire U.S. Army. In the future, the asymmetric combat brigade will be no longer in the future. According to the army times website, the U.S. Army will cancel the independent establishment of the asymmetric combat brigade next year to free up funds for other modernization projects. A spokesman for the U.S. Army said the army had decided to disband the asymmetric operations brigade in 2021. “At present, the authorities are considering how to dispose of the facilities and assets left by the brigade.” It is reported that the U.S. Army’s asymmetric operations brigade currently has four squads under its jurisdiction. Two teams a and B are combat units, which are usually deployed in rotation on the battlefield for a period of four months. Team C is responsible for training other units, and team D is mainly engaged in operational research. At present, the asymmetric operations brigade has a high-level urban combat training center at Hill base, Virginia, with complex underground tunnel systems and other facilities, costing more than $94 million. The U.S. military officials did not give the exact reason for disbanding the asymmetric combat brigade. According to the army times website, the disbandment of the asymmetric combat group is related to the U.S. military’s streamlining plan. An anonymous U.S. Army official said that the asymmetric operations brigade had been classified as “unimportant or out of the core role” and was therefore identified as one of the targets for reduction in order to make money available for other modernization programs. The U.S. Defense one website commented that the deep-seated reason for the dissolution of the asymmetric combat brigade was the impact of the operational transformation being carried out by the US military. “In the future, the U.S. military will be ready to engage in a large-scale conventional war with its counterparts at the same level. The main enemy of the US military will no longer be, rebels or guerrillas. In this context, the asymmetric combat group lost its foundation of existence. In addition, it can make way for other modernization projects in a tight budget. ” The U.S. Army news briefing pointed out that after the “9.11” incident, the U.S. military has invested a lot of energy in the field of asymmetric operations such as anti-terrorism and counter insurgency, and “almost forgot how to fight a large-scale war with the same level of opponents”. In recent years, the Pentagon has gradually adjusted its operational readiness thinking and launched a large number of future weapons research projects in order to gain technical advantages in the face of adversaries of the same level. < p > < p > < p > the website of the army Times reported that since its establishment, the asymmetric combat brigade has improved 24 kinds of weapons and equipment, put forward 92 kinds of theoretical schemes, and released 72 key documents within the whole army, covering training assistance, asymmetric combat skills, practical combat manuals, etc. Although the army’s top echelons have repeatedly assured that “the experience gained by the asymmetric operations brigade in the past decade or so will not disappear due to the dissolution”, some military experts have expressed concern about this. Andrew hunt, a senior research fellow at the US Center for strategic and international studies, believes that the U.S. Army’s decision to disband the asymmetric operations brigade is somewhat hasty. “In the future, the U.S. Army will still face new non-traditional security threats, and it is necessary for the asymmetric combat team to exist.” Michael Nagata, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and a senior commander in the Middle East’s anti-terrorism operations, believes that asymmetric operations are a long-term issue and should not be ignored because of the US military’s operational transformation. “Disbanding the asymmetric battalion is short-sighted, and I want more efficient units to replace it.”