U.S. Military Aids Georgia

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:34am

Eurasian.net reports that “the United States will devote more military aid towards arming and equipping the Georgian armed forces, direct more training towards building combat skills, and help Georgia build a local training center oriented towards helping it defend itself rather than only deploying to Afghanistan.”  

“The broad contours of the policy shift were laid out in a new agreement between the two countries announced during a visit to Tbilisi by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this month. On Monday, a U.S. embassy official in Tbilisi provided more details to The Bug Pit.”  

“’Much like in the U.S. Army, where we’ve focused on deployment requirements for several years, there’s been a certain level of atrophy in the core warfighting capabilities, so much of our security assistance over the next few years will address those areas: territorial defense capabilities and readiness,’ the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.”