The United States is advancing on sensitive cooperation and is now offering military training and equipment to Argentina

The United States is advancing on sensitive cooperation and is now offering military training and equipment to Argentina

The United States is advancing on sensitive cooperation and is now offering military training and equipment to Argentina

During his recent visit to the country, General Laura J. Richardson called for control of intensified illegal fishing in the South Atlantic; Concerns over government contacts with China and Russia

The head of the US Southern Command, General Laura Jane Richardson, paid a two-day visit to Argentina.
The head of the US Southern Command, General Laura Jane Richardson, paid a two-day visit to Argentina.

Modernization Military equipment, Role Woman in the Armed Forces And control of maritime space in the South Atlantic as a form Control illegal fishing and neutralize China’s existence Were at the top of the agenda of the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Southern Command; General Laura Jane Richardson During his last two-day visit to Argentina.

During the meeting with the Vice President Christina Kirchner And with the Minister of Defense, Jorge Tayana, iCommander Richardson held a working meeting with the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Lieutenant General Juan Martin Paleo, And senior military commanders. In addition, he shared ideas and experiences with Argentine officers performing various functions in the Army, Navy and Air Force to highlight The mission of a woman in a military scenario.

Military sources revealed ᲔᲠᲘ That the materials that Washington would offer would not be affected British embargo Any operation involving “British components” would be halted after the Malvin war because that would be the case. “All American Materials.”

To oppose, perhaps, the harmony that the government has Alberto Fernandez Has shown in the last two years With China and Russia, Especially in the field of defense, the commander of one of the main US military commanders came up with an offer: he called the Argentine Armed Forces. Travel to factories in your country Where it is built Armor, aircraft, helicopters, drones and other ammunition and supplies.

This final approximation will facilitate possible purchases and modernization of equipment that is more than 40 years old and which, in most cases, is Before the Falklands War. There were coincidences on the way to technological renewal.

The head of the Southern Command, General Laura J.  Richardson, shared a meeting with officers and non-commissioned officers of both sexes in the Armed Forces.
The head of the Southern Command, General Laura J. Richardson, shared a meeting with officers and non-commissioned officers of both sexes in the Armed Forces.

The shadow of China

Was one of the concerns of the Southern Command Control and surveillance of airspace, land and sea, Mainly in the South Atlantic, where Chinese ships have a Strong presence beyond 200 miles. It is estimated that 80% of foreign fishing vessels are Chinese and will contribute to the destruction of marine resources and species. For 200 miles, control was tightened earlier this year, creating United Naval Command. Through its military votes, Argentina has asked the United States to “support the acquisition of specific equipment by increasing capabilities.”

The mysteries of China’s space station in Las Lajas, Newken Province, and the alleged interest in building an Antarctic logistics pole in Ushuaia, on its way to the White Continent, are fueling the Asian country, fueling northern concerns. The U.S. government and Commander Richardson will renew the claim.

As for the Chinese facilities in Newken, the senator and former defense minister Julio Martinez (UCR-La Rioja) Requested a report to clarify the role and activities of the executive branch, Authorized in 2012, During the presidency of Christina Kirchner, through the Cooperation Agreement, “support activities such as interplanetary research, astronomical observation, monitoring and control of satellites in orbit, and data collection.”

In the face of an international stance, the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that in a dialogue with Richardson, they had stated that their military strategy was based on “Balance in relations with big states” And that they emphasized “strong integration with neighboring countries,” especially Brazil and Chile. The Malvina issue fell through the negotiations and required “more active participation through a constructive neutrality role,” military sources said.

Commander of the Southern Command, General Laura J.  Richardson met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lieutenant General Juan Martin Paleo.
Commander of the Southern Command, General Laura J. Richardson met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lieutenant General Juan Martin Paleo.

As far as he could tell ᲔᲠᲘ, Lieutenant General Paleo presented the “Four-Star General” – as Christina Kirchner christened it – a synthesis ” Military strategy “Argentina’s national system, which is being implemented in the defense planning cycle.” From there, they say, will emerge “the design of a military instrument in line with this new requirement.”

The military is convinced that National Defense Fund (Fondef) Will help to obtain the necessary means for that military tool. A chart of the commander-in-chief’s position stated that “the United States was interested in exhibiting American materials at its factories because of this need.”

The Armed Forces hopes that in the short term it will be possible to obtain the means to develop a rapid intervention force that is by nature a joint effort between the three arms, providing a guarantee. “First Answer” Against the background of external military aggression. But they made clear the separation of waters between functions consistent with military jurisdiction and the security forces.

The willingness to contribute to the modernization of military equipment led to the coincidence Strengthen the exchange of officers and non-commissioned officers For training purposes, a program similar to the one already in place between the two countries, which was signed by the government in December last year with Russia and today delayed the agreement on the ongoing war in Ukraine.

In the same vein, there is a mutual interest in maintaining the realization Combined military exercises, Such as Unitas and Panamax, multinational operations supported by Southern Command to enhance security in the region.

The commander of the US Southern Command is considering Argentine troops
The commander of the US Southern Command is considering Argentine troops

The role of a woman

Richardson was very interested The role of women in the armed forces. He chaired meetings with officers and non-commissioned officers, some of whom hold senior positions in the military, such as Lieutenant Colonel Yvonne Luz Perdomo, Head of the Army Gender Department.

The Director of Gender Policy of the Ministry of Defense also participated. Laura Mason, Who persuaded Richardson that Argentina maintains a “firm gender policy embedded in the institutional culture of the armed forces.” The American general stressed the need for “strong leaders”; That is, women who reach leadership positions in the forces.

Source: La Nacion

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