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US Army Eyes Pacific Countries for Equipment Stockpiling Effort; Dennis Via Comments

soldier-equipment-c4isrThe U.S. Army is considering Pacific countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia as potential places where the service will stockpile its equipment, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday.

Army Materiel Command chief Gen. Dennis Via told the Association of the US Army winter conference that the stockpiling facilities in those countries will house equipment for humanitarian and disaster relief operations, Sydney Freedberg Jr. reports.

There are two categories of equipment to be stockpiled in those countries, according to the report.

“Army prepositioned stocks are go-to-war equipment,” Via told the conference.

He said the Army plans to stockpile activity sets in the Pacific, Africa and South America intended for multinational training exercises and relief operations, Freedberg reports.

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