posted on Jun, 11 2003 @ 08:03 PM
WASHINGTON, Jun 10 (IPS) - Much like its successful military campaign in Iraq, the Pentagon is moving at seemingly breakneck speed to re-deploy U.S.
forces and equipment around the world in ways that will permit Washington to play ''GloboCop'', according to a number of statements by top
officials and defence planners.
While preparing sharp reductions in forces in Germany, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, military planners are talking about establishing semi-permanent or
permanent bases along a giant swathe of global territory -- increasingly referred to as ''the arc of instability'' -- from the Caribbean Basin
through Africa to South and Central Asiaa and across to North Korea.
The latest details, disclosed by the 'Wall Street Journal' on Tuesday, include plans to increase U.S. forces in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa
across the Red Sea from Yemen, set up semi-permanent ''forward bases'' in Algeria, Morocco and possibly Tunisia, and establish smaller facilities
in Senegal, Ghana and Mali that could be used to intervene in oil-rich West African countries, particularly Nigeria.