@Chish Its a signal to Israel especially Netanyahu and those forces will be concentrated in Asia. Nato will handle Russia while the US will face China that is the planned. Now that strategy is having mixed result as Germany and France is reluctant and vigorously opposed any war in Ukraine. So the US need to divide its scarce resources even more, she can't fight a two front war and need her ally to fight for her. Now the question aside from Japan what country is stupid enough to fight a war against its national interest?US moving its forces out of ME is time for China to move in, thus the recent Wang Yi visit, increase co-operations with oil-rich states, deal with Iran. These are not coincidents.