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Russian Military to take part in Red Flag 2012
Military Paritet ^ | March 11, 2012 | IA Rosbalt

Posted on 03/12/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

Russian military aircraft will take part in the exercises of U.S. Air Force Flag-2012 in 2012. This was announced by the Russian Air Force spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik.

"In 2012, governments, military units in the Air Force for working out issues of governance and cooperation in carrying out joint tasks will take part in several international exercises" - Drik said.

"In the framework of the Collective Security Treaty and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in particular, will exercise" Peace Mission 2012 "and" Interaction 2012 ", - he said.

"Within the framework of bilateral agreements reached in August, the Russian Air Force will take part in joint Russian-Indian exercise" Indra 2012 "in October - in the operational-tactical exercises" Clear Skies "in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as in the teachings of the U.S. Air Force Flag-2012 ".


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: military; nationaldefense; nellis; redflag
Comments about Obama selling the military aside, I am actually pretty interested to see how this turns out. We got a rather nasty shock from the Indian air force in one of the large joint exercises we had with them a few years ago, losing 90% of engagements. Makes one wonder how well the Russians will do.
1 posted on 03/12/2012 8:41:46 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile
Bad idea, we lose enough sensitive information. If I can't fly around Area 51, the Russkies shouldn't either;)

Mike

2 posted on 03/12/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: JerseyanExile

Who wants to bet that Chinese units will also take part? I think so.


3 posted on 03/12/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Some claim that was on purpose so that we can justify getting more f22 funding.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 8:53:34 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: JerseyanExile

I honestly burst out laughing! There’s a lot of stuff happening lately that would have been considered ludicrous a decade ago. I am sure the next step will be naval exercises with the Chinese.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 8:58:44 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: for-q-clinton

Not certain how that would work.

If the F-22 wins, Obama says ‘we don’t need any more’; and if the F-22 loses, he says ‘why build more of an inferior design?’


6 posted on 03/12/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: JerseyanExile

Kinda defeats the purpose of Red Flag, doesn’t it?


7 posted on 03/12/2012 9:01:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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It wasn’t the f22 they were beating. It was the f16.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 9:18:52 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: JerseyanExile
Imagine you're the Cowboys and you're playing the Redskins next Sunday.

Do you invite them to your practice to share your playbook with them?

9 posted on 03/12/2012 9:44:11 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: JerseyanExile

WOLVERINES !!!

http://youtu.be/BoM6IFiyRjE


10 posted on 03/12/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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Yeah, I mean, what do you do going into it? Do you try/use your best tactics and moves? If so, yes you learn if they work against potential adversaries. However, they see them and learn too.

Do you sandbag it? Then you really don't learn much - assuming they are not going to show you their best moves/tactics either. Then what's the point?

Or maybe you hit it hard, win by a large margin and deter any future thought of aggression - great! Or maybe you sandbag it and lose, and thus embolden an enemy to try something, resulting in real-world conflict and loss of life - not so good!

I don't really see an upside to this idea.

11 posted on 03/12/2012 10:31:20 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: JerseyanExile

When I was Airforce we wanted to kill ‘em not train ‘em!


12 posted on 03/12/2012 10:38:44 AM PDT by Iron head mike (The government will soon make criminals of us all.)
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Just more evidence the USA is being run by a whole group of fools and idiots.

It’s downright scary.


13 posted on 03/12/2012 10:46:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 109ACS

That really ticked me off when I first say Wolverines I thought you meant UofM/s


14 posted on 03/12/2012 11:02:48 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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