Skip to comments.U.S. Offers Russia High-Tech Aid to Thwart Sochi Terror
Posted on 01/21/2014 12:23:42 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
BRUSSELS The United States and Russia have opened discussions about using sophisticated American electronic equipment, developed by the Pentagon to counter improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and Iraq, in a new effort to help secure the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next month.
The potential for a technological exchange was part of an extensive discussion here Tuesday when Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held his first face-to-face meeting with his Russian counterpart, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff.
The Defense Department would be willing to provide equipment designed to detect and disrupt cellphone or radio signals used by militants to detonate improvised explosives from a distance, General Dempsey said. But he cautioned that technical experts from both nations first needed to make sure that the American systems could be integrated into the communications networks and security systems being set in place by Russia.
In discussing the Pentagons technology to counter improvised explosives, General Dempsey noted that this was something that weve become extraordinarily familiar with. Homemade bombs planted by militants have been the leading cause of deaths and injuries to American service members in Afghanistan and Iraq. . .
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How about a website “ConnectWithTerrorists.com”?
They can have HHS manage it.
Let them have the Pressure Cooker Bomb Detector. It’s never been used.
What could go wrong?
But Obama chose to tell Putin to GSY with your info.
We’re thinking in the same track.
Like Russia doesn’t have that technology. Geez....are we that stupid?? Or do we just think we’re so much smarter?
It’s over twenty years since the fall of the old USSR and the end of the ‘’command economy’’. What in the world are we doing by proposing to give the Russians assistance to combat terrorism with high-tech systems? Haven’t the Russians developed their own by now? Any assistance we give them will more than likely end up being reverse engineered to their advantage against us at some point.
He noted in particular that Moscow remains a vital partner for supply lines for the NATO mission in Afghanistan, agreeing to allow the movement of nonlethal material to and from the war zone through Russian territory along a route called the Northern Distribution Network; that rail and road network is becoming increasingly important as protests in Pakistan choke efforts to use the more convenient supply line there.
General Dempsey said his Russian counterpart was deeply concerned about the potential for further instability in Afghanistan after the NATO combat mission there officially ends this year. General Gerasimov has asked for updates on the American and NATO effort to train, advise and equip Afghan National Security Forces, General Dempsey said, as well as Afghanistans ability to maintain and control transportation lines in and out of the country.
He is absolutely concerned, as I would be in his place, General Dempsey said.
Russia does not need the High-Tech Aid they will use Brute Force like it should be done!
“Havent the Russians developed their own by now? Any assistance we give them will more than likely end up being reverse engineered to their advantage against us at some point.”
Call it payment for ferrying our astronauts into space.
Beware, these Russia-related threads always bring out the Putin butt kisser ping group.
But Obama chose to tell Putin to GSY with your info.
Pretty much accurate.
Obama pretty much stupidly wants thing to go bad for Russia at the Olympics, question is, how much of the Russian government and military know the bad guy is Obama not the American people or military.
Seems some of the Russians know it.
You know, you say the stupidest things. First of all, Obama and your hero Putin are on the same geopolitical page, both basically seeking the same "new world order" goals.
Or brings out the Soros Funded stooges upset with Putin putting a crimp on Communist Globalism...like in Ukraine.
Putin is pretty taking on George Soros in Ukraine...whose Open Society is behind the pro EU riots. Obama and his fellow Communist Globalists want Soros and EU ton to take over Ukraine
Yes don’t trust Obama
And who might that be, you friggin jerk. In any case, Putin, putting a crimp on global communism?? What planet are you on? Russia under Putin supports and supplies arms to communist countries all over the world, including the ChiComs, North Korea, and various latin american marxist dictatorships. I think I've pointed this out to you now about 20 times. So you obviously aren't sincere about what you're saying, just off the wall nuts.
The Communists have all but lost their grip on China. Capitalism is alive and well there.
I’m not sure NK has bought anything new from Russia in quite some time.
Actually Communist China is still quite Communist....it still is a one party state with the head of the party running the govt...along with a Politburo and Nomenklatura running day to day things. It has no real religious freedom. Communist China is more like a tighter Tito run Yugoslavia
Yes Russia has no dealings w N Korea...N Korea main partner is Communist China.