Skip to comments.US deploys fighter jets to Poland, Lithuania (a massive force of 12 F-16s!!!)
Posted on 03/09/2014 2:42:05 PM PDT by markomalley
The United States is sending a dozen F-16 fighter jets to Poland as a part of a training exercise, amid continuing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, the Polish defence ministry said on Sunday.
Three hundred US service personnel will also be sent to Poland as part of the exercise. The deployment will be completed by Thursday.
Chuck Hagel, the US Secretary of State for Defence, and his Polish counterpart Tomasz Siemoniak agreed the deployment during a phone call, according to a statement from the Polish ministry.
"The unit will be composed of 12 F-16 planes and will transport 300 soldiers," defence ministry spokesman Jacek Sonta told AFP.
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Southeast Asia circa 1964 redux.
Oooo, they’re going to have an air for the children... Isn’t that sweet?!
12 two-generation old fighter aircraft... wow. I am so very very incredibly NOT impressed.
Add in the six F-15s and tanker sent earlier and that just about constitutes half of our fighter force. Verrrry impressive.
“Our friends don’t trust us and our enemies don’t fear us.”
“That’s going to really make Putin quake in his boots.”
Ahhh, but he will say he must now move into those areas because of provocation by the US.
That will make Putin shake in his boots. Maybe he will send some bears and Migs to Cuba now.
“”The unit will be composed of 12 F-16 planes and will transport 300 soldiers”
“That’s going to really make Putin quake in his boots.”
Stupid US gesticulation. Putin is responding tit-for-tat.
Russia had begun large-scale air defense drills, some 280 miles east of the Ukrainian border; 3,500 troops and over 1,000 units of military hardware for about a month. The exercise will culminate with live-firing drills, involving S-300, Buk-M1 and other air defense systems. It is for the first time that all air defense units from the district, including coastal defenses of the Northern Fleet, have gathered in one place, said the districts spokesman, Col. Oleg Kochetkov.
They’re gonna fly wing for the drones?
Need AWACS and 50 F-22’s!!!
Putin is probably sitting down with a plethora of accountants to see what this will cost. THAT will decide on the outcome--my best guess.
I wouldn't be surprised if THIS is Putin's purpose as well.
And I can't tell you how p****D off I am that he's in Florida snapping selfies.
A pointless gesture, really
“The unit will be composed of 12 F-16 planes and will transport 300 soldiers”
Aircrew, crew chiefs, specialists, weapons, support, debrief, production, fuels, sheet metal, metals tech, ammo, life support, and so on. That makes up pretty much all the “soldiers” who would be going on that deployment.
Its a great way to spend lots of money we don’t have.
They are going to put on a drag show
“Maybe he will send some bears and Migs to Cuba now.”
A Diamond of Bears doing a slow pass off Miami Beach would certainly send a message, that’s for sure.
1 Squadron is a lot of hurt if they are fully loaded. As a token show of force... It’s not exactly negligable.
6027. F/A-18 Jet Engine mechanic. 1988-1994.
So, I may be a bit biased...
...and our enemies dont fear us.
THAT is good news also. LET THEM not fear us. THAT is when people get cocky and let themselves fall into a coma of self-satisfaction and UNpreparedness.
I have the feeling that much of the above bad news comes from having a POTUS who is WEAK and USELESS!
Probably all part of a scheduled rotation that’s been in the works for months.
Hmmmm, what happens politically if you lose the war?
Obama, Kerry, Hagel, Jarrett, Power, Rice and the rest of that sophomoric clown posse are going to bluff and bungle us into a world war.
Sorry, if my son was still in the Marines right now, I would strongly urge him to “Klinger” out. Our guys are fighting for Bambis manhood and greed. Parents’ dont let you kids grow up to join the military. I hate for having to say that. It kills me, knowing the pride with which my son served. But when he retired a years ago, he told me, Ma, I didn’t leave the Marines, they left me....
Ivan doesn't like carrier battle groups.
0bama's incompetence or "flexibility," scares me more each day.
F/A-18’s would be a tad more intimidating.
My husband and I went to St. Petersburg in 2008. My husband was quite ill and had always wanted to see St. Petersburg. So we went.
After ALL the hyperbole that I've heard and read in the news and on the air, my husband and I agreed wholeheartedly on one thing: Russia still has a L - O - N - G ways to go to GET ONLY 50 years behind the rest of the West.
Are they airworthy?
We would SOON see what color their backbones would be.
Do the soldiers get tied to the bottom of the wings, or do the get to sit on top?
JFK sent 16,000 to Vietnam.
This is another waste of fuel and gas money.
Gee I wonder if mac daddy will allow them to have ammo and if they will be able to respond to threats or like the border guards were told to run away if border crossers start throwing rock at them?
I guess if they have to check with mac daddy he will either be on vacation, golfing or having meeting, or doing something else, at the bath house.
Thanks markomalley. Clearly Zero is deadly serious about making a nice presentation when he orders the surrender.
Acting like “Klinger” in today’s military will get you the same result that “Klinger” got. Nada!
“Stupid US gesticulation.”
Evil America, isn’t it ?
Do not diss or underestimate the F-16.
Twelve too many.
Too late! Putin has already requested military and/or naval basing rights in Cuba, Nicaraugua, and Venezuela.
Un-retire the A-10’s?
16001 guess who the odd ball is
You? What were you doing, and what did you think about it all, and did you think it was headed for anything big?
I reefer to John F Kerry
Oh, Kerry was there years after JFK’s 16,000 troops of 1963.