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U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines
Judicial Watch ^ | March 26, 2014

Posted on 03/26/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT by jazusamo

Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine.

The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say. The U.S. military uses MILES for tactical force-on-force training because it has a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat.

It’s a crucial, military-grade technology that’s similar to a “laser tag” available in some commercial markets, according to one of the outraged lawmakers (Oklahoma Republican Jim Bridenstine) that helped uncover the scandal. Bridenstine, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has joined forces with Ohio Republican Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, to demand an end to the program. Along with about a dozen other House colleagues they penned a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who oversees the agency carrying out the “irresponsible military equipment transfers” to Russia.

The Obama administration’s planned supply to the Russian Federation is a grave mistake given the recent invasion of Ukraine launched by Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, the legislators point out. “It is difficult to imagine a worse time to provide military-grade technology employed by the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, and Special Operations Forces to Russia than when it has illegally invaded Ukraine and is violating the intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty,” the letter to Moniz says. “To make matters worse, it is our understanding from the budget documents that the Department has been, and continues to propose, providing this technology to Russia free-of-charge.”

This is preposterous and borders on criminal if you really think about it. As if we need reminding, Congressman Turner recants Putin’s “brazen disregard for the sovereignty and stability of Eastern Europe” as well as his disregard for international law. “Despite this overwhelming evidence that Putin is not our ally, it is astonishing that the Obama Administration would still provide superior, U.S. military technology to an aggressive and advancing Russia,” Turner said. “The United States must seriously redirect its approach and immediately terminate all military aid to Russia.”

President Obama has already proven to be an international joke for his response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine. Even the mainstream media in this country has blasted the commander-in-chief’s foreign policy as based on fantasy. One famously liberal magazine published a satirical article saying that the Obama administration froze Putin’s Netflix account as a “major ramping up of sanctions.” In a piece published a few days ago, a former veteran congressman wrote this: “The embarrassment of U.S. impotence in dealing with Russian aggression in the Ukraine is only the beginning of what will likely be a series of foreign policy disasters.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: americahater; degrade; destroycurrency; destroyhealthcare; destroymilitary; domesticenemy; impeach; nationalsecurity; nationalsecurityfail; obama; obamalies; putin; russia; treason; ukraine

1 posted on 03/26/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Like Lend Lease in WWII so Russia could take back Ukraine.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 12:20:32 PM PDT by AU72
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To: jazusamo
Larry Klayman alert. Possible credibility issues here.

At least, I hope that's the case.

3 posted on 03/26/2014 12:21:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: jazusamo

Time to learn Russian or Chinese


4 posted on 03/26/2014 12:24:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: jazusamo

You cannot make this stuff up.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 12:24:06 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: jazusamo; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

6 posted on 03/26/2014 12:24:40 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: jazusamo
Can there be any doubt that Obama is a true communist/Marxist and is, and has been, doing everything he can to aid and assist the soviet union in their return to a dominate position in the world all at the expense and diminishmnet of the United States of America???????

Please read my tagline (screaming to the US populace)

7 posted on 03/26/2014 12:26:08 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Steely Tom

I hear you but that first link in the piece is a press release from Rep. Bridenstine, looks to be on the up and up.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 12:28:12 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Note that the agency supplying MILES is the NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration). The MILES gear is undoubtedly provided in sufficient numbers to enable training for nuclear weapons security forces. That won’t provide much capability for the Russian Army to be sure, and the Russian Army certainly won’t be uses their MILES lasers to overwhelm the Ukrainians. Hardly a scandal.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 12:29:00 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: dirtymac

And this is not a serious mistake on the part of this administration. It is their intent to subvert this country’s ability to defend itself. This is the destruction of the US and all that that implies. last week it was giving up Tomahawk missles systems.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 12:29:36 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 12:32:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: jazusamo
The Obama administration’s planned supply to the Russian Federation is a grave mistake

This is unbelievable, sounds more like treason than a mistake. Congress will just keep huffing and puffing and huffing and puffing until one day this country will likely get nuked under this fraud in the WH. A moron paying attention is smart enough to see where this fraud is taking this country.

13 posted on 03/26/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Steely Tom

Klayman left Judicial Watch ten years ago. That is a decade. A long time ago.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 12:34:59 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


15 posted on 03/26/2014 12:38:13 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: jazusamo

Perhaps just a minor point, but I can’t make out from this whether Obama is giving this to Russia as foreign aid, or selling it.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 12:40:54 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jazusamo

This is serious, those weapons could have gone to a US ally, like the Mexican drug Cartels through the ATF.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 12:42:02 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: dirtymac
doing everything he can to aid and assist the...

Let me think, what would Nikita Kruschev do differently if he were POTUS...

Sorry, can't think of anything different.

18 posted on 03/26/2014 12:44:51 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: null and void

I have decided that O was channeling Hugo Chavez in that moment


19 posted on 03/26/2014 12:46:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Cicero
In Bridenstine's press release it says it's free.

“It’s ludicrous that U.S. taxpayers are paying to give Russia free military equipment after President Obama announced a suspension in military engagement with Moscow.

20 posted on 03/26/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
I know there is a love/hate relation with Larry Klayman, but he does some good work.

This is simply nuts!!

Obama deserves all the ridicule he gets!

21 posted on 03/26/2014 12:49:46 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: jazusamo

Obama giving his lunch money to Putin.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 12:49:47 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Cicero
“To make matters worse, it is our understanding from the budget documents that the Department has been, and continues to propose, providing this technology to Russia free-of-charge.”
23 posted on 03/26/2014 12:51:58 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: jazusamo

Obama, the gift that keeps on giving....to Putin.

I will say it again “who luvs ya baby”.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 12:53:30 PM PDT by dforest
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To: jazusamo

Raise your hand if you’re the least bit surprised.

Waiting.

Still waiting.

Nope, didn’t think so.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 12:58:51 PM PDT by bgill
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To: TexasCajun

Yes, but I didn’t realize Klayman left JW in 2003 as posted above.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 1:07:00 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: AU72

Do I need to clean off my glasses? Is this real? Just when I think I understand what Obama’s motives are, he does the opposite. The Poles and the Egyptians and the Syrians and the Lybians are telling the Ukrainians, “We warned you! Don’t expect any help from this Amercian President NONE! He is different. Whatever he says, prepare for the opposite. We told you!”
It’s beginning to look a lot like Vichy!


27 posted on 03/26/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: jazusamo

MILES gear is old, old stuff, and it’s capability depends a lot on which part of the system is used...rifle adapters, planes, tanks...

The basic stuf is a harness with laser sensors on it, along with a a blank adapter (a screw-on barrel plug to block the gas from escaping down the barrel), and a little doohickey that triggers a low power IR beam when the membrane vibrates from a loud noise...or light tapping with your fingernail.

When the firearm is fired, the doohickey emits the laser beam. If the beam hits the sensor it sets off an alarm indicating the target is dead. Near hits will result in a single chirp. It is very much like laser tag, but allows soldiers to use their normal weapons while they train.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 1:16:11 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: jazusamo

Someone brought that to my attention as well, just a couple of days ago.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 1:17:47 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: lepton

Yep, it is old. I believe my son used it in the late 80’s early 90’s but we should burn it before we give it the Ruskies. :-)


30 posted on 03/26/2014 1:22:18 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Too many excuses here with information from imaginations. MILES gear is very expensive. And yes, it makes a big difference against our nation. It was wrong to give it to the Russians.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 1:43:22 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: jazusamo

It corrects some serious mistakes commonly made by trainees and common tactical errors made by leaders. Problem is, daydreaming bureaucrats and their trader constituents probably also gave some of our more important fire-and-maneuver training information to untrustworthy nations.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 1:50:27 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Amen, we shouldn’t be giving them anything connected to military.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 1:50:41 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

How much of a traitor does Obama have to be before Congress impeaches him & prosecutes him for treason?


34 posted on 03/26/2014 2:19:39 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: centurion316
Note that the agency supplying MILES is the NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration). The MILES gear is undoubtedly provided in sufficient numbers to enable training for nuclear weapons security forces. That won’t provide much capability for the Russian Army to be sure, and the Russian Army certainly won’t be uses their MILES lasers to overwhelm the Ukrainians. Hardly a scandal.

They are the enemy, period. Giving them 1 penny is a scandal.

35 posted on 03/26/2014 2:21:57 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: jazusamo

Well, yeah. But that applies to laser tag as well.


36 posted on 03/26/2014 3:41:53 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: jazusamo; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 8:03:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: jazusamo

The joke’s on them since MILES barely works at all! Ha!


38 posted on 03/27/2014 4:23:19 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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