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BREAKING: Obama Administration Caught Giving FREE High Tech Military Equipment to Russia
Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/29/2014 7:01:59 PM PDT by Linda Frances

The Obama administration has been secretly giving Russia free Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), a tactical force-on-force trainer, which uses a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat for soldiers.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; europeanunion; nato; obama; russia; ukraine
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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.”

1 posted on 03/29/2014 7:01:59 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Linda Frances

ITAR violation!


2 posted on 03/29/2014 7:05:26 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Linda Frances

More treason. Who will answer the call for JUSTICE?


3 posted on 03/29/2014 7:05:58 PM PDT by Broker (San Antonio rose.)
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To: Broker

If not now when?


4 posted on 03/29/2014 7:11:18 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Broker

No big deal. Obama’s just being flexible.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 7:11:50 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Linda Frances

Seems like I saw this one or two days ago, right here on FR!


6 posted on 03/29/2014 7:12:42 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: Linda Frances

So would this qualify him for a High Crimes and Misdemeanors indictment?


7 posted on 03/29/2014 7:13:20 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Broker

So-called “hi tech” MILES gear is frustrating. It get’s jammed on...or off. Not following the rules means you can “spray” entire squads/platoons dead, and it’s maintenance heavy.

I think our troops would do better with paint balls.

JMHO.

:>)


8 posted on 03/29/2014 7:13:26 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: matthew fuller

I searched for it. Maybe under another title.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 7:13:40 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Broker

Outdated training gear provided for training nuclear security troops under the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It’s in the United States interest to see to it that Russian nukes aren’t stolen.

It’s been posted before and you are late to the party, but rant on along with the others who haven’t bothered to find out what is going on.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 7:14:13 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Linda Frances

Can we impeach the traitor now? Or is this Bush’s fault?


11 posted on 03/29/2014 7:18:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Broker

Not congress (opposite of Progress) cuz they don’t have the balls to do it!


12 posted on 03/29/2014 7:19:53 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Broker

Hang. Them. All.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 7:23:40 PM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Linda Frances

More treason.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 7:28:24 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Beowulf9
So would this qualify him for a High Crimes and Misdemeanors indictment?

If this doesn't what does? I mean what in the blue hell does it take for Speaker Boehner to grow a pair of testicles and do his damn' job to start Impeachment Proceedings??

FFS, Obama's chopping our military down, making us defenseless AND giving our #1 enemy high-tech military weapons?

What the hell does it take to get this POS Traitor out of office?! Revolution?????????????

15 posted on 03/29/2014 7:33:38 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: centurion316

Clear and concise, thank you for the elucidation.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 7:34:33 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Linda Frances

It’s here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137617/posts

But it’s not worth reading the comments, just a bunch of rants from people who are not interested in learning that this report is a bunch of sound and fury. MILES gear is provided to nuclear states under provisions of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and START - something done long before Obama came into office.

Go here

http://www.nrcsecurityconference.org/topics

Look at the bottom left box titled Performance Evaluation Demonstration Breakout Sessions

Those who want to continue looking foolish by ranting on about something that they clearly know nothing about are free to do so. It is Free Republic.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 7:37:03 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm starting to think the rinos are just better than democrats in hiding their corruption. If they don't do anything about this, not to mention, Benghazi, IRS scandal, fast & furious....then they are in on it. I wondered why Hillary wasn't put under oath. Did they scratch her back for future favors, or helping protect her place for 2016?
18 posted on 03/29/2014 7:39:06 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

So before we finish our protest banners, when did this shared info program start???? Before 2008????


19 posted on 03/29/2014 7:42:00 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: usconservative

“giving our #1 enemy high-tech military weapons”

What weapons?


20 posted on 03/29/2014 7:42:38 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Linda Frances

I don’t know what the ruling class is cooking up, but it would be nice if they held a war and no one showed up.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 7:46:22 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Noob1999
So before we finish our protest banners, when did this shared info program start???? Before 2008????

Long before, but you don't want facts getting in the way of a good outrage. Considering the source, Judicial Watch originally, repeated by Gateway Pundit, the only thing missing to make this a trifecta is a visit from InfoWars. Maybe tomorrow.

22 posted on 03/29/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Noob1999

It’s on gateway pundit as of today breaking.

“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. “


23 posted on 03/29/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Beowulf9

Not yet. We are not at war with Russia (officially)…they are still our ally even if in name only. Obama is walking on thin ice though.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 7:50:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Broker
The RINO party responds..


25 posted on 03/29/2014 7:51:59 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: Linda Frances

The MILES system was old in the mid-80s. Can’t believe the russians didn’t have something similar long ago.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 7:52:06 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: centurion316

I rarely post. Is gateway pundit not to be trusted?


27 posted on 03/29/2014 7:52:23 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

But you see it’s only fair, after all he’s been giving it to China for years! If by giving it you mean a quid pro quo of the monetary variety.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 7:52:32 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Linda Frances

The EXEMPT do not care unless they make money from it.

They EXEMPT YAWN and laugh that Cummings, Issa, and
Holder are in charge.

The EXEMPT already armed al Qaeda with 20,000 MANPADs
to murder innocents in the future
all in exchange for a gang-rape snuff video
of a US Ambassador watched in the White House.

The EXEMPT are disgusting to have enabled this treason.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 7:55:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Linda Frances

Wait till the libs find their internet is screwed because he gave that away as well. All the lib hipster backpack toting, Peruvian hat wearing, Occupy Wall street terrorists who constantly have their faces in ipod,ipads,iphones, and they find they cannot organize their next trust fund sponsored attack because the UN mandated internet access shall be censored in certain areas at certain times.


30 posted on 03/29/2014 7:57:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: Linda Frances

We still had to use blanks when using MILES.

The result was that nobody liked to shoot because blanks were so darned dirty and made your rifle a pita to clean.

Perhaps he gave it to them in spite?


31 posted on 03/29/2014 8:00:40 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Linda Frances

Gateway Pundit is a blog that will post anything they can get their hands on. In this case, they stole it from Judicial Watch, a very dubious source.

The basic facts are correct, we are supplying MILES to Russia and have been since the George H W. Bush Administration. It’s not a weapons system, not new, not a secret, and is used in very small numbers for training security around nuclear weapons storage sites.

Bogus story, bogus issue, bogus outrage


32 posted on 03/29/2014 8:06:16 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

For much less money, like tens of millions less, the military, ours or anybody’s, could issue their weapons in Airsoft, and go have fun out in the woods.

No joke.


33 posted on 03/29/2014 8:11:16 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Wait till the libs find their internet is screwed because he gave that away as well. All the lib hipster backpack toting, Peruvian hat wearing, Occupy Wall street terrorists who constantly have their faces in ipod,ipads,iphones, and they find they cannot organize their next trust fund sponsored attack because the UN mandated internet access shall be censored in certain areas at certain times.


I think the reason obama gave internet rights away is because of what we are doing right now. Obama gets away with a lot, but I think he realizes he could never get away with stopping freedom on the internet. Young people would be climbing the White House fence. This way whoever controls the internet will be blamed for taking away our freedom of speech; our free speech and anyone in the world who says things the left disagrees with. He is calculating as is all the left.

34 posted on 03/29/2014 8:11:30 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

Maybe we should have given it to the tire burning morons in Kiev?


35 posted on 03/29/2014 8:11:55 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Linda Frances

MILES gear isn’t High Tech and honestly, if they want that crap they can frikin have it already....

Gateway Pundit is grasping at serious straws and looking like complete and utter FOOLS for doing so.


36 posted on 03/29/2014 8:14:40 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: DBrow

So heinous that they are firing off a LETTER,must be real bad


37 posted on 03/29/2014 8:15:05 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: DBrow

Come on. MILES? Really? Would we be this upset if it were paint balls?

I dislike the guy, but I see no foul here.


38 posted on 03/29/2014 8:15:45 PM PDT by rey
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To: centurion316

From the source - embedded link goes to a press release:

Bridenstine, Turner: United States is giving high level military technology to Russia

http://bridenstine.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bridenstine-turner-united-states-is-giving-high-level-military


39 posted on 03/29/2014 8:17:09 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Linda Frances

Just the tip of the iceberg as far as tech transfers from the US to Russia...


40 posted on 03/29/2014 8:21:01 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: centurion316; MikefromOhio

That’s what I get for straying away from home; free republic.


41 posted on 03/29/2014 8:25:48 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Broker

It doesn’t matter. I am sure that, yet again, there isn’t a single American who would have either jurisdiction or standing.


42 posted on 03/29/2014 8:31:00 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Whenifhow

Bridenstine and Turner have discovered something that we have been doing for about 15 years. It’s not high level military technology and I suspect that these two muldoons will vote for the bill as have their Republican colleagues since the Bush Administration.


43 posted on 03/29/2014 8:32:28 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Linda Frances

Whatever it is, Obama will talk his way out of it with the help of the not so MSM. It doesn’t matter becasue it’s Obama, right? They re-elected him, right? So it doesn’t matter.


44 posted on 03/29/2014 8:32:29 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama is no ordinary weakling

Author unknown

Those who compare the bare-chested conqueror of the Crimea with the metro-sexual ruler of the United States and find our emperor weak to the point of deserving ridicule miss the essential strength of president Obama.

It’s no ordinary weakling who can turn a once respected country into an international joke; reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the world’s finest medical system into a failed third rate socialist nightmare with a stroke of hi pen; shatter our constitution without the attempted recourse by the sons and daughters of frontiers men and pioneers whose blood was used to write that inspired document; and turn the people of our once- united states into a herd of competing minorities who, like suckling pigs, are afraid to lose his place on the government teat should he raise his voice to protest the ruin of our country.

So don’t denigrate the nonentity ruler who has overcome his uncertain ancestry and ludicrous incompetence to do what no other king or dictator has been able to do in our 237-year history; He has destroyed America.


45 posted on 03/29/2014 8:33:26 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: Linda Frances

Funny. Reminds me of Pooty Poot keeping the Super Bowl ring of the Patriots’ owner.


46 posted on 03/29/2014 8:34:53 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Beowulf9
So would this qualify him for a High Crimes and Misdemeanors indictment?

Not a chance. Obama is the Magic Negro.

47 posted on 03/29/2014 8:42:56 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Linda Frances
There has been so much frantic, passionate debunking of this story that the facts and meaningful questions have not come out.
Why was it secret? Just a special favor for the Russians??
Why was it free? Just a special favor for the Russians??
Have other secret, free dual or multiple use technologies been transferred, what, when and by whom?

It seems to be the new technology, at least Special Operations grade equipment.
‘Combat Training Centers (NTC, JRTC, JMRC).

As of July 2006, the latest version of MILES was MILES XXI, provided by Lockheed Martin.[2]

As of July 2008, the latest version of MILES was MILES IWS, provided by Cubic Defense Applications.

As of July 2012, the latest version of MILES is MILES IWS2, provided by Cubic Defense Applications.’
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_Integrated_Laser_Engagement_System
TWB

48 posted on 03/29/2014 9:12:35 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: Linda Frances

Now we’ll see if the “rally round Obama” neocons will be found on this thread.


49 posted on 03/29/2014 9:21:00 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Linda Frances

Obama loves laser tag.

Soon he will bend over waiting for Putins best shot.


50 posted on 03/29/2014 9:32:43 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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