Skip to comments.BREAKING: Obama Administration Caught Giving FREE High Tech Military Equipment to Russia
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.
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.
Its a crucial, military-grade technology thats 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 administrations 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.
More treason. Who will answer the call for JUSTICE?
If not now when?
No big deal. Obama’s just being flexible.
Seems like I saw this one or two days ago, right here on FR!
So would this qualify him for a High Crimes and Misdemeanors indictment?
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.
I searched for it. Maybe under another title.
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.
Can we impeach the traitor now? Or is this Bush’s fault?
Not congress (opposite of Progress) cuz they don’t have the balls to do it!
Hang. Them. All.
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?????????????
Clear and concise, thank you for the elucidation.
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.
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.
So before we finish our protest banners, when did this shared info program start???? Before 2008????
“giving our #1 enemy high-tech military weapons”
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.
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.
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. “
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.
The MILES system was old in the mid-80s. Can’t believe the russians didn’t have something similar long ago.
I rarely post. Is gateway pundit not to be trusted?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
Maybe we should have given it to the tire burning morons in Kiev?
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.
So heinous that they are firing off a LETTER,must be real bad
Come on. MILES? Really? Would we be this upset if it were paint balls?
I dislike the guy, but I see no foul here.
From the source - embedded link goes to a press release:
Bridenstine, Turner: United States is giving high level military technology to Russia
Just the tip of the iceberg as far as tech transfers from the US to Russia...
That’s what I get for straying away from home; free republic.
It doesn’t matter. I am sure that, yet again, there isn’t a single American who would have either jurisdiction or standing.
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.
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.
Obama is no ordinary weakling
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.
Its no ordinary weakling who can turn a once respected country into an international joke; reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the worlds 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 dont 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.
Funny. Reminds me of Pooty Poot keeping the Super Bowl ring of the Patriots’ owner.
Not a chance. Obama is the Magic Negro.
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.
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.’
Now we’ll see if the “rally round Obama” neocons will be found on this thread.
Obama loves laser tag.
Soon he will bend over waiting for Putins best shot.