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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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