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U.S. sending advisers, military gear to Ukraine
National Journal ^ | 6-6-2014 | Marina Koren

Posted on 06/06/2014 10:06:23 AM PDT by tcrlaf

U.S. military advisers are heading to Ukraine, the Air Force Times reports.

The small team will be there to assess "mid- and long-term needs for defense reform," a Pentagon official tells Chuck Vinch.

The White House has slowly been rolling out its assistance to Ukraine since early March, including a $1 billion aid package. Back then, interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with President Obama at the White House and appealed for military aid, including arms, ammunition, and intelligence support.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: advisors; civilwar; ukraine
The Air Force Times article is much better, but Gannet cannot be posted on FR.

Where is the US Mainstream Media on this? Could you just imagine the endless media wailing if any Republican Pres did this?

1 posted on 06/06/2014 10:06:23 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Let the EU countries take care of them.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 10:08:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tcrlaf

The taxpayers can afford it. /s


3 posted on 06/06/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: tcrlaf

And where are the military advisers and supplies from Germany and the rest of the EU... Obama is tiptoeing into another confrontation and deployment of US forces, not to mention throwing another $ billion over the transom.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 10:26:23 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Looks like they’re digging out the script from Vietnam.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 10:30:45 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: tcrlaf

We’re probably there to help the pro-Russian insurgency. Think ‘Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’ and the Arab Spring revolution for Democracy, yeah right.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 10:36:36 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: tcrlaf

Republicans like John McCain who are backed by defense contractor dollars like notions of “helping” Ukraine because it lines the pockets of the “defense industry”.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 11:01:33 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: All

The bulk of it according to the article is more MREs, with a few dozen night vision goggles and body armor.

The headline is a joke.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 11:32:28 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: Truth29
And where are the military advisers and supplies from Germany and the rest of the EU...

So you prefer "leading from behind"?
9 posted on 06/06/2014 11:37:02 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: rbmillerjr
The headline is a joke.

A small team of American military advisers will soon head to Ukraine to assess that embattled nation’s “mid- and long-term needs for defense reform,” a Pentagon official said Thursday.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/the-u-s-is-sending-military-advisers-to-ukraine-20140606

Didn't Vietnam start out as a small group of advisers?

10 posted on 06/06/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: tcrlaf

You know the CIA is already there.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 11:41:16 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: tcrlaf

Why? We have no business over there.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 12:01:00 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Sending stuff to an ally I can understand, but advisors?


13 posted on 06/06/2014 12:02:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf

Sounds like doubling down on stupid....


14 posted on 06/06/2014 12:08:19 PM PDT by varmintman (It must really suck to be a Nazi in Kiev these days...)
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To: GeronL

advisors
first troops in Vietnam were “advisors”


15 posted on 06/06/2014 12:19:38 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: McGruff

isn’t it the CIAs job - to start wars and revolutions?


16 posted on 06/06/2014 12:21:55 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: rbmillerjr

Whatever gives Russian propagandists/conspiracy freaks opportunity to scream “it’s gonna be the 2nd Vietnam” is “good enough” apparently.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 1:12:15 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: PieterCasparzen
Looks like they’re digging out the script from Vietnam.

How do you figure that, is a newly elected idiot switching from years of advisers, to putting in 16,000 troops?

19 posted on 06/06/2014 1:20:22 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: GeronL

There is nothing wrong with advisers, the Green Berets are specialists at that and teaching and organizing, it is why they were created, and why they are the only force of their type in the world, and Europe was their primary reason for being created.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 1:26:21 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: McGruff
Didn't Vietnam start out as a small group of advisers?

Didn't Afghanistan in the 80's for the Russias start with lesser involvement than their involvement today in Ukraine?

21 posted on 06/06/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: McGruff

A big difference, these are reform analysts.

BS Pentagon boys who will make no difference in the short term.

In Vietnam, “advisers” were special counter insurgency operators.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 5:12:05 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: tcrlaf

If the Obama and his Globalist puppet masters are sending military advisers to help the Kiev junta then you know the Kiev junta is bad news for the Ukrainian people, bad for the American people, and bad for Humanity in general.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 7:53:13 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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