Skip to comments.U.S. sending advisers, military gear to Ukraine
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.
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Where is the US Mainstream Media on this? Could you just imagine the endless media wailing if any Republican Pres did this?
Let the EU countries take care of them.
The taxpayers can afford it. /s
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.
Looks like they’re digging out the script from Vietnam.
We’re probably there to help the pro-Russian insurgency. Think ‘Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’ and the Arab Spring revolution for Democracy, yeah right.
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”.
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.
A small team of American military advisers will soon head to Ukraine to assess that embattled nations mid- and long-term needs for defense reform, a Pentagon official said Thursday.
Didn't Vietnam start out as a small group of advisers?
You know the CIA is already there.
Why? We have no business over there.
Sending stuff to an ally I can understand, but advisors?
Sounds like doubling down on stupid....
first troops in Vietnam were “advisors”
isn’t it the CIAs job - to start wars and revolutions?
Whatever gives Russian propagandists/conspiracy freaks opportunity to scream “it’s gonna be the 2nd Vietnam” is “good enough” apparently.
How do you figure that, is a newly elected idiot switching from years of advisers, to putting in 16,000 troops?
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.
Didn't Afghanistan in the 80's for the Russias start with lesser involvement than their involvement today in Ukraine?
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.
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.