Skip to comments.Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine to fend off Putin-backed rebels
Posted on 07/23/2014 7:24:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf
A team of Pentagon officials is heading to Ukraine to help the country rebuild its fractured military, a mission that lawmakers and analysts expect will result in recommendations for greater military assistance in the countrys fight against pro-Russia separatists amid international outrage over the downing of a commercial airplane.
Within the next few weeks, a group of Defense Department representatives who specialize in strategy and policy will head to Kiev to evaluate specific programs that the United States may want to help bolster, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.
Their objective is to work with Ukrainians to shape and establish an enduring program for future U.S. efforts to support the Ukrainian military through subject-matter expert teams and long-term advisers, he said.
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This now puts us in direct involvement in a civil war. Another one... Hopey, Changey, and all that.
Let the fab EU countries take care of it.
So now that obama has Iraq in turmoil, he wants to bring down Ukraine. He’s leading the world into absolute destruction.
Within the next few weeks, a group of Defense Department representatives, who specialize in strategy and policy will head to Kiev to evaluate specific programs that the United States may want to help bolster, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman. Their objective is to work with Ukrainians to shape and establish an enduring program for future U.S. efforts to support the Ukrainian military through subject-matter expert teams and long-term advisers, he said."
...at least as much as a know deserter!
Would all those who believe Clown Prince nobama is a foreign policy genius please raise their hands...
May 1961 - President Kennedy sends 400 American Green Beret ‘Special Advisors’ to South Vietnam http://tinyurl.com/2sj4xr
Sounds like Vietnam all over again.
I like THAT! We have all seen THIS movie before.
War with Russia won’t look anything like Vietnam. Not even remotely close.
Yeah, this time it won’t be N Vietnam and a smattering of Chinese we’ll end up fighting...It will be Russia...
Way to go, you dipsh*t.....
Well it’s one two three what are we fighting for
Don’t ask me I don’t give a damn
Next stop is the Maidan.....
Those US advisors had better bring some oil with them. Its going to be getting cooler in the Ukraine soon.
We won the war in Vietnam only to see the politicians lose it. Vietnam was being invaded by the North. Ukraine is being invaded by the Russians.
The Soviets were in North Vietnam flying planes and manning anti-aircraft missile batteries.
This is the kind of provocation that could prompt Russia to sweep into eastern Ukraine and be done with it. Throughout history Russia has been invaded through Ukraine, so having this strategic borderland fall into Western hands would be untenable for Moscow. Today the likelihood of anyone invading Russia appears absurdly remote, but nations do not base their strategic decisions upon current assumptions. Things change, and we are threatening the legitimate strategic defense concerns of Russia. Beneath the recycled Cold War jingoism, one is hard pressed to explain why the United States is entangling itself in a distant civil war.
Obama has a phone and a pen. Putin has pipelines and pro-Russian separatists.
Better rebuild OUR military before you go toe to toe with the Russkies, Barry.
Good post. I don’t think we fully appreciate Russia’s historical experiences and existential worldview. Not defending Putin, just more or less agreeing with you about what Russia considers as “untenable”, from their point of view. Obama and his merry band of clowns have no idea that Russia has a red line, and means it.
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