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US Military Dusts Off Decades-Old 'Readiness' Plans for Russia
Yahoo News/ABC ^ | 7-25-2014 | Lee Ferran

Posted on 07/25/2014 6:33:20 PM PDT by tcrlaf

As American officials fire off diplomatic salvos at Russia in response to that nation’s purported actual artillery salvos into Ukraine, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently that among other actions, the U.S. military is dusting off decades-old plans, just in case.

“We’re looking inside our own readiness models to look at things that we haven’t had to look at for 20 years, frankly, about basing and lines of communication and sea lanes,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, America’s top military officer, said at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday evening. “What the military does when faced with these crises is – our job is preparedness, deterrence and readiness.”

In addition to its own plans, Dempsey said the U.S. military is having “conversations with our NATO allies about increasing their capability and readiness” and that there’s a “very active” ongoing process and debate about how best to provide support to Ukraine.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: coldwar; comradeobama; flexibility; kgbputin; reset; russia
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Mitt Romney: “Russia is, without question, our No. 1 geopolitical foe."

Barack Obama: The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years"

Remember how, after the debate, the TV told the Low-Info's how CRAZY an idea that was, and the Romney would start a war with Russia?

How The Daily Show, The View, The Late-Night Comics all joked about how CRAZY Romney was??

How could people have been so damn stupid?

1 posted on 07/25/2014 6:33:20 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Disinformation: All branches and the Pentagon constantly update plans against any potential foe, even allies. I’ve worked on such plans, it’s always ongoing.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 6:35:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: tcrlaf
Time to get the M1A1 tanks out of mothballs and get them back to all out bases in Germany.

Oh, wait. We shut all those bases down, didn't we? </sarc>

3 posted on 07/25/2014 6:35:57 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: tcrlaf

Meanwhile, Obama has bent over backwards to appease KGB Putin on such things as missile defense, nukes, and US military reduction.


4 posted on 07/25/2014 6:37:56 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: tcrlaf

I will still never understand how this putz got elected...especially a 2nd term. And why in the ever loving &^*( is a top general even talking about “dusting off” 20 year plans. Just SCREAMS unpreparedness. Just SHUT UP and get the job done, for crying out loud. Rant off momentarily....


5 posted on 07/25/2014 6:38:01 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sure hope so...that even in today’s times, SOMEONE’s eye is on the ball.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 6:39:44 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: ETL 2

Meanwhile, Obama has bent over backwards to appease KGB Putin on such things as missile defense, nukes, and US military reduction.


Putin (KGB) has the goods on Obama and Obama knows it.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 6:41:01 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Obama’s a very willing ‘sucker’.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 6:43:36 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would certainly hope so. Should keep up on China also.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 6:43:38 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care)
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To: tcrlaf
Our allies have cut obama out of the intelligence loop. Is time for our Military to do the same and give obama no information that will go straight to the moslem brotherhood. Know this applies to russia but remember U.S. Military obama is more flexible with russia in this the current. I know our U.S. Military is not stupid so cut out the obama lapdogs too inside the Pentagon. Do it for this nation's survival.
10 posted on 07/25/2014 6:44:11 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are trying to whip up a frenzy over Ukraine so we won’t be watching the things they are doing to the country.


11 posted on 07/25/2014 6:44:41 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dead on 2nd! Disinformation.
12 posted on 07/25/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

13 posted on 07/25/2014 6:46:53 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: dforest

We’re in no shape for a fight with Russia and under Obama we may as well hand out cyanide capsules to our soldiers because they seem to be the ones Obama wants killed.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 6:47:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was about to say the same thing. Been there, Done that!


15 posted on 07/25/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: cripplecreek

One thing is certain anybody wanting a fight with russia does not understand what a real war is.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 6:50:19 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Unless EVERYTHING has changed since I was there they have a bunch of people working on Communist China all the time.


17 posted on 07/25/2014 6:50:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: tcrlaf

NATO must prepare for war with the inhuman genocidal Russian terrorist regime.


18 posted on 07/25/2014 6:55:53 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: tcrlaf
“We’re looking inside our own readiness models to look at things that we haven’t had to look at for 20 years, frankly.

The CPUSA must be ANNIHILATED.

By all means necessary.

19 posted on 07/25/2014 6:56:19 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: tcrlaf

Our immediate problems are the Prayer rugs and Pashtun-to-english phrase books among the Mexican border trash, and the takeover of the Middle East by Al Qaeda. Frankly, Zippy scares me a lot more than Putin does.


20 posted on 07/25/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: no-to-illegals

Nobody sane wants war, but unfortunately, it is inevitable because of the acts of the rabid insane psychopath KGB Putin.


21 posted on 07/25/2014 6:58:48 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: BerryDingle
Frankly, Zippy scares me a lot more than Putin does.

Zippy is the greater immediate threat.
22 posted on 07/25/2014 7:02:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ETL 2

That he is. Since homosexuality is so hyped these days, why hasn’t he “come out” or been “outed”?

Joan Rivers called him gay and Michelle a transvestite. LOL


23 posted on 07/25/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
NATO must prepare for war with the inhuman genocidal Russian terrorist regime.

...or you could start wearing your adult diapers.

24 posted on 07/25/2014 7:06:13 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Gamecock

Don’t fret, our small honkeytonk towns have big scary trucks to protect us.


25 posted on 07/25/2014 7:06:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
My full agreement insanity reigns supreme on this planet. putin is trouble in the same vain as our zer0. The two of them must have been separated at birth for all the trouble they have caused. My full agreement; Only the insane want war; Regrettably and perhaps it is true that both putin and our zer0 are insane. Both putin and obama appear to riding the same bicycle. Is difficult to tell which is for life allowing life to exist in peace. Both appear to prefer death for their peoples. putin robs his people blind and zer0 wanting to imitate putin has gathered his lot with full conflict, as has putin, to destroy in the same vain as putin. So the time will come, I agree, but is presently the time to wait and watch and not fire the first shot(s). Trusting either putin or obama to not fire the first shot(s) though is not a tree that will bare fruit for both have blood on their hands. putin’s hands are blood red. obama’s hands are also.
26 posted on 07/25/2014 7:10:58 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cripplecreek

Earlier there was an actual AP article about how Russia says there are too many calories in McDonalds food.
LMBO!

I figure that might be the only way to turn the Kardashian crowd into spitting anger at Russia.


27 posted on 07/25/2014 7:14:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: cripplecreek

Just this past year, CSA Gen Odierno testified before congress that the Army is having difficulty deploying a single combat brigade to full readiness (personnel/training/equipment). The 70s military of Carter is going to look like a juggernaut compared to what Obama is doing to it now.


28 posted on 07/25/2014 7:17:22 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read ‘even aliens’


29 posted on 07/25/2014 7:18:02 PM PDT by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: eclectic

No, but that’s sort of true, also. They have plans for that.


30 posted on 07/25/2014 7:19:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: mac_truck

Oh snap!


31 posted on 07/25/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: TADSLOS

Not to mention the demoralizing effects Obama has had. Marines left rotting in Mexican jails while deserters run free. Jihadi GIs shoot their fellow soldiers only to be told it’s workplace violence. The homosexualization of our military....


32 posted on 07/25/2014 7:21:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
If, and I am saying if, a leader that loves this nation and our Military emerges and becomes our next President not somebody that has no ID but someone that cares about being a true CIC, our Boys and Girls will rally. That is why I too have worries regarding the years till obama is gone. What you say is true but each one of our Boys and Girls volunteered. They each are millions of times more everything than obama could ever be. obama is not fit to shine their boots. I'll leave my trust and pray for the safety and victory for our Boys and Girls. They have never let America down ever before. Don't think they volunteered to let America down in this our present. My opinion Creek.
33 posted on 07/25/2014 7:30:46 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cripplecreek
Our own government doesn't adequately supply our troops deployed in combat. Private charities such as TroopsDirect are attempting to fill the gap. This is how bad it has become.

TroopsDirect

34 posted on 07/25/2014 7:33:11 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: no-to-illegals

All the pride in the world isn’t worth a hill of beans if we send our troops to fight a war that isn’t ours and they can’t win. Even our military leadership is questionable these days at best.


35 posted on 07/25/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: tcrlaf

Monkey with Grenade Alert!


36 posted on 07/25/2014 7:41:30 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s good to think that they are not really studying antique plans. But I prefer to learn that they are Fixing rather than Promoting the illegal alien problem. O well.


37 posted on 07/25/2014 7:44:21 PM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: cripplecreek

I fully understand your point Creek and I am prideful of the Men and Women that volunteered to serve. Everything you typed is true. And I will agree that only a person of zer0 character would send our Men and Women to their deaths in an unwinnable war. This is why I pray our Pentagon will sever ties with obama just as our allies have done regarding intelligence. zer0 is a dangerous adversary and am certain our Military understands this fact even though our Military leadership is questionable at best, these days.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 7:47:16 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cripplecreek; BerryDingle

I concur. Zippy is the bigger threat.


39 posted on 07/25/2014 7:47:17 PM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: tcrlaf

Hey, U.S. military: How about a plan to protect our borders from invasion?


40 posted on 07/25/2014 7:47:41 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: apocalypto

There is currently an ongoing or about to occur (not certain which ongoing or about to occur) National Sheriff’s Conference that may call for militarization of our border. Maybe, though yet to be seen in resolution form.


41 posted on 07/25/2014 7:52:15 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

We are in need of some serious housecleaning at all levels of government.

We have some spectacular soldiers but I fear that they are no longer allowed to become spectacular leaders. Instead they’re being driven out of the military at an alarming rate.

I kinda feel like Norman Schwarzkopf was the last true military leader of my lifetime and even he was heavily restricted.


42 posted on 07/25/2014 7:55:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Again you are on target ... Read somewhere here today a large number of Captains are being released again. There is a purge going on, no doubt, but I take comfort in knowing these people released aren’t dead. obama wasn’t able to kill them and of this opinion these people that are being purged are still here. Bet that scares those wanting to murder this nation just enough to make them think twice in spite of the promises from our zer0 to come on in and take America down. If I was on the outside looking in I’d be afraid of what could happen if I believed zer0. zer0 has turned tail and ran every time someone stood up to him. Somewhere there is someone that will stand up to zer0 even if it has to be God himself. I believe Creek, I believe.


43 posted on 07/25/2014 8:01:45 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is the disinformation?

You think they aren’t dusting off the old plans and joining all the other NATO nations, and non NATO nations like Sweden and Finland who are doing the same?

I don’t think your statement applied to this news.


44 posted on 07/25/2014 8:14:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: no-to-illegals; cripplecreek

So we thought that we defeated Russia, but in reality we are so weak compared to Russia that they just dictate terms to NATO?

Since when did this Russia become so all powerful that our 28 member alliance dare not interfere with their plan for conquest?


45 posted on 07/25/2014 8:18:07 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: ansel12

I don’t want to fight in Ukraine. Do you?


46 posted on 07/25/2014 8:25:06 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ansel12
"I don’t think..."

Indeed.

47 posted on 07/25/2014 8:29:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Gamecock
Time to get the M1A1 tanks out of mothballs and get them back to all out bases in Germany.

Oh, wait. We shut all those bases down, didn't we?

Maybe the Germans could fill up all those old bases with fresh troops and brand-new Leopard 2A5 tanks.

Oh, wait. That might require them to cut spending to some of their many social welfare programs.

48 posted on 07/25/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, a personal attack? For what?

Your statement does not apply to this news. This is not a routine scheduled contingency plan to be filed away, they are looking into the files because of our current situation.

Where is the disinformation? This is a reaction, not a routine contingency plan, scheduling coincidence.


49 posted on 07/25/2014 8:33:37 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: no-to-illegals

I signed up to fight Russia a couple of times, but if we don’t deal with Russian aggression and nip it in the bud, then we will be facing our old enemy again, and in time they will be a real threat, again.


50 posted on 07/25/2014 8:35:29 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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