Skip to comments.U.S. plans to train, arm Ukraine National Guard in 2015
Posted on 08/01/2014 5:32:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf
The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its response to Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.
"The Defense Department and State Department have notified Congress of our intent to use $19 million in global security contingency fund authority to train and equip four companies and one tactical headquarters of the Ukrainian national guard as part of their efforts to build their capacity for internal defense," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters.
The training, which requires congressional approval, would occur at a location within Ukraine that hosts multilateral exercises, Kirby said. The trainers would be provided by U.S. Army Europe and by the California National Guard, he added
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Clear act of war against Russia. What happens when the Rooskiis start killing our “trainers” and advisors?”
Whatever drugs the people who come up with this admin’s “project list” are on....don’t use them!
What a stupid, bonehead idea.
OTOH, I have to be somewhat thankful every time this admin works overseas. It means, for a day or two, he cannot screw up this country any more than he already has.
Shouldn’t we spend our money for training and arming border patrol agents on the US borders instead?
Clearly, and engaged from the sovereign territory of Ukraine. /s
I don’t see how Putin would allow this.
Obmamma is an idiot...He want to appear strong for his stinking legacy while the US is broke, lawless and totally divided.
Like all these other D.C. schemes and corrupt adventures, this will not end well, bet the rent.
If Obama’s border patrol training works for the Ukrainians as it has worked for us on the southwestern border, the Russians and their children will be pouring across the border in droves.
So then patrolling our southwestern border is a what -- an act of war against Mexico???
Do you have a problem with a nation patrolling its borders — or just a problem with Ukraine patrolling its border with Russia???
That's an interesting combination.
You have to ask?
Why would we support insurgents that overthrew a fairly elected government ? ( oops we did that in Egypt too!!! SHHHH)
Somebody had to — and unfortunately I drew the short straw.
And now, a popular revolution is being equated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Figures.
American patriots are going to help Ukrainian patriots kill savage stupid Russian thugs. Those who support our Russian enemies are traitors to the USA and they should leave the USA and go to Russia where they belong.
I don't, but since ya brought it up, why does your own government refuse to do this? Why do they aid and abet the criminals instead?
For decades Americans have begged, protested, voted, petitioned, volunteered and demanded relief from this epic violent invasion...Of course we were just lied to, hoodwinked, and betrayed year after year.
You guys and your insane hatred is quite hilarious.
So, we are supposed to just forget EVERYTHING Obama has done, the enemies of America he has helped, and all of the lies he has told, and blindly follow him on this ONE subject, and this ONE subject alone, despite everything in evidence???
I want some of YOUR drugs, dude!!
(PS-Nice try at the “Wrapping—in-the-flag Ad Hominem BS)
That’s pretty slick, accusing someone who doesn’t exhibit the same amount of manlove for Vladi that you do of ignoring what Obama has done.
We have too many in this country who want a fluid open border unfortunately.
The Ukraine probably had the same thing with Russia for years and now look at what they have — the immigrant nation rising up to take away the eastern provinces
Arizona and south Texas and southern California — wake up and see your future.
Off to fight another country's wars again?
Who's going to pay for this? The U.S. money printing machines are smoking and burning through the floors.
What happens when American bodies are being boxed up again and shipped home? Should we bomb Moscow? Declare Russia a no fly zone? Send more troops?
I have no idea what all the meant.
Yet another of the willful ignorance crowd chimes in. Not surprising. Have you volunteered for the duty, yet?
No, I don’t speak Russian [hint]. Pick your side and go.
I guess that would include the US Government. The same one's now suggesting we send troops to protect the borders of other countries. No?
I did pick a side. AMERICA’S...
And that doesn’t happen to be the same as Obama, Ukraine, OR Russia. But you act like you don’t know that. YOUR purpose is quite clear, to troll and silence any opposition to the Official Kiev propaganda.
Now, do you have anything to add about the CONTENTS OF THE ARTICLE? Or are you just trolling again?
I wonder how many of these folks supporting sending troops to other countries to protect their borders, are actually military veterans or are aware of what is happening right here, right now?
This irony here is stupifing....My made up word...lol
If you check the posting histories, you’ll find they only have one purpose, especially the recently born-on ID’s.
Astro-turfing is alive and well on FR, it seems.
So sorry, I’ll be silent, and wait for your unsourced tweets from RT. Comrade.
I wonder how many of our alleged vets on this internet forum are simply wannabe pantywaists?
Sorry I don’t share your deep concern and support for sending US troops to protect the borders of other countries.
My concern right now is for the U.S., it’s escalating corrupt controlling government, it’s reckless country killing spending habits, our borders, our safety, our security and our economy right here.
And I fondly remember when the U.S. could walk and chew gum at the same time.
I support the American soldiers who are loyal to the USA and are going to help our Ukrainian allies fight our Russian enemies. That’s not insane and it’s not hatred. Your adoration and love for our enemies is insane and your hatred for American soldiers is revolting.
Leave the USA. Go to Russia where you belong.
Your description or war and death and sending US troops to protect the borders of other countries, is quite interesting.
Blah, blah, blah...
Same Bovine excrement, different day. You just love name-calling, and pigeon-holing.
Yet, I can’t help but notice that YOU aren’t volunteering to go fight for the coup, that you support. Now why is that, do you imagine?
Don’t know what you mean by that, and I don’t think you know, either . . . but this conversation reminds me of Ronald Reagan.
I notice YOU are not volunteering to fight for the Russian scum you support. You love the genocidal Putin dictatorship but you sure don’t want to live there.
Did you even bother to read the article.
It says the US is going to "to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year" -- not send troops to protect their borders.
You do know that there is a difference or maybe you don't???
Well sure...Sending our military into a war zone to train and arm other people is perfectly safe and trouble free...Walk in the park no doubt.
BTW, the Obama administration appreciates your support Chip!
Only the eastern two provinces is a war zone —
You never can seem to get it right.
BTW Vlad and the comrades at the Kremlin send their regards and welcome you to the Borschdt Brigade at FR.
Like I told ya, what could go wrong when we send our troops to train and arm foreign troops in foreign lands, in other foreign countries who happen to be at war? It's perfectly safe and nothing could possibly escalate and tumble down range out of control.
Isn't that correct Mr. right?
Sorry I dont share your deep concern and support for sending US troops to assist and protect the borders of other countries. That’s what this is really about no?
My concern right now is for the U.S., its escalating corrupt controlling government, its reckless country killing spending habits, our borders, our safety, our security and our economy right here.
Will you be joining the military to serve this administrations latest foreign policy endeavor Chip?
I’m not sure about the Borscht Brigade thing. Paultard, maybe.
I guess that would include the US Government right Chip?
The same government which is now suggesting we send troops to assist and protect the borders of other countries.
He is a Paultard but notice how he falls right in line with the Borschdt Brigade.
Been hitting the sauce a little heavy or is that the weed —
I see, boy rude calls names and you suggest I’m drunk...
You guys make a lousy tag team...