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)
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