Monday, August 29, 2016

3rd ID training Ukrainians.

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division train Ukrainians on how to maintain the fundamentals of marksmanship while using individual movement techniques during battle buddy movement live--fire training, August 16, 2016. The Mustangs showed Ukrainians how to move under direct fire using the correct individual tactical fire and movement techniques. Soldiers of 6--8 Cav are here training Ukrainian Soldiers in support of the Joint Multinational Training Group--Ukraine. The training is part of the ongoing efforts to contribute to Ukraine's long term military reform and professionalism and to help improve Ukraine's internal defense capabilities and training capacity. (U.S.Army photo by Spc. John Onuoha)

This is troubling on a number of levels.  First I don't know why we're sending troops to train Ukrainians.  Its not about training, its about the will to fight.  Either they have it or they don't.  The second is they need to get their procurement house in order.  They're building gear for sale to any Tom, Dick or Harry on the planet but they need us to send them equipment?  If this is a real war then they need to get on a war footing.  Next is what about the AZOV (?) Brigade?  I don't like the idea of US forces being allied with FREAKING NEO-NAZIS!

And last.  Who is that female, why is she there and what is going on?  Do the Ukrainians take the camp follower concept to its classic limit?

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