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Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine.
The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say. The U.S. military uses MILES for tactical force-on-force training because it has a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat.
When i read stuff like this , i can't help but to wonder if it's all this is just,a BIG GAME..
Wow. MILES gear is considered military equipment now? It's a more sophisticated laser tag setup.
Nothing new here. We gave Sadam Hussein weapons and nerve gas and who knows what else. Then 15 years later we had him hung. I'll never forget the photo op with Rumsfeld shaking Hussein's hand back in the '80's. It was classic.
As they say, "Politics makes strange bedfellows". We just do what's in our own interests at the time. Nations aren't friends, they just tolerate each other to satisfy their own agenda.