Russian Troops on American Soil For Anti-Terrorism Training
By Shepard Ambellas
April 25, 2012
April 25, 2012
Like a scene out of the movie Red Dawn, Russian paratroopers will be training on U.S. soil for the next month or so.
This comes in wake of recent sightings of military equipment, troops, and more.
The drills are to be conducted in Colorado and revolve around terrorist camp raids and martial law type scenarios.
A Business Insider excerpt reads;
Russian paratroopers will meet up with American forces next month for an unprecedented military exercise in Colorado, according to RT News.
It’s the first time Russian service members will be invited into the United States for a joint drill.
A Russian airborne task force will “exercise with U.S. special service weapons,” an announcement by Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Col. Aleksandr Kucherenko revealed.
The official purpose of the joint training is to practice airborne tactics and anti-terror operations, such as dropping into a hostile area and conducting a “terrorist camp raid.”
“Soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including reconnaissance of an imaginary terrorists’ camp and a raid,” said Kucherenko.
It’s worth noting the Russians will have access to U.S. military weapons training at the Army’s Fort Carson — “Home of America’s Best” — ahead of the scheduled May 24-31 drills. They’ll also be trained to understand and operate hardware used by U.S. forces in airborne missions including “parachuting, operation planning, reconnaissance, assault operations and evacuations by helicopter.”
This announcement comes at a time when Russia actually has troops working in cooperation with China.
An RT excerpt reads;
For the first time in history, Russian and American airborne forces will hold joint drills in the US. The anti-terror exercises scheduled for May 2012 will get off to a flying start with a tactical landing operation and “terrorist” camp raid.
“This is the first time such an event is being held,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Aleksandr Kucherenko stressed, announcing the plan. “The Russian airborne will contribute a special task group that will exercise with US special service weapons.”
The drills were arranged by the Russian Airborne Command and a US military delegation in Moscow last December.
Russian soldiers will receive preparatory training in Colorado’s Fort Carson with the US weaponry and equipment they are to use during the operation. The drills include parachuting, operation planning, reconnaissance, assault operations and evacuations by helicopter.