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Department of Defense Confirms Russian Troops To Train On US Soil

Unprecedented drills cause consternation amongst conservatives.

The Department of Defense has confirmed foreign media reports that Russian troops are set to target terrorists on Americans soil as part of an unprecedented joint drill with the United States which will take place in Colorado next month.

As we reported, Airborne troops from Russia are set to take part in drills focused around targeting terrorists at Fort Carson between May 24 and May 31. The soldiers will also be mingling with the local community, attending a baseball game in Colorado Springs during their stay. Our story was also confirmed by Chinese Xinhua and by Russia Today.

Although it marks the first time Russian troops will train on U.S. soil, soldiers from a plethora of different nations have been involved in similar drills for well over a decade.

“The Russian soldiers are here as invited guests of the U.S. government; this is part of a formal bilateral exchange program between the U.S. and Russia that seeks to develop transparency and promote defense reform,” Cmdr. Wendy L. Snyder, U.S. Defense Press Officer for policy, told The New American in an e-mail. “This is the first time that American and Russian special operations troops have participated in a bilateral exercise.”

“According to Snyder, the exercises — which she said would last about three weeks in all — will serve to train and improve skills related to terror-war fighting. About 20 Russian soldiers will be participating, with most of the training to take place on the Fort Carson, Colorado, Army base and a mountain training area several hours away.”

The presence of foreign troops on U.S. soil has long caused consternation with many on the American right for a number of reasons, both historical and contemporary, stretching right back to when the British called upon German Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

More modern fears revolve around global UN peacekeeping troops being used to quell unrest inside America, an issue touched upon by Henry Kissinger during the 1991 Bilderberg meeting when he stated, “Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful.”

Drills such as FEMA’s 2009 NLE exercise, during which foreign troops worked alongside U.S. authorities, have led to concerns that the federal government would be forced to rely on foreign mercenaries to restore order, confiscate weapons or even incarcerate citizens during a national emergency, because of the likelihood that Americans would refuse to carry out such orders against other Americans.

The Department of Defense’s acknowledgment that the exercises as described in the initial media reports are indeed taking place will hopefully put an end to this confusion and allow focus to return to the question of why Russian troops are training to kill “terrorists” on U.S. soil.


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  • Pro-Justice

    :) There will be a NATO Summit on May 19 – 20, 2012. At this time nobody knows exactly why the drill is being conducted. It’s probably requested by the Russians in order to protect the safety of the Russian gov’t officials. 😀

    😥 The media portrays this drill as a preparation to civil war. That is a lie. A civil war for what?

    :( The media said it’s likely an overthrow of the government. (which government? the U.S. gov’t that is ran by a foreign country?)

    The article said: “…the Russian General Staff of actions to be taken in the case of sudden civil war where “outside forces” would be called upon to protect the government from overthrow by internal forces or armed rebellion by the military.”

    A political play is written daily by the media outlets. The media’s often predicting some event(s) as scheduled to happen, and they guide you into blaming someone else. Nobody knows what’s going on and by the time people do, it’s often too late.

    Their news is filled with twisted facts or missing facts in order to fit their scheme or their agenda.

    These types of articles and liberal comments bring negative images of Russia around the world and only serve to terrify the conservatives in the US. This also drives a wedge between Russia and the United States. :(

    • Watching the World

      You only have to sit back and watch the World, countries making certain moves in the last 4 months to know something is not right in the world! Countries are moving into position for something…

      More astonishing have been made in 4 months than in previous years.

    • Len

      Tyrannical Russian regime is infiltrating US by illegal Obama-Regime?
      Pro-Justice, you are probably for “social” justice. You either a plant or just ignorant.
      I know Russia, I leved there for 35 years, they hate US and free world. They determine to export their totalitarianism through anti-American Regime that “dumb masses” put to power.

  • Jim

    This is pure fear mongering. It disappoints me that people will read this and base political judgments off of it.

    The article keeps emphasizing that “Russians are training to kill “terrorists” on U.S. soil.” This is extremely misleading. It makes it sound like the Russians are training to kill “terrorists” who live inside of America. Rather, they are training inside of America to kill “terrorists” wherever.

    I cannot emphasize how purely of fear-mongering this article, and other articles on this website, are. Please do not base judgments off of these horribly narrow-minded and politcally-driven and fear-mongering articles.

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