Russian Troops on American Soil For Anti Terrorism Training
By Shepard Ambellas
April 26, 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.”