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Chief_KO
12-21-2013, 04:11 AM
The Nobel Prize winner is now sending ground forces to South Sudan...along with $101M

imnohero
12-21-2013, 04:30 AM
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20131220/DEFREG02/312200016/US-Army-Sends-Troops-South-Sudan-Gear-African-Union

"...the Obama administration informed Congress Thursday evening that it deployed [45] soldiers from the US Army’s East Africa Response Force to the capital of Juba to help evacuate American citizens and ensure the safety of embassy personnel there."

And the $101M, is for equipment and transporation for the UN, French and African Peacekeeping actions in sub-saharan Africa.

Gonzo432
12-21-2013, 08:39 PM
I clicked the link: the pic has a guy with an M4 in one hand and an 870 Remington 12 gauge in the other. Scroll to the bottom and I see and three Indian peacekeepers were killed earlier this week when a UN compound was overrun by a group of armed men. We're sending 45 guys?

Warm and fuzzy I am not.

Gonzo432
12-22-2013, 12:50 AM
And so it begins...

US aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2959377803001/us-aircraft-hit-by-gunfire-in-south-sudan/

Juggs
12-26-2013, 02:56 PM
I clicked the link: the pic has a guy with an M4 in one hand and an 870 Remington 12 gauge in the other. Scroll to the bottom and I see and three Indian peacekeepers were killed earlier this week when a UN compound was overrun by a group of armed men. We're sending 45 guys?

Warm and fuzzy I am not.

Depends on the 45 guys.

Gonzo432
12-27-2013, 12:06 PM
Depends on the 45 guys.

Excellent point.

Juggs
12-27-2013, 08:44 PM
Excellent point.

Yea I mean you put 45 joes or Marines there it wont accomplish much. You put 2 ODAs and some support people you might be able to accomplish more, but i dont know.

Gonzo432
12-27-2013, 09:12 PM
Yea I mean you put 45 joes or Marines there it wont accomplish much. You put 2 ODAs and some support people you might be able to accomplish more, but i dont know.

You mean like turn a thousand or so untrained locals into a well-armed, cohesive combat force?

Juggs
12-27-2013, 09:25 PM
You mean like turn a thousand or so untrained locals into a well-armed, cohesive combat force?

Exactly. It works. Its what theyre supposed to do based off of their doctrine instead of the DA stuff theyve ben doing.

Gonzo432
12-27-2013, 09:31 PM
Exactly. It works. Its what theyre supposed to do based off of their doctrine instead of the DA stuff theyve ben doing.
Just ask the North Vietnamese.

Juggs
12-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Just ask the North Vietnamese.

Yea, that one didnt quite work out as planned. Oh well, not my fight anymore.