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Friday, January 13, 2017

U.S. Army Conducts Airborne Insertion Training Right Next to Russia [VIDEO]

173rd Soldiers in Latvia. Photo by Sgt. Lauren Harrah.
Soldiers from the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted airborne insertion training in Latvia as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve according to a U.S. Army video released on Jan. 11. This training by the Army rapid response force for Europe on the borders of Russia shows how quickly tensions between the U.S. and Russia are escalating during the final days of President Obama’s final term.

The caption for the video from the 24th Press Camp Headquarters noted that “[p]aratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade” took part in the training, and that the 173rd Airborne Brigade “is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, and is capable of projecting forces to conduct a full range of military operations across the United States European, Central and Africa Command areas of responsibility within 18 hours.”

The Obama regime’s decision to conduct this training in one of the Baltic states is very significant. Army Contingency Response Force units are designed to act as rapid response forces in emergency situations—including combat operations situations. With the Baltic states always being leery of Russian intentions towards them, and with the continued anger between the U.S. and Russia over the 2016 presidential election, this training right next to Russia surely sends a hostile signal to the Russian government.

President-elect Donald Trump will inherit ever-growing tensions between the two nations when he takes office in the next few days.

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