30 April 2012

Red Dawn? Or Training Exercise?

Russian troops parachuting into Colorado?!

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 Airborne Forces spokesperson 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.
“According to the exercise scenario, soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including reconnaissance of an imaginary terrorists' camp and a raid,” Colonel Kucherenko revealed.
The drills will take place between May 24 and 31. But it’s not all work: on May 27, the Russian paratroopers will get a chance to unwind at a baseball game in Colorado Springs.

By: Brant


Wargamer said...

"I'd have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids."

Anonymous said...

American soldiers should stay in the USA and Russian soldiers should stay in Russia.


Brian said...

The WingNutDaily, tinfoil-hat brigade will have a lot of fun with this one!

Thanks for digging up the old poster!

A year or two ago they released a special edition of Red Dawn with an optional "Carnage Meter": every time someone gets killed in the movie, a little counter in the corner of the screen ratchets up. With 135 (IIRC) screen deaths, this is one of the most violent movies ever made.