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Fiasco marks start of Defender-Europe 20 in Poland

Hardly had the first U.S. column arrived in Poland on February 28 than a new scandal over Poland’s preparation for Defender-Europe 20 broke out. U.S. Army Europe’s top military officers show lack of restraint and burst with outrage making nasty comments about their Polish counterparts.

“Taking into account perfect organization for the exercise that we saw in Germany we did not expect to encounter numerous problems here in Poland. The situation is just fatal. The rest points were not equipped properly and our soldiers had to virtually sleep on the ground after the long march. There are also complaints of poor provisioning from our soldiers which is more of a puppy chow, they say,” U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard assessed.

U.S. Army Europe’s Chief of Staff German Brig. Gen. Hartmut Renk also made some remarks: “I can say for sure that 12th mechanized brigade commander Brig. Gen. Dudczak failed to organize either technical or logistics support. Chaos and disorder are all around. Materiel and inventory supplies do not meet the needs of U.S. soldiers. Maintenance support sites are not equipped. There’s not enough fuel at fuel storage depots. It’s ridiculous that we have to bring our own gasoline and gas oil from Germany.”

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Diana
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Diana

Poor babies! Nobody asked the US soldiers to sign up to fight illegal wars all round the globe so if life seems a little tough in Poland I won’t be the one to cry.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

Soldiers of all nations around the world should undress down to their underwear and refuse to serve.

BobValdez
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BobValdez

Typical us clusterfuck. Wait until the REAL war starts, then watch the shit hit the fan.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Do you remember the videos of Russian military jets, that could take off, from wherever needed, with or without a Western style runway?

How they compared Russian air force training, to US, whilst stating the US needs to send a team in, days prior to arrival, to build a professional, all singing, all dancing runway for the Princess Pilots to take off from.

Guess that is why the Russian defence budget is $47 billion and decreasing and the US Defence budget is $750 billion and increasing.

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

And don’t forget the fast food supplies and pop machines. US military personnel can’t operate without coffee, doughnuts and coke.

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Russian footage of US base in Syria after the US had rapidly abandoned it when Trump removed thousands of troops from Syria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5dyWr7NAhY

The gross and wasteful state of the base must have embarrassed the US military because they destroyed the second base they abandoned.

rmarbertin8
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rmarbertin8

That video sounds interesting. Got a link?

nod
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K Smith
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K Smith

This is an example of the US military using their logistical capabilities to the full. Who else can move in and build an airport in a few days? In the meantime the US can use their aircraft carriers to provide air support and the 82nd Airborne can be anywhere in the world in 48 hours. Russia wishes they could pull that off.

Olivia Kroth
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The Russians can do that.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Poor loves. Did they not realise that Poland is the largest debtor nation in the EU and although they spend the minimum 2% GDP, for their NATO contract, there GDP is minimal.

Remember the Russian exercise, with over 300,000 serving military personnel, just before the mega NATO exercise.? The NATO exercise, with 30,000 serving military personnel. Where many were arrested before the exercise began and Norway got a frigate written off?

What are they hoping to achieve, besides antagonising Russia and making a grab for Khaliningrad, with this one?

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

A US soldier in South Korea has tested positive for the coronavirus. Panic stations! He is one of 25,000 troops stationed there and he could have infected others who in turn will infect others. “Historically, infectious diseases radically impact military forces and can result in suspension or cancellation of military operations”, four experts wrote in the medical journal Clinical Infectious Diseases in 2007. Wouldn’t it be amusing to watch the Defender-Europe 20 operation turn into a giant Petri dish with the US military battling disease instead of antagonisng Russia? I for one would like to see the coronavirus “radically impact”… Read more »

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Mother nature so lives irony and never under estimate her sense if humour. Polish bridges, with dodgy foundations and support columns with good old Coronovirus thrown in? What could possibly go wrong?

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

The “ugly” American for ever…

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Ugly is a good word for them. Apart from the usual meaning of “very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance”, it also means “likely to cause trouble” (which includes ugly weather, ugly sea, ugly behaviour, etc.):

disagreeable; unpleasant; objectionable
morally revolting
threatening trouble or danger
mean; hostile; quarrelsome
ugly behaviour – ugly mood; ugly frame of mind; ugly tricks; ugly crimes, etc.

It fits.

ManintheMoon
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ManintheMoon

The obvious solution is for the Poles to ask the Americans, the Germans, Brits and the rest to go home. Russia is not going to invade them, as they know perfectly well. The main threat to their borders will be the EU trying to force them to take hordes of migrants from the US war zones in Africa and the Middle East. Eventually they’ll realize Russia is less of a threat to their way of life than their new ever-so-woke partners.

Fuckyou
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Fuckyou

Fuckin russian liers

Mark_Pugner
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Mark_Pugner

Imagine the inhumanity, soldiers having to sleep on the ground during maneuvers. And after a march? So ridding a couple hundred miles in a Humvee is now called a march? And the utter inconvenience of having to bring your own fuel supply along, nothing like war when yea you have to bring your fuel supply along as the magic fuel fairy vanishes once the bullets start flying. Not mentioned are the usual problems that occur these days during large scale maneuvers, US troops fighting with each other, with the locals, and troops of other countries, public drunkenness, lewd behavior, assaults… Read more »

William H Warrick III MD
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William H Warrick III MD

Boo-hoo hoo, its so sad, GIs have to sleep on cold, hard ground in their Thermal Sleeping Bags and not in 4-Star Hotels that have full Breakfast in the morning.

Olivia Kroth
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The US soldiers are the laughing-stock of the world.

K Smith
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K Smith

The US military is the best in the world by far when it comes to logistics and no country can measure up to our standards. It must have been pretty bad to generate that level of criticism. Food and gas are pretty minimal expectations when it comes to war. If you can’t pull that off you just can’t be trusted as an ally. The US leadership are justified in questioning Poland’s level of commitment if they fail to keep up minimal standards in peace time. US soldiers will be expected to defend Poland and they need to know they can… Read more »

kek
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kek

What “allies” are you speaking about? The ones that quite literally sold Poland to russkies in Yalta?

Tsigantes
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Tsigantes

European armies have much to worry about too with this level of preciousness.

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