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Offline Cincinnatus

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These are 2 separate stories but they are related by geographical closeness and location.

The US military has expanded its presence in Jordan to 1,000 troops, officials said Friday, in a show of force amid a raging civil war in neighboring Syria.

"The total comes to about 1,000," up from about 250 personnel that have been in place for months, a US defense official told AFP on condition of anonymity.


http://www.france24.com/en/20130622-us-military-presence-jordan-expands-1000-troops

(KCEN) -- A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post.

They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel.

Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training.

Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago."

PFC Perez Alexander says, "We want to be as professional as possible... Know what we're doing."

They wrap up training today before preparing to ship out in the near future.


http://www.kcentv.com/story/22647545/riot-control-training [video]

Anybody care to make a guess as to just what our President is up to? Personally I do not like the possibilities for our involvement in the ME these deployments create, don't like it at all.
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Re: More US troops to Jordan, also troops to Egypt for riot control
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 11:19:25 PM »
The Middle East, it would seem, is about to become the next Vietnam.

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Re: More US troops to Jordan, also troops to Egypt for riot control
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 11:24:37 PM »
The Middle East, it would seem, is about to become the next Vietnam.

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Re: More US troops to Jordan, also troops to Egypt for riot control
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 11:25:35 PM »
Thanks to a DEMOCRAT (again)

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