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U.S. preparing for military operations in South Sudan
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:08:39 AM »

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is preparing for operations in South Sudan.

[See also:
◾U.S. sanctions both South Sudan and Sudan-backed rebels
◾Sudan supplying fighters against South Sudan in arms for oil deal with Iran, China ]

The Pentagon said the services by AAR Airlift Group would enable the Army to operate in South Sudan and neighboring states.

“Funds will be obligated on individual task orders and are operations and maintenance, Army funds,” the Pentagon said.

In a statement on May 16, the Pentagon said AAR would also provide services for Uganda, Central Africa Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The statement said AAR, based in Palm Bay, Fla., would work for the U.S. Transportation Command in a contract expected to be completed in April 2015.

Officials said the U.S. military has been ordered to prepare for
 rapid-response missions in South Sudan and central Africa amid civil war in
 Juba. They said U.S. helicopters helped transport American embassy staffers
 out of Juba during the height of the civil war in early 2014.

AAR has been providing expeditionary aviation services for the U.S.
 military around the Middle East. The company cited operations in Iraq,
 Jordan and Kuwait.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 07:09:37 AM by rangerrebew »
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Re: U.S. preparing for military operations in South Sudan
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 07:35:34 AM »

Yeah....that's the ticket.   Show our muscle by taking on foes that still fight with light weapons, in order to show how 'tough' we are.

Wake me up when we send troops to the Polish border and re-instate the missile shield.
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Re: U.S. preparing for military operations in South Sudan
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 07:47:55 AM »
So let me get this straight. Assad butchers his people in a VERY strategic piece of real estate, we draw a red line. Putin annexes the Ukraine, we do jack. But we send troops to Sudan??? WTF!  :pondering:
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Re: U.S. preparing for military operations in South Sudan
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 07:54:37 AM »
Obama has apparently found his Granada.  It was right there next to his testicles.
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Re: U.S. preparing for military operations in South Sudan
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 07:55:31 AM »
So? They've been doing it since at least January. Provided air lift capability to both the French and Burundi forces in Central African Republic. Let the ground forces stay on mission for longer.
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