"Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training. Now please step this way, as we provide you with our final test: an eye exam..."
Men in Black (1997)
(Editor - Considering our track record (see below) if the Ukrainians were smart they would run from U.S. army training.)
WARSAW, Poland — The U.S. military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top U.S. military commander in Europe said Wednesday.
U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said a battalion of U.S. soldiers would train three battalions of Ukrainians from the Interior Ministry at the Yavariv training center in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
Hodges' remarks came amid an intensification of fighting in eastern Ukraine, and as French, German, Ukrainian and Russian leaders met Wednesday in Minsk, Belarus, for peace talks whose success is far from certain.
The plans for the training were made many months ago, however.
Hodges said Americans will teach the Ukrainians how to better defend themselves against "Russian and rebel artillery and rockets." Training will also include securing roads, bridges and other infrastructure, treating and evacuating casualties, and operating in an environment where Russians are jamming communications.
Hodges accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of arming and fomenting the pro-Russia separatists.
|Trained by the USA|
U.S. Army 1st & 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments training in California.
The U.S. trained and armed Filipino Army collapsed almost at once
when Japan invaded the islands in World War II.
|The Fall of Siagon|
Trained by the USA
In spite of over ten years of U.S. training and countless billions in spending, the Army of South Vietnam collapsed once American troops were withdrawn.