The U.S. military to conduct exercises with the Armenian military

| September 10, 2023

The U.S. military will have 85 soldiers participating in exercises with 175 Armenian soldiers. The U.S. military is helping to prepare the Armenian military to participate in peacekeeping operations. Russia appears to be concerned about this effort.

From Fox News:

Col. Martin O’Donnell, spokesman for the U.S. command, said the exercise “is a vital opportunity for our soldiers from our two nations to build new relationships at the tactical level and to increase interoperability for peacekeeping operations.

The U.S. troops will include soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and soldiers from the Kansas National Guard. That Guard unit has had a state partnership with Armenia since 2003.

Landlocked Armenia has close military ties with Russia, including hosting a Russian military base and participating in the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization alliance.

However, Armenia has become increasingly disillusioned with Russia since the 2020 war with Azerbaijan. The armistice that ended the war called for a Russian peacekeeping force to ensure passage on the road leading from Armenia to the Nagorno-Karabakh ethnic Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan.

But Azerbaijan has blocked that road, called the Lachin Corridor, since late December and Armenia repeatedly has complained that Russian peacekeepers are doing nothing to open it. The road’s blockage has led to significant food shortages in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Fox News additional information here.

Category: International Affairs, Military issues

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Old tanker

Just what we need, more involvement in an area bordering Russia. What could possibly go wrong with sending troops in a country that is souring with it’s association with Russia…


Almost like they planned it that way 🤔


We’re less than 14 months from Election Day. If the current Administration can set the tone just right, they’ll have us directly involved in some conflict(s) around the time of the next Inauguration. If Democrats win, it’s profit and distraction from their real agenda. If Republicans win, especially Trump, Dems will still profit, but they’ll place blame squarely on the shoulders of the post-January 2025 Administration.


Is Hunter working in Armenia too?


It wouldn’t surprise me. After all, he has a ton of energy sector experience from his time at Burisma and I seem to recall large oil and gas deposits in the Caucasus region. 🤣🤣🤣

Do I really need to add a sarc tag?


I’m not even sure if I was being sarcastic.


Yeah, well, I think both of our posts were a little too “on the nose.”



“Do I really need to add a sarc tag?”

Yes. There are those about with no sense of humor. It’s for your own protection.


As soon as the heat dies down, it’s back to the old grindstone.


I think Hunter does other things with his nose that don’t involve putting it to the grindstone…

A Proud Infidel®™

The current administration stirring the shitpot once again.


Sadly, it is probably a bipartisan effort.


Great…More American troops being sent to a place surrounded by enemies and at the very end of a long logistics string. What could go wrong?

Wonder when we’re going to see Russian Troops training with Mexican Troops?



Chicoms to the North of us, Ivans to the South, Here I am…

RF is gaining some friends in this hemisphere and I would imagine a couple arms deals would go along way with the real government of Mexico (read: the cartels).

From the above link:

Using energy deals, support for embattled authoritarian dictators, providing information warfare and electoral services, arms sales and trainers, not to mention private global mercenary companies like the Wagner Group, Moscow has established a strategic and multi-domain concept for power projection abroad. 

I’m not one to pay attention to ‘bell ringing’ or ‘handwaving’ with regards to US magical thinking-turned-foreign policy, but it seems we’re being bested right now by a pseudorighteous conflict between Them They and our The They, namely the MIC and PMCs.

I hang my head in shame that These States United can’t provide a better alternative to the world.

“Prepare”? Sheeeeet, homie. When Giants dance mortals flee, and I done flew’d.


Arms deals? Didn’t we just release an infamous weapons trafficker in exchange for some athlete nobody ever heard of prior to her arrest? Wow, that’s going to come back to bite us in the ass, huh? I seem to remember that someone here predicted that said “Lord of War” could end up making some deals with the Mexican cartels…oh yeah, that was ME.


In all fairness, there were others who made the same prediction. Credit where credit is due…


That reminds me. How, exactly, did our boys get to and from A’stan? I have been assuming it was by air, through Russian airspace (Looks like we got out just in time, considering the Ukraine situation, eh?).


I don’t know about anyone else, but my route was via Incirlik-K2-Bagram. I have no clue if we passed through Russian airspace.


“Russia appears to be concerned about this effort.”

Gee, there’s a shock. Russia “appears to be concerned” after a few decades of doing everything short of war to let us know it does not want, and will not tolerate, US troops on its borders.

But of course building close relationships with Armenia is critical to our national defense.

FFS, if we really really need to get close with the Armenian army, send those 175 Armenian soldiers to the US or Germany to train.

I wonder how long it will be before Armenia asks for our help to unblock that road?


Perhaps we should give ‘em the ol’ Dr. Emmett Brown?

USMC Steve

Fuck a bunch of Russians.


And the Armenians, and the Azerbaijani’s, and so on…