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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    im not saying that it is right, but seriously people we cant afford (both figuratively referring to our state of mind, and literally because we are $16 trillion in debt). Help the guys out, give the govt some help or give the rebels some help an bring it up in 20 years and say they owe us.
    Just wanting to update your information: U.S. Debt Jumps to $17.076 Trillion - Washington Wire - WSJ

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    WTF are we doing in South Sudan?

    I think the troops were sent there to protect and evacuate American citizens.

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Just wanting to update your information: U.S. Debt Jumps to $17.076 Trillion - Washington Wire - WSJ
    thanks ill keep that in mind. Heck it had been in 16 for so long
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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    The return of small arms fire? I wonder if that's the first time the Osprey has been hit by small arms fire?

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    An update:

    Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President In my report to the Congress of December 19, 2013, I provided information on the deployment of U.S. forces to support the security of U.S. personnel and our Embassy in South Sudan. I am providing this additional report, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), to help ensure that the Congress is kept fully informed on U.S. military activities in South Sudan.

    On December 21, 2013, approximately 46 additional U.S. military personnel deployed by military aircraft to the area of Bor, South Sudan, to conduct an operation to evacuate U.S. citizens and personnel. After the aircraft came under fire as they approached Bor, the operation was curtailed due to security considerations, and the aircraft and all military personnel onboard departed South Sudan without completing the evacuation. The purpose of this operation was to protect U.S. citizens, personnel, and property. As I monitor the situation in South Sudan, I may take further action to support the security of U.S. citizens, personnel, and property, including our Embassy, in South Sudan.

    This action has been directed consistent with my responsibility to protect U.S. citizens both at home and abroad, and in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive. I appreciate the support of the Congress in these actions.
    Text Of A Letter From The President To The Speaker Of The House Of Representatives And The President Pro Tempore Of The Senate | The White House

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Obama needs his own wars. Bush hand me downs are wearing out.

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    The return of small arms fire? I wonder if that's the first time the Osprey has been hit by small arms fire?
    Acutally they are pretty unreliable just under normal conditions. Read up on them, flying caskets.

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    Americans have been evacuated:

    American citizens were evacuated from a contested area of South Sudan on Sunday after a local rebel commander provided assurances that there would be no interference, Western officials said.

    The evacuation, which involved about 15 Americans, was carried out by helicopter from the United Nations compound in Bor, in Jonglei State, which is surrounded by 2,000 armed youths.

    It came one day after American Special Operations forces tried to evacuate the Americans there, only to turn back after the three Osprey aircraft being used for the mission ran into heavy small-arms fire. Four American service members were wounded in that episode.

    “We were able to evacuate all Americans who presented themselves at the U.N. camp in Bor,” a State Department official said. “We will continue to work to confirm whether there are any remaining American citizens in Bor who need to be evacuated.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/wo...th-sudan.html?

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    Re: Us military aircraft hit in s. Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Acutally they are pretty unreliable just under normal conditions. Read up on them, flying caskets.
    Exactly my thoughts, but they seem to have solved the early mechanical issues. It has now gone through the "baptism of fire" by way of small arms fire.

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