Robert Naiman with Just Foreign Policy Sees the Lopsided Humor in NATO and US Aggression

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program date: 
Wed, 06/11/2014
Tanks, troops, jets: NATO countries launch full-scale war games in Baltic 09 Jun 2014 A major military exercise kicked off in Latvia, with 10 NATO member countries participating. The war games involve 4,700 troops and 800 military vehicles. Russia sees NATO's military build-up as a sign of aggression. The Saber Strike ground forces exercise is being conducted for the fourth time this year and coincides with Baltic Host 2014 and Baltops 2014 naval drills. Troops from the US, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway and the UK are taking part.
 U.S. Air Force sends two B-2 stealth bombers to Europe as show of force to Russia 09 Jun 2014 The U.S. Air Force has further beefed up its bomber presence in Europe, deploying two B-2 stealth bombers for military exercises in the region, according to Air Force Times. The aircraft are assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. On Sunday, they joined three B-52 Stratofortress aircraft already deployed to RAF Fairford, a British air base west of London.
Five U.S. special operations soldiers killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan after air support accidentally drops bombs on them --Strategic B-1 bomber reportedly dropped its payload on soldiers --Fox News: Aircraft in question is a B-1 Lancer, a strategic Cold War-era bomber that can carry a payload of up to 125,000 pounds of explosives. 10 Jun 2014 Five American special operations troops have been killed in southern Afghanistan after a U.S. bomber accidentally bombed their positions when they called in for air support on Monday night. One Afghan soldier was also killed in the incident - which is being called the deadliest friendly-fire attack of the 13-year war in Afghanistan. The soldiers were leading a security operation with Afghan National Army troops in southern Zabul Province when they came under attack from Taliban fighters and called in for an airstrike. However, instead of bombing the insurgents, the NATO aircraft dropped its payload on the Americans, authorities believe.
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