Russian troops are scheduled to train in the United States for a series of anti-terror exercises, a top American official has confirmed.
Commander Wendy L. Snyder, US Defense Press Officer for policy made the confirmation to The New American in an e-mail.
The arrival of Russian troops on American soil is part of a “formal bilateral exchange program between the US and Russia that seeks to develop transparency and promote defense reform,” she wrote.
The 20 Russians will train for three weeks starting May 24 at the Fort Carson, Colorado Army base, and a mountain training area several miles away. It marks the first time Russian troops will train on American soil.
Quoting Russian media sources, The New American reports the training will include “parachuting, operations planning, reconnaissance, assaults, raids, and evacuations.” The Russian troops will also train with American weaponry.
The Blaze reports that a special war game scenario will be held as part of the training. Russian paratroopers will have to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah.
The online outlet also quotes the European Union Times as reporting “this entire exercise will be overseen by the ‘drone army’ owned and operated by the University of Colorado who have over the past few years has applied for and obtained over 100 Certificate of Authorization’s (COA) from the US government to fly their pilot-less surveillance aircraft for reasons still as yet unknown.”
The University of Colorado denied the report.