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2022-05-23 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Pentagon Considers Sending Special Forces To Guard Kyiv Embassy In Ukraine
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Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-23 12:17|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [303 views ]  Top

#1 When did USEMBASSY security become a SOF function? Oh wait ?

No decision has been made.

Translation: Advance mission analysis team already on the ground.


Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-23 12:23||   2022-05-23 12:23|| Front Page Top

#2 Not unheard of Besoeker. I do see it as valuable to advise their military with shared intel.

But why, oh why advertise the fact??? SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP!!!! Stupid fucking froggy bottom trying to heighten tensions with Russia.
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-23 12:30||   2022-05-23 12:30|| Front Page Top

#3 Embassy security is their day job. No telling what the little scamps are up to on their time off.
Posted by SteveS 2022-05-23 12:31||   2022-05-23 12:31|| Front Page Top

#4 Um...I thought that's what they had marines for.
Posted by HeavyG 2022-05-23 12:36||   2022-05-23 12:36|| Front Page Top

#5 Sending SOF and NCIS into the embassy is pretty common. They get there under a few scenarios. Training is the conventional driver and with all the weapons entering from the US it should be no surprise they are in country. Second is outside security. And even though defending the embassy is DSS, bringing in the contractors and building the teams takes time, the SF guys can fill the void.
Posted by 49 Pan 2022-05-23 12:39||   2022-05-23 12:39|| Front Page Top

#6 #4 Um...I thought that's what they had marines for.

They are the visible security.
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-23 12:49||   2022-05-23 12:49|| Front Page Top

#7 some are concerned hoping that sending Special Forces personnel to Kyiv could escalate America’s involvement in a direct conflict with Russia
Posted by Oye Como Va 2022-05-23 12:58||   2022-05-23 12:58|| Front Page Top

#8 There to buy back Stingers?
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-05-23 13:17||   2022-05-23 13:17|| Front Page Top

#9 ^ for use at home, against "Domestic Terrorists" protesting the Great Replacement
Posted by Oye Como Va 2022-05-23 13:22||   2022-05-23 13:22|| Front Page Top

#10 My embassy comings and goings were very infrequent and now very dated. The only security people I ever encountered were Marines, DIPSEC pogs, and host-nation contract weenies.

With today's facial recognition technology, I suspect SOF people coming in and out of a USEMBASSY (that site in particular) would not be career enhancing.

Could be a Zelensky extraction team.
Just a wild guess.

Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-23 13:42||   2022-05-23 13:42|| Front Page Top

#11 So mine ended 20 years ago as well. So things have probably changed.
Posted by 49 Pan 2022-05-23 14:04||   2022-05-23 14:04|| Front Page Top

#12 There was some pretty heavy B-Team to Ambo level SOT-A 'suck up' action in Kuwait. I wouldn't want to specify dates or name names... :-(

'Bulldog' cautioned me about downtown action, parties, people, etc. He'd had some close encounters in Africa as I recall.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-23 14:08||   2022-05-23 14:08|| Front Page Top

#13 Could be a Zelensky extraction team.

Extraction like a diseased tooth, as in another US coup if Zelensky continues to be an obstacle to the emerging land for peace approach that's being pushed in various forms by by the Deep State, Macron, Scholz, Draghi
Posted by Billy Budd 2022-05-23 14:24||   2022-05-23 14:24|| Front Page Top

#14 /\ Does appear to be some Euro donor fatigue, now that you mention it.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-23 14:30||   2022-05-23 14:30|| Front Page Top

#15 There are a handful of former SOF folks of all flavors in DS including 1 former Unit guy. Overall - out of 2000 - maybe 2%. Former military - prolly 25%.

Embassy reinforcement/security has long been in the SOF mission set. We routinely plan for DOD support in crisis or extreme scenarios. I have never seen NCIS take any active role is embassy security. But hey - I've only been doing this for 25 years...
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2022-05-23 15:07||   2022-05-23 15:07|| Front Page Top

#16 As always, thanks for the gouge Billy. Hope all is going well in your AO.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-23 15:57||   2022-05-23 15:57|| Front Page Top

#17 I do not see why any of this is necessary. Between the embassy guard and the FAST teams, we should be able to protect the embassy. Why dilute SOF?
Posted by Glomosing Whusosing7262 2022-05-23 19:37||   2022-05-23 19:37|| Front Page Top

#18 Clearly there would be a deeper covert threat detection for the Embassy and its staff, certainly the ability to develop intel sources and back-channel confirmations, but I wonder if it isn't just eyes eyes and ears for determining ground truth amidst all the noise.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2022-05-23 20:09||   2022-05-23 20:09|| Front Page Top

#19 
Posted by Glock the Rasher6771 2022-05-23 22:10||   2022-05-23 22:10|| Front Page Top

#20 JSOC wants to be recognized as an active participant by the other branches. Ideally they’d send MARSOC to simplify reporting. Interesting how Wagner is actively participating on the Russian side but Constellis is sitting this one out
Posted by Cloluck Bourbon1058 2022-05-23 22:16||   2022-05-23 22:16|| Front Page Top

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