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Pentagon says Poland's fighter jet transfer offer not `tenable' | Air Force Times |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 9th, 2022 at 09:21:30 PM EST
The U.S. government threw Poland a hot potato with a request to send Soviet-made fighter jets -- which Ukrainian pilots are trained to fly -- to Ukraine. Poland threw it right back, saying it was prepared to hand over all 28 of its MiG-29 planes -- but to NATO by flying them to the U.S. base in Ramstein, Germany.

That plan took the U.S. off guard. By late Tuesday, the Pentagon rejected it as "untenable." On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that ultimately each country would have to decide for itself. In diplospeak: "Poland's proposal shows there are complexities that the issue presents when it comes to providing security assistance."



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 9th, 2022 at 10:19:04 PM EST
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