This is a BAD idea…..
US Marines have this job around the planet for US Embassy’s around the planet….
They have a Marine Corps Embassy Security Group speciually trained to handle this mission….
That unit has a quick reaction force to back up embassy details….
They work hand in hand with the State Dept, Diplomatic Security people, who are now guarding the first Kyiv Embassy staff with the help of Ukraine military people…
Sending US Special Operations operators to handle the entire mission is a mistake….
The Spec Ops guys are Offensive operators…..
The Marines are trained to operate close with State Dept and other staff at an embassy….
The Marines should get the mission….
Spec Op’s people along with Ukraine military people should be the backup’s….
This move to open the embassy IS gonna mean a bigger US Military footprint in the Ukraine…
This is were the Spec Ops troops can carve out a mission of a means to evacuate US staff if need be….
And even do escourts elaving the embassy grounds to the Marines
That is also gonna mean a helicopter or C-130 transport site….
This WAS coming sooner or later weither President Biden likes it or not….
Opening the embassy either should bring the Marines and Ukrainan’s like things are done everywhere….
And WILL mean support options…..
We’ll see how this comes to be….
But Biden has been VERY afraid to send American’s in harms way….
And this one will test the Pentagon, State Dept and the President….
The Biden administration is in the early stages of discussions about sending special operations forces into Ukraine to help guard the US Embassy in Kyiv, several US officials tell CNN.