08/11/2013 11:35 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2013

Russia Invites U.S. To A 'Tank Biathlon'


Russia has invited the U.S. to participate in a tank biathlon so that both nations may learn to play nice -- with heavy artillery.

The invitation was apparently extended while Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with their Russian counterparts Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu in Washington on Friday. The "two-on-two" talks were intended to relieve some of the tension between the two countries, so the suggestion of a little friendly competition -- under fire -- wasn't out of place.

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