TOPIC: Jade Helm 15 / Military Exercise/ What You Need To Know
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Details Of The Exercise:
The exercise will involve U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOC) with other U.S Armed Forces units in a multi-state exercise that includes Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. The SOC claimed, “the size and scope of Jade Helm sets this one apart” from previous training exercises.
Some parts of the operational details have been disclosed, including the fact that there will be 1,200 troops participating, and according to CNN, “mainly Army Green Berets, but also a small group of Navy SEALS and Air Force special operations troops as well as conventional Army infantry.” Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, at an information session for residents in Bastrop, Texas, said that the realistic military training helps soldiers adapt to unfamiliar terrain. In that location, sixty soldiers would take part, including the presence of two Humvee vehicles and a “water buffalo” water tank. Private land offered by residents would be used for the exercise, though he noted they would not be paid for the land or receive a tax break of any kind. Lastoria also claimed $150,000 in revenue would be brought to the area because of food, fuel, and shopping.
The conspiracy theories seem to emanate from a map from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, that purportedly divides the region into red states and blue states, with red states Utah and Texas, labeled “hostile,” and blue states California, Nevada, and Colorado, labeled “permissive”.
According to the Hartford Courant‘s Jim Shea, the conspiracy theories about Jade Helm 15 include: a psychological operation aimed at getting people used to seeing military forces on the streets so they don’t realize when an invasion actually takes place; an international operation aimed to seize people’s guns; recently closed Wal-Marts used by the military to stockpile supplies for Chinese troops who will be arriving to disarm Americans; and a military plan to round up political dissidents and remove key political figures who may be against the imposition of martial law.
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Ret. US Army MSgt. Jeff Hinton/ Green Beret
Founder- Professional Soldiers.Com
Jeff will join us, to discuss his feelings on the Jade Helm 15 exercise and provide us his perspective, from that of a career military man.
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Cheryl Chumley- Writer/ The Washington Times
Cheryl K. Chumley is a full-time writer with The Washington Times. She writes about politics and government for various newspapers, Internet news sites, and think tanks. She is a journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation, a prestigious conservative organization in Washington, D.C., where she spent a year researching and writing about private property rights.
Stewart is the founder and Director of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump.
He is a former firearms instructor and former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff.
Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine
Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.
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