Bastrop residents challenge Army colonel in Jade Helm briefing:
Bastrop County commissioners and residents were briefed on Operation Jade Helm 15 by U.S. Special Operations Command representatives on Monday. Heated comments from concerned citizens and challenging questions about the military training ensued.
Jade Helm 15 presentation in Bastrop:
Army spokesman responds to questions from Bastrop residents about the Jade Helm 15 military training exercise.
Army Special Operations Command Pushes Back Against Alarmist Claims About Upcoming Exercise:
Certain groups are alleging that an upcoming military exercise is actually a sign the army will impose martial law against certain right wing groups. The US army special operations command is pushing back against these claims. The exercise is known as Jade Helm fifteen, and conspiracy theorists believe it is targeting the southwest region of the united states. Particularly the state of Texas. The military is denying the conspiracy, and a spokesman for the military said ?This exercise is routine training to maintain a high level of readiness for Army Special Operations Forces because they must be ready to support potential missions anywhere in the world on a moment?s notice.?
In Livingston, they’re not buying conspiracy theories:
The main conspiracy theory has to do with the a military exercise called “Jade Helm” that’s planned for this summer. It involves troops trying to blend into the community undetected in the event of a foreign invasion, implementation of martial law, and the building of supposed ‘FEMA domes’ across the Lone Star State.
Army Special Ops Command Pushes Back At Alarmist Claims For Jade Helm 15 Exercise