Urban Warfare Drills: Psy-Op Acclimating Americans to Military on US Streets
Susanne Posel, Contributor
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The US Special Operations Command (USSOC) has conducted â€śtraining exercisesâ€ť over Minneapolis. In a twofold effort, the US Armed Forces are acclimating the American public to seeing military everywhere, as well as being able to train their soldiers in real time on US streets in a manipulative effort to circumvent Posse Comitatus.
Both the local police department and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) collaborated, according to authorities to decide on training exercise times and locations although the general public was unaware of these war games until they were evident in their local skies.
The USSOC stated:
If you see military helicopters flying low over Minneapolis, donâ€™t be alarmed. Theyâ€™re just training in an urban environment. The U.S. Special Operations Command will be conducting exercises until the beginning of September. This week theyâ€™re using helicopters, including Black Hawks.
This urban warfare drill is reminiscent of the Department of Defense drill that concerned residents in Coconut Grove, a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida. After midnight, simulated gunfire and explosions would be heard as military helicopters flew over skyscrapers.
Local mainstream media reported:
Miami police assisted in overseeing the exercises â€” but they were instructed to keep quiet about the exercises until late Monday, for security reasons. The police also blocked off roads around the Grand Bay during the exercise.