U.S. Army Conducts Military Occupation Drill in Small Town Wisconsin
Operation Tiger emulates military control of local, elected officials.
August 13, 2013
A U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (CA & PSYOP) Command battalion recently practiced joint control of a small town with local authorities in a “realistic training exercise.”
According to an article released by the army, 22 soldiers of the 432nd Battalion unloaded their Humvees in Gillett, Wisconsin and set up a forward operating base at the Oconto County Fairgrounds in order to “conduct assessments” on some of the surrounding cities and to meet with “local key leaders.”
For the drill, the battalion apparently found it necessary to find a small, rural community with complete, working infrastructure such as:
– Garbage and recycling pickup
– Police and fire departments
– A dentist
– A chiropractor and
– An optometrist
All of which would be difficult to find in a war-torn city in Iraq or Afghanistan.