US military now training among civilians to prepare for war in your back yard, labels Texas a 'hostile' state The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOC) has filed a “Request to Conduct Realistic Military Training” to local officials in a half-dozen states in which some active duty elements of the U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Army Green Berets and select Marine Corps units will simulate responding to domestic “insurgents.” According to a PowerPoint presentation posted online by the Defense Department, the request is part of an exercise known as JADE HELM 15, in which SOC elements will engage in eight-week “unconventional warfare” (UW) with local officials. “JH is a challenging eight-week joint military and interagency (IA) unconventional warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado,” says the PowerPoint proposal, adding that its aim is “to improve the Special Operations Forces’ UW capability as part of the national security strategy.” The presentation describes “realistic military training” (RMT) as that which takes place outside a federal military base or other federally owned property, and is “designed to ensure proper coordinate between DoD [Department of Defense] and local and regional authorities.” The exercise is scheduled to run from July 15 – September 15. In addition to SEALs and Green Beret troops, other forces involved in the exercises include U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command; USMC Special Operations Command; USMC Expeditionary Units; and elements of the 82nd Airborne Division. They will be interacting with “interagency partners” throughout the exercise, the presentation states. MORE