Want to know the dirty little secret? The US military has spent BILLIONS of dollars constructing state of the art "combat towns" on nearly every MAJOR military base in the US. But wait you say....what about the people? Easy. They use role players, just like they'll use role players in Jade Helm.
If you need to conduct long distance ops to simulate combat conditions then you can operate on Camp Pendleton, 29 Palms, Ft Irwin, Ft Hood, Ft Carson and several other installations in between and still cover the same amount of geography without ever stepping foot on civilian or state land. Additionally if you use the combat towns located on everyone of those sites, you'll probably be able to use more dynamic methods while doing it (by that I mean you gain live fire opportunities).
I don't know what the deal is with Jade Helm, but the answers we're getting are bogus....anyone with more than 5 minutes in service can tell you that.
Friday, May 8, 2015
SNAFU on Jade Helm
SNAFU! takes up the debate on the planned Jade Helm exercises, and calls B.S. on SOCOM's explanation: