Army to develop new helmets to protect against “small arms ammunition”
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, August 17, 2012
The U.S. Army is planning to develop new protective headgear for soldiers that will shield them from ballistic munitions, small arms ammunition and blunt trauma as part of missions that will include “homeland security operations.”
A solicitation on behalf of the Army Contracting Command asks for potential vendors to present proposals for the development and production of new headgear as part of the Soldier Protection System (SPS).
“This head protection ensemble is planned to replace the current helmet system. The SPS will provide the Soldier multiple levels of ballistic protection that can be tailored to select mission profiles and protection against specific threats from conventional fragmenting munitions, small arms ammunition, and blunt impact. Soldiers equipped with the SPS will be able to accomplish a broad range of missions. The SPS will protect Soldiers involved in major combat operations, stability operations, homeland security operations, joint operating concepts, and the joint force functional concept,” states the solicitation.
Developers are asked to present white papers featuring details of the helmet systems by no later than September 4.
The fact that U.S. troops are getting new headgear to protect them from gunfire during “homeland security operations” will once again stoke fears that the government is preparing for violent civil unrest on U.S. soil.
Using the Army to conduct domestic operations is illegal under Posse Comitatus except under extreme circumstances.
Section 1385 of the Posse Comitatus Act states, “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”
Over the last few years, the transition of U.S. troops from overseas operations to an occupying homeland force has accelerated, precisely in line with Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno’s recent call for the U.S. Army to be re-oriented around carrying out domestic law enforcement operations.
Back in 2008 the Washington Post reported how 20,000 U.S. troops returning from Iraq would be stationed inside America under Northcom for purposes of “domestic security” from September 2011 onwards.
Northcom officials were forced to subsequently issue a denial after the Army Times initially reported that the troops would be used to deal “with civil unrest and crowd control.”
The U.S. Army recently signed a contract with A2Z Supply Corp to supply riot shields, face shields, batons and body protection, increasing concerns that troops are going to play a key role in policing Americans domestically.
The Department of Homeland Security is also making preparations for domestic disorder with its recent order of riot gear. Questions have also been asked about why the DHS is purchasing over a billion rounds of ammunition, enough to wage a 7-year ground war.
Fears that the U.S. Army is being readied to take on disgruntled Americans in the aftermath of a major economic collapse are being stoked by clear preparations based around that very premise.
A recent academic study written by retired Army Colonel Kevin Benson depicts a shocking scenario in which the U.S. Army is used to restore order to a town that has been seized by Tea Party “insurrectionists” in 2016 following a “great recession.”
The paper emphasizes how the U.S. Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 dictates that the military’s “full spectrum operations” will include “operations within American borders.”
As Infowars recently reported, a newly leaked US Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations” outlines how military assets are to be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest.
A 2008 report produced by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Institute warned that the United States may experience massive civil unrest in the wake of a series of crises which it termed “strategic shock.”
“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” stated the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, adding that the military may be needed to quell “purposeful domestic resistance”.
Watch Alex Jones predict the evisceration of Posse Comitatus five years ago during an interview with CBS San Antonio.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.