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.
“We chose the city of Gillett for the first time this year because of the size, demographics and municipalities offered within the city and surrounding area,” said Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Leon, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the civil-military operations center. “It replicates what we may find in an overseas environment.”
The article later admits, however, that there are no future plans to deploy these soldiers overseas.
The soldiers also gathered information on community leaders “from hobbies, interests and religion” as well as “daily activities,” thus honing behavior profiling skills that could be useful to PSYOP teams in identifying “political dissidents.”
The operation allowed the soldiers to “sharpen their skills” in advising the police chief on how to increase local law enforcement capabilities.
The article also suggests that the experience gained in the exercise can be applied to civil-military operations in larger cities.
The military typically establishes a civil-military operations center in areas of combat in order to coordinate population control with local entities.
Perpetual wars fueled by fiat currency have led to the development of military weapons, tools and tactics which are now being used domestically.
As reported recently by Steve Watson, small town police departments are being militarized with elite war equipment.
Cities no larger than Gillett are receiving M14s, Humvees and even armored personnel carriers.
The police chief of Morven, Georgia, a town of 835 people, told the Associated Press that he could take his officers with their equipment and training and “shut this town down” and “completely control everything.”
As we reported last month, Predator drones owned by Customs and Border Patrol are now being used by the FBI and state law enforcement for domestic surveillance in a “layered security strategy.”
In the wake of small town SWAT teams and domestic drone use, it appears that joint civil-military operations are also coming to America.
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