Thursday, January 31, 2013

Army special forces deploy to Galveston

Yeah. Another military urban training exercise.

Houston Chronicle reports:
The training will involve about 80 soldiers from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in coordination with local law enforcement, said Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noggle, an Army spokesman based at Fort Bragg, N.C. 
No civilians will be involved, he said. 
"We were invited by the city of Galveston to conduct joint training exercises to enhance the effectiveness of both services in order to better protect the residents of Galveston," Noggle said by email.
I get the idea that urban training helps troops be better equipped for possible urban environments on overseas deployments.  But exactly how does a mock military urban assault help "better protect" the residents of Galveston... or any other domestic locale?

Related: This strip at Day by Day Cartoon.

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