Maybe it’s just the prepper in me, but when I heard the U.S. Military will be conducting a massive training exercise in the streets of Los Angeles, I must say it made me feel a little uneasy. And how could it not?
With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the President the power to arrest and detain American Citizens, it makes one wonder why the military is conducting drills in Urban America. While it could be, as LAPD insists, just a training exercise, the timing sure does make you wonder what’s going on.
This Thursday the military will be conducting a joint exercise in the streets of Downtown Los Angeles. The joint exercise will have the Los Angeles Police Department providing situational support, and will take place at multiple simulated training locations throughout Los Angeles.
In a statement from the LAPD, the department insists that the exercises are designed to help the function in urban environments overseas.