North Texas residents are expressing concern over new nighttime urban training exercises being conducted by U.S. Special Operations Forces there.
The low-ground, tight-formation helicopter exercises are part of what is being called “preparation training” for warfare in “realistic urban sites” according to the Dallas Police Department. The helicopters fly at night, without their lights.
“If any members of the public learn of the training locations, we ask the public to remain clear of these areas while training is conducted,” the release stated.
Many speculate that the new urban war games are linked to the increasing prospects of a financial meltdown which will leave urban areas across America vulnerable to violence and looting. The training is expected to last two weeks, according to the police department release.
As Special Forces across the country continue to prepare for the possibility of a potentially dangerous urban environment in the future, a growing number of Americans are questioning the safety of living in an urban environment during times of instability. They are even looking for ways out of the city.