Jade Helm 15 Military Training Exercise Prep for Martial Law, World War III – Fiction!

Summary of eRumor: 

A real military training exercise called Jade Helm 15 is designed to prepare the military to impose martial law, or to prepare them for World War III.

The Truth: 

There’s no proof that Jade Helm 15 is anything more than a standard military training exercise.

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has headed up the Jade Helm 15. It’s set to be held in seven southwestern states from July to September of 2015, according to unclassified documents:

“(Jade Helm) is a challenging eight-week joint military and interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

“(Jade Helm) is a USSOCOM sponsored exercise to improve the Special Operations Forces’ UW capability as part of the National Security Strategy.”

Elite military units like the Green Berets and Navy SEALS will take part in the exercise, along with local officials that are invited to participate. The documents explain that much of the exercise will be held in Texas:

“The USSOCOM has conducted numerous exercises in Texas because Texans are historically supportive of efforts to prepare our soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors to fight the enemies of the United States.

“To hone advanced skills, the military and interagency require large areas of undeveloped land with low population densities with access to towns. The proposed areas offer the conditions conducive to quality training because of real obstacles to challenge joint and interagency personnel during planning and execution of their tasks.”

Thomas Mead, the operations planner for Jade Helm 15, offered more information about the training exercise when asked commissioners in Goliad County, Texas, for permission to move forward, mySouTex.com reports:

“This allows our soldiers to get a better training environment,” Mead said. “You can only do so much in a military environment. You don’t really get a true interaction with the public.

“We have Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Special Operations Command, the 82nd Airborne Division and we also have some of our interagency partners such as the DEA, FBI and the joint personnel recovery agency that will be working with us.

“We’re getting these guys back into the woods,” Mead said. “We’re getting them back into the field to make it hard for them.”

Mead said that neighbors in the area could expect to see an increase in air traffic at night, and that the exercise may result in noise complaints. Mead added that some of the participants would have weapons with blank ammunition and would be wearing civilian clothes.

A video posted on YouTube titled, “Red Dawn and the New World Order” fueled speculation about the Jade Helm 15 exercise. In the video, a narrator reads through planning documents and encourages viewers to speculate about what each page could mean.

Speculation aside, there’s no proof that Jade Helm 15 is anything more than a normal military training exercise.

TruthorFiction.com has reached out to military officials for more information about the Jade 15 exercise. Future updates will be posted here.

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