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HELP - Looking for Thread Re: Military Exercise in Town That Was Canceled

 
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03/04/2009 05:24 PM
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HELP - Looking for Thread Re: Military Exercise in Town That Was Canceled
I live in a small town in eastern WV. Today, in the weekly paper, there is an editorial about a youtube video where the guy claims to be from our little town and how a lot of military vehicles are buzzing around. Also, that there is a military exercise planned for urban drills, supposedly to be used in Iraq/Afghanistan. And, that certain citizens had volunteered to have the soldiers search their homes for weapons, etc. The same as the thread I'm looking for.

As I recall, the planned exercise was real, but the town canceled it because of the public uproar.

Anyway, I wanted to get as much info about it so I can relay it to our local paper (if it was not a hoax)

They, the folks at our paper, are using this hoax in order to make readers believe that anything people see on the internet is bogus.

Any help finding info on this is really appreciated.
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03/04/2009 05:27 PM
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Re: HELP - Looking for Thread Re: Military Exercise in Town That Was Canceled
National Guard scraps plans to invade rural town

DES MOINES, Iowa – Following publicized reports that the Army National Guard was planning a military training exercise on the streets of a rural Iowa town, the commanding officers have called off the mock "invasion."

The Guard had planned a four-day urban military operation in tiny Arcadia, Iowa, population 443, sending troops to take over the town and search door-to-door for a suspected weapons dealer.

The exercise was designed as a mock scenario to give soldiers the skills needed for deployment in an urban environment, and military officials stressed that only households that consented to be part of the drill would be searched.

"It will be important for us to gain the trust and confidence of the residents of Arcadia," Sgt. Mike Kots, readiness NCO for Alpha Company, told Carroll's Daily Times Herald. "We will need to identify individuals that are willing to assist us in training by allowing us to search their homes and vehicles and to participate in role-playing.

"We really want to get as much information out there as possible," Kots continued, "because this operation could be pretty intrusive to the people of Arcadia."

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Greg Hapgood, however, told WND that the operation has now been "scaled back" and no longer involves an "invasion" of Arcadia.

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Re: HELP - Looking for Thread Re: Military Exercise in Town That Was Canceled
Great! Thank you! If there is any more info on this, I sure would appreciate it.
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03/04/2009 06:03 PM
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Re: HELP - Looking for Thread Re: Military Exercise in Town That Was Canceled
Great! Thank you! If there is any more info on this, I sure would appreciate it.
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I guess I would just google news and web and blogs for Arcadia Iowa National Guard exercise etc.
I am sure there's more about it. If I had time I'd research it but I don't, sorry...
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