The U.S. military prepares to launch one of the largest training exercises in history later this month in Texas. It’s called Jade Helm 15.
U.S. Army Special Operations Command ws invited to answer questions. Residents asked if the Army was bringing in Islamic State fighters, if the UN would be involved, and whether the military was planning to relieve local gun owners of their firearms, Washington Post writes.
“At a recent family reunion at a Bastrop community center, Mark Peterson, who is black, said he has been “shocked” by what he views as racist undertones in much of the objection to Jade Helm.”