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DFW becomes Homeland Security playground

Discussion in 'News Articles' started by ArmyZach, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. ArmyZach

    ArmyZach Active Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Stay out of DFW this weekend.
    It is a training area for every department with a gun.
    From the page:
    The North Central Texas Region is conducting a comprehensive multi-discipline, multi-jurisdictional full-scale exercise. The overarching goal for this exercise is to increase proficiency levels in identified target capabilities and enhance regional response to large-scale incidents. This exercise is designed to assess the region’s ability to successfully respond to and manage multiple terrorist events and other emergencies occurring simultaneously throughout the region.
    Don't be alarmed, they are just training.

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  2. bryonbush

    bryonbush Active Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    while i dont agree with the last ones they did with MG firing from helicopters, its training like this that does help with many issues. compare training from when Columbine went down to school shootings now. were not looking at one on one incidents any more, its people blowing up marathon runners then leaving the scene.
  3. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

    May 28, 2008
    Ft Worth, TX
    On no, exercizes like this mean......... humm... what, exactly, is your problem with it?
  4. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

    Oct 16, 2012
    Outside Austin
    Can't they do this on a mock up city on a military base or out at NTC?
  5. cbigclarke

    cbigclarke TGT Addict

    Feb 24, 2009
    why dont they do this in NYC, or LA
  6. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

    Jul 8, 2012
    Copperas Cove
    Ft Hood has mock towns. However, part of the training is getting the guys used to maneuvering in their own environment. They did one similar to this in Austin a few months back. I just wish we could get more photos from these.
  7. Texasjack

    Texasjack TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jan 3, 2010
    Occupied Texas
    There SHOULD be enough armed citizens in any Texas city to cut down any terrorists that show up. If there aren't, it's a failure on our part.

    I don't believe for one second that they are running these drills to help combat terrorism. I believe there is only one purpose and that is to make sure they are set up to come after US citizens if they decide to resist the next installment of socialism.

    Flying around in helicopters and firing MGs? How many freakin' terrorists are they planning to have show up?

    And as far as "how much better" they've done, all you have to do is look at the mess in Boston that 2 guys created. The cops and Homeland Security tore the town apart, violated hundreds of people's rights, and still couldn't get both suspects until some guy spotted one in his boat and called it in. Even then it took a terribly long time to get him out.
  8. HillRider

    HillRider Active Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    Helotes, TX
    Are you talking about the one where it was leaked that intel indicated an actual terrorist plot, which was later denied?
    I would be suspicious of any drill going down in my neck of the woods.
  9. ArmyZach

    ArmyZach Active Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    The exercise is being run by a company called the Cytel Group, Inc.
    Here is an article from a volunteer that participated in their Urban Shield exercise in Austin.
    Boston PD is convinced that the Cytel Group was instrumental in getting them prepared before the marathon bombing. It is on their homepage:

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  10. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

    Oct 16, 2012
    Outside Austin
    So a company is running this?

    Blackwater next? I mean Xe. I mean fluffy Happy Bunnies Inc.

    Its interesting how some of us with military service come away with more trust with gov and others less...

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