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January 28, 2013

SOF Training Excercise Outside Houston

Looks like Rangers and 160th Special Operations Aviation doing some dry runs for the full blown hit which will probably happen during the night time today or tomorrow.

Of course this will bring with it the usual accusations that the military is training for martial law but the reality is that these are some of the best and most realistic training events that our guys get to do because they are in sprawling urban complexes that the guys have not seen previously, unlike the shoot house at their home base.

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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • Henry2

    Firing machine guns in a US city is normal training procedure?  I don't think it's the "interweb's" fault that people are pissed about this.

  • The Midnight Philosopher

    @HugeFan Portland is old news, look up black helicopters in Portland.

  • HugeFan

    @ArcticWarrior Oh yeah bro, I knew about that FTX because SOFREP mention that last spring. Problem is that said FTX was way out in Umatilla/Pendleton(pretty sure that was to retain OPSEC) areas. That's a good 4-5 hrs from me. Still waiting for JSOC to conduct that bonkers shit right in the heart of the People's Republic of Portland(I use that affectionately). Would love to see the mouth-breathers reaction to CAG and 275 guys taking the Rose Quarter! @TheAtrium @TKW406 @Lt Ryker

  • PatrioticCitizen

    What do you think about this maybe be training exercises for a possible invasion of Iran ...Do they not have a lot of cities and territory that is urban ? The Israeli's have already said that they might be planning some kind of strike in the Spring or Summer as far as their red line is concerned , could this just be preparing for the outcome that might come out of that? ....I still think it is highly unsafe to conduct these exercises over US cities as accidents do happen , and have happened in the past ..and just from a PR standpoint it would be disastrous if one of these choppers crashed into a civilian building or killed countless civilians.

  • JackMurphyRGR

    @John2763 No.