What kind of military exercise requires black hawk helicopters and machine gun fire in a city? What is Obama expecting to happen?
Why such drills in civilian areas? These usually take place out of public view. Why weren't local police and fire/rescue alerted prior? There is certainly an intimidation factor at work here.
Miami Herald has more. (Thanks to Ed)
Houston too: Military Training Drill Scares Houston Residents. Helicopters & Gun Fire
Following reports of a military exercise occurring in Miami this week, KTRK-TV shot video of military-style helicopters roaming the skies in Houston, Texas. There have also been several reports of gunfire in the area.Atlas reader Jim wrote me that this blawk hawk/gunfire drill also took place in Harrisburg, Pennslyvania last week.
The U.S. Army tells KTRK-TV that they are overseeing a "multi-agency training drill" at the old Carnegie High School on Houston's south side. There were reportedly armed men in fatigues, a lot of firearms and what many believed were real live rounds.
The Army did not give any additional details regarding what the training is all about or why it is being conducted in Houston.