After taking part in a NATO display of military might, U.S. troops are traveling back to their base in Germany. According to an AP report:
A U.S. army infantry convoy is driving through eastern Europe seeking to provide reassurance to a region concerned that the conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine threatens its security.
According to the Daily Mail:
The soldiers have recently been taking part in the Atlantic Resolve exercise, which was intended to demonstrate NATO’s readiness to defend its members.
From the Department of Defense website:
This is a screenshot of an interactive map available at the DOD website:
Some of the training exercises represented by the pins have their own websites, like this:
From their website: What is Combined Resolve III?
Combined Resolve III is designed to provide the Ironhorse Brigade with multinational training and partnership opportunities that will enhance the flexibility, agility and ability to better operate alongside NATO allies and partners in Europe.
The first phase of Combined Resolve III will include gunnery training at the Army’s Grafenwoehr Training Area. The exercise will then move to the Hohenfels Training Area for a combat maneuver training before returning to Grafenwoehr of the culminating multinational, live-fire exercise that will blend virtual, simulated and maneuver forces to replicate a complex combat environment.
There’s more to the article. It mentions “the Army’s European Activity Set, a group of combat equipment and vehicles.” An activity set sounds like something you’d buy for your kid. Is it all just a dangerous game to the powers that be? The website has info on other training exercises they’ve been holding in Europe.
Does all this “play” in Europe perhaps shed light on Jade Helm? Maybe it’s the U.S.’s turn to host such exercises.
I’ve heard that one of the goals of Jade Helm is to win the hearts and minds of U.S. citizens. That’s a military tactic you can read about at Wikipedia:
Winning hearts and minds is a concept occasionally expressed in the resolution of war, insurgency, and other conflicts, in which one side seeks to prevail not by the use of superior force, but by making emotional or intellectual appeals to sway supporters of the other side.
The use of the term “hearts and minds” to reference a method of bringing a subjugated population on side, was first used during the Malayan Emergency by the British…
To be subjugated is to be conquered. “Winning hearts and minds” is a PSYOP. It is “a form of indirect aggression.” It’s a way to win a war.
Is this what it looks like? These photos are from the U.S. military’s recent romp through Poland:
They also passed through Lithuania:
Is this part of what we can expect from Jade Helm? Will U.S. citizens be so happy to see tanks in their towns, or will the military have to hire actors to pose with the troops? Is that what they did in these photos? Will they perhaps scare us into feeling glad they’re here, like these European countries are allegedly being scared by a Russian threat?
Here’s another Wikipedia article worth reading: Psychological Operations (United States). Be informed so you can recognize what they’re doing. Then tell others. Troops in the streets are not there to be friendly, no matter how it appears. Their presence is an act of aggression. It’s an act of war.