Realistic military training canceled in Crossroads

Bianca Montes By Bianca Montes

April 29, 2015 at 11 p.m.
Updated April 30, 2015 at 9:25 a.m.

A controversial special operations realistic training expected to begin this summer will not take place in Victoria and Goliad counties, the Victoria County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday.

After the release of an unclassified document labeling both Texas and Utah as hostile, theorists began to question whether the realistic exercise, known as Jade Helm, 15, was in preparation of a martial law takeover.

Chief Deputy Roy Boyd told the Advocate in December the U.S. Army Special Operations Command chose the Crossroads because Victoria and Goliad counties offered an ideal terrain.

Lt. Thomas Eisman, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, said the command didn't offer any details about why they chose to cancel training in the area.

The Advocate was unable to get an official comment Wednesday from the Army Special Operations Command.



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