After a dozen years of training to go into combat zones filled with enemy combatants, some soldiers are now training to manage themselves in peaceful situations involving civilians.

Troopers with Charlie Company, 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, underwent crowd and riot control training last week at Fort Hood’s Elijah urban training site.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

(3) comments

wilcfry

Way to amp up the backwoods militia types, who've been warning for years that the U.S. military would be turned on civilians at some point.

I felt shivers go down my spine reading this article.

Christopher Highe

If ordered to utilize these in control of We The People (or us Veterans) because we have had enough of our Government's lies and deceit, remember that your Oath is not to the President, but to that of the Constitution. Also remember that you are duty bound to disobey unlawful orders. Be wary, for these are uncertain times.

SteveHarris

Oath Keepers, please be on alert. There is a very thin line between constitutional and unconstitutional orders when peace keeping is involved - especial on American soil.

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