Friday, February 20, 2009


The current rumor flying into our in-box is of "GUN CONFISCATION DRILL IN IOWA!!"
Like most rumors, this one is partially correct.

It is true that the Carroll Iowa National Guard unit (Alpha Company),
will conduct an urban military training drill by holding a four-day exercise in Arcadia, Iowa.

The supposed purpose of the April 2nd to 5th, 2009 exercise,
will be to gather HUMan INTelligence (HUMINT),
and to search for and apprehend a suspected weapons dealer.

"The primary phase will be done Saturday, April 4, when convoys will be deployed from Carroll to Arcadia.
Pictures of a suspected arms dealer will be shown in Arcadia, and soldiers will go door to door asking if residents have seen the suspect.
The drill will culminate in the apprehension of the suspected arms dealer.

"Once credible intelligence has been gathered,
portions of the town will be road-blocked and more in-depth searches of homes and vehicles will be conducted in accordance with the residents' wishes.

"One of the techniques we use in today's political environment is cordon and knock,
We ask for the head of the household, get permission to search, then have them open doors and cupboards.
The homeowner maintains control. We peer over their shoulder, and the soldier
uses the homeowner's body language and position to protect him.

One fact that many of the individuals who sent out alerts on this subject have failed to provide,
is that National Guard troops will only knock on the doors of households
that have agreed to participate in the exercise.
They also do not include the detail that a meeting to give Arcadia residents
more information and accept volunteers,
will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2nd, in the Arcadia American Legion hall.

We hope to have a CSA affiliate at this meeting to obtain first hand information.
Any individual or household that would volunteer for this exercise,
deserves what they get.

Anyone wanting more details (or to express their disdain for such exercises),
should contact the:

Iowa National Guard Public Affairs Office.


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