For the last two weeks, several locations in Broward County, Florida have been used for an elite U.S. military group, training for “urban environment” missions.
Naval Special Warfare Command’s development group used exploding devices, simulated ammunition, and had civilians acting as innocent bystanders, with low-flying combat helicopters overhead.
Special Operations Command spokesman Kenneth McGraw stated, “The training is not in preparation to conduct a specific, real-world, contingency plan”
Local police and sheriff’s deputies helped with coordinating the different stages.
Urban warfare special operations training isn’t new in Florida. In 2011, helicopters startled many high-rise building residents.