Texas 'Jade Helm' Conspiracy Theory Splits Politicians
It's been a strange week in Texas as the governor told the state guard to monitor military training after an Army document labeled the state hostile.By Kate Grumke | May 9, 2015
"In terms of Jade Helm, can you say clearly, is the U.S. military planning to take over Texas as is being asserted by certain presidential candidates?" asked a reporter.
"I'll take the second one first. No," said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. (Video via C-SPAN)
With that, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter acknowledged a growing conspiracy theory flowing out of the Lone Star State — that a military exercise called Operation Jade Helm 15 planned for this summer in Texas and other states is actually an attempt by President Obama to impose martial law.